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JR99

  • joined Oct 27, 2010
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Why did a ref high-five Spoelstra, after a made Heat three, in the middle of Game 5?

At ~11:37 of the 4th quarter of Finals game 5, Monty McCutchen, referee #13, ran near Erik Spoelstra standing by the sideline, immediately after Mike Miller hit his sixth and penultimate three. The...

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We dreamed a dream

We dreamed a dream in time gone byWhen hope was high and life worth livingWe dreamed our love would never dieWe dreamed that god would be forgiving Then we were young and unafraidAnd dreams were...

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How do you beat Lebron James?

For a long time now, I've felt that if Lebron REALLY wanted/needed to, he could win any game all by himself. That he could simply BULL his way to anywhere and anything he wanted on the court,...

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Bill Kennedy Is Dishonest, and It's Obvious

There were 3 egregiously bad calls made late in ECF game 4 against the Celtics, each of which could have changed the outcome of the game. All three were called by Bill Kennedy: - Travel call on...

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Let It Be

The Celtics put up a valiant fight in ECF game 2, but couldn't get it done thanks in large part to the refs, but also because to beat the Heat, the Celtics now have to be nearly perfect. And...

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How Avery Bradley's absence affects everyone else

Avery Bradley has been a fan favorite for months now. And we all thought he'd be our Wade-stopper in the Eastern Conference Finals. Sadly, it was not to be. So how does Avery's absence affect the...

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Is Rondo out of his mind? Or just on some other level?

Game 7 of the Eastern semi-finals. One could reasonably surmise there aren't many more important games a team can play, right? So Rondo starts the first half appropriately enough, fairly...

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Celtics have given up on a championship

Writers and bloggers everywhere have wondered which Celtics team will show up for each playoff game. Sounds reasonable, given the tremendous differences in effort and results from game to game. But...

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Bill Kennedy And The NBA Are Corrupt: Lessons of May 18

May 18, 2012: 36 free throws for Philadelphia in game 4, 19 for Boston. And that's after a 4th quarter in which Kennedy finally (mostly) stopped blowing his whistle against the Celtics, presumably...

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Avery Bradley Is (Also) Indispensable

Two Avery Bradley plays stood out for me in Game 1 vs. Philly, both in the 2nd half:

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Most important player on the team

Many say it's Rondo. Some say it's Pierce. But it has always been Kevin. I don't remember a single game this season where KG played without urgency, or without paying attention. There have been...

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The danger of good luck

Almost every day recently, the Celtics have gotten positive news about their chances of making it to the Eastern Conference finals.

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How to beat the Heat

Miami is very, very good at defending the pick-and-roll and the paint. They are worse at defending the medium-to-long jumpers (esp the pick-and-pop), and pretty much suck at defending the three....

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Net Result of Rondo's Mistake

But no Rondo for Game 2 does not = Loss.

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Woodson's stupidest decision?

On April 25th, the Clippers came to town needing a win. At that time, the Knicks and 76ers had the same record. A loss could have allowed Philly to take over 7th seed, and a loss to Charlotte the...

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Howard is arguably much LESS valuable than Chandler

D HOWARD (11-12):DefRtg 99.3 (Defensive Rating: points allowed per 100 possessions)FG% 58%TS% 57.2% (shooting % adjusted for value of FTs and 3-pointers)Usg% 26.1% (% of plays used by player) T...

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Melo's doing his job, but there's a reason ISO-heavy teams rarely win

Several reasons, actually. 1) It makes the job of the opposing defense too easy. Even teams who don't do much pre-game prep (which I suppose can happen in this nutty season) will figure out by the...

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Why not Marbury?

With Lin out for the season, the Knicks become at best one of those "tough outs" in the playoffs... basically a euphemism for "they have no shot." There is no way Baron Davis + Toney Douglas =...

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If this is true, the Knicks are more dysfunctional than we thought

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7684157/mike-dantoni-lost-new-york-knicks-locker-room-according-sourcesChris Broussard at his finest, I know. But this time, this particular article...

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If it's a championship you want, New York

OPINION: Money corrupts the souls of most men. And Carmelo and Amare make way too much money to ever give a shit about ANYTHING, let alone the process of entertaining all of us by running around in...

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The Sweatband Factor

When faced with a player who sometimes does and sometimes does not wear a sweatband, if you want to determine if/how that factor will affect performance, there is some simple logic to apply: If the...

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Maybe Knicks will NOT be ready for a deep run?

I've been saying this team is ready to contend this year, that they would use the reg season to hone a very talented group into a great team. Now, I'm beginning to wonder if that's possible....

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Are Celtics better off with less Ray Allen, more Pietrus?

I think it's debatable now, after the March 2 Nets game. It seems quite possible that the reason the Cs' offense sometimes (some would say 'often') bogs down is... everybody, especially Rondo,...

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One name fans should stop using for Rajon Rondo

I've been a supporter of Rajon's for a long time now. Until the Celtics' Feb 28 game in Cleveland. For whatever reasons, that game neatly encapsulated for me all the problems Rondo brings to the...

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Interesting stats from the Nets game

There was disagreement in the comments about the number of ISOs vs. PG-initiated plays, and other details, so I went back to the video. Results: Isolation Plays:Melo 9Fields 4Amare 3Davis 1Jeffries...

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Why the Celtics are failing now

This is the way I see it.... As many have said, the Cs' problems are age-related..... the core-and-then-some of this team is populated with players all in their 30s (or in Wilcox's case, very close...

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Defense at the 4: Amare vs. Jeffries?

Imo, the best solution is to tailor the lineup to each situation. If there's a major scorer at the opponent's 4 who must be stopped (Pau, Love, Bosh, et al), and Amare can't do it, use JJ over...

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Don't play starters Thursday in Chicago. Do a Popovich, Doc

We are playing Detroit in Boston on Wednesday night, then flying to Chicago for a rematch with the Bulls the next night. The dreaded Road-2nd-of-Back-to-Back. The guys will get to bed at about 5am...

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Knicks contending this year

A week or two ago, that would have been a laugh line. Now it's reality.What does it take to be a true contender? Well.... 1) First, you gotta have some good players. Knicks' starters: Lin, Melo,...

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Here's why Jeremy Lin's the real thing

Imo, you don't have to see Lin perform at his current high level over a whole season (or two, or half) to know that he's for real... a new star. If a player just scores 25 or 30 points in a night...

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