" />
EST. 2011

Celtics Title Town

"IN RONDO WE TRUST"

Celtics Blog Post New Entry

Back-to-back losses, C's lose 4 in a row

Posted by shawn cassidy on January 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM

 

No answers tonight against the young, and talented Pacers. The Celtics went three quarters rebounding, and on the offensive glass, but it didn't mean a win i. Doc wanted to get the ball into the post tonight, and in the first quarter the Celtics got KG going early. KG attempted 19 shots tonight for 21 points, and Jermaine missed all his six shots. The surprising thing was JO rebounding tonight. He ended the game with 12 boards in 17 minutes. Pierce tried all night to get it going. He looked old, and sad tonight. He had a solid first half trying to get to the foul line. I felt like the Celtics tried to give Pierce the ball too much, and to force the issue. Rondo had one stretch in the third that looked solid, but the focus wasn't around Rondo. 

 

Pierce did finish the game with 21 points, but it wasn't pretty. Ray was not apart of the Celtics plans tonight. I think the focus has been all about Pierce, and the Celtics should be working between Ray, and Rondo. The Celtics did lose the boards in the end 52-45, and the Celtics just fell apart. Rushing shots,and costly turnovers. They had 18 turnovers for the game. The rookie Moore looked solid tonight, and at this point it's the only bright spot from the night. Moore had 7 points off of 3-7 shooting. This team is so into the past, and not focused on the now. When should Rondo only shot the ball 9 times?  Never! This team needs Rondo shooting the ball over 15 times a game without a doubt. I know Rondo will get a lot of blame for this game, but I just don't see it. Rondo did what Doc wanted right? He set up KG, and Pierce in the first quarter. Did it work? For the early part of the quarter it did. I think KG looked good tonight. Better than usual. 

 

The Pacers killed the Celtics in the paint with 42 points. They took the ball to the hole, or they put the offensive rebounds back in. I really didn't have the notion that the Celtics would win tonight, but the numb feeling is still their.


Box Score

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

10 Comments

Reply paul
9:59 PM on January 14, 2012 
To me the situation is perverse, and I'm making the prediction that we will not be the only ones talking about this much longer. I think that some national figures aren't going to be able to keep quiet about the travesty that is going on in Celtics Land. I will no longer blame Rondo for his inconsistent play. It's now as plain as anything can be, I think, that Rondo has been instructed, directly and indirectly, to slow the ball down, and to take a back seat to the Big Three, and so on, and that this has been going on for years. I think Rondo is stuck in a nearly hopeless situation. My only suggestion to him at this point is to keep working as hard as you can on your shooting, Rondo, because the only way you can win respect in this league, in the end, is by scoring.

The sheer perversity of constantly taking the ball out of your best player's hands, and taking the initiative away from him, just has become surreal and disgusting at this point. Imagine if Dave Cowens had said to Larry Bird back in 1980, "shut up and take a back seat. I'm the star around here, and I will be for the forseeable future. "
Reply Cisco
9:59 PM on January 14, 2012 
This game was never about really winning. It was more about sacrifice the result and get Paul Pierce into the shape. And KG as well, but the main focus was on Pierce. He did score 21, but he damaged the team and this is where the game was lost.
Rondo and Ray were our best players and scorers so far and yet they were ignored tonight, all for the sake of Paul Pierce and his shape. Doc is not being fair with this one, sorry to say it.
Reply Franklin
10:05 PM on January 14, 2012 
Cisco says...
This game was never about really winning. It was more about sacrifice the result and get Paul Pierce into the shape. And KG as well, but the main focus was on Pierce. He did score 21, but he damaged the team and this is where the game was lost.
Rondo and Ray were our best players and scorers so far and yet they were ignored tonight, all for the sake of Paul Pierce and his shape. Doc is not being fair with this one, sorry to say it.



Good call out about Doc. He can get Paul into shape still without having him being the focus. Rondo, and Ray have carried this team all season long. They can carry it while Pierce,and KG get into game shape. Rondo should be leading this team anyways.
Reply Franklin
10:08 PM on January 14, 2012 
paul says...
To me the situation is perverse, and I'm making the prediction that we will not be the only ones talking about this much longer. I think that some national figures aren't going to be able to keep quiet about the travesty that is going on in Celtics Land. I will no longer blame Rondo for his inconsistent play. It's now as plain as anything can be, I think, that Rondo has been instructed, directly and indirectly, to slow the ball down, and to take a back seat to the Big Three, and so on, and that this has been going on for years. I think Rondo is stuck in a nearly hopeless situation. My only suggestion to him at this point is to keep working as hard as you can on your shooting, Rondo, because the only way you can win respect in this league, in the end, is by scoring.

The sheer perversity of constantly taking the ball out of your best player's hands, and taking the initiative away from him, just has become surreal and disgusting at this point. Imagine if Dave Cowens had said to Larry Bird back in 1980, "shut up and take a back seat. I'm the star around here, and I will be for the forseeable future. "



Paul I hope the media sees this! They believe whatever Danny says. Each game the Celtics lose. Is one more step into breaking this team up. I don't want it to, but Danny has a quick hand sometimes.
Reply paul
10:22 PM on January 14, 2012 
Franklin says...
Paul I hope the media sees this! They believe whatever Danny says. Each game the Celtics lose. Is one more step into breaking this team up. I don't want it to, but Danny has a quick hand sometimes.



I really really think that some explayer is going to speak out about what is going on. It's perverse, and there's a tragic aspect to it, in that a brilliant young player is being wasted.
Reply paul
10:26 PM on January 14, 2012 
Cisco says...
This game was never about really winning. It was more about sacrifice the result and get Paul Pierce into the shape. And KG as well, but the main focus was on Pierce. He did score 21, but he damaged the team and this is where the game was lost.
Rondo and Ray were our best players and scorers so far and yet they were ignored tonight, all for the sake of Paul Pierce and his shape. Doc is not being fair with this one, sorry to say it.


Well said, Cisco. It's bizarre to watch. I was kind of stunned watching the Cs game. The contrast between a team that follows its best player's lead, and a team that keeps forcing aging vets into the leadership role instead of a young player that is just as talented as Rose - it's hard to watch at this point.
Reply Cisco
10:41 PM on January 14, 2012 
paul says...
Well said, Cisco. It's bizarre to watch. I was kind of stunned watching the Cs game. The contrast between a team that follows its best player's lead, and a team that keeps forcing aging vets into the leadership role instead of a young player that is just as talented as Rose - it's hard to watch at this point.

Bizarre to watch, indeed.
I was tempted to say that this is in Doc's hand, but I'm afraid that Doc is to connected with/into Paul thing and he just can't see the damage of this occurred situation. Who should step in, Danny, perhaps? Don't think so... they were ready to trade Rondo for CP3, for what? You guessed: another run for the Big 3 :) I'm kind of getting tired of this Big 3 issue, especially when I see younger team as Pacers today playing basketball, while we slow down because of our old legs...
All we can play is jump shots right now - there is no way you can win a game or making the playoffs relying on jump shots.
Reply paul
10:49 PM on January 14, 2012 
It's like there is a Big Three trance!
Reply jlil89
11:12 PM on January 15, 2012 
Former green machine Shaq! Speak up with Barkley and the others and address this issue! Please!!! Make them listen!!! :)))
Reply paul
8:12 AM on January 16, 2012 
jlil89 says...
Former green machine Shaq! Speak up with Barkley and the others and address this issue! Please!!! Make them listen!!! :)))


I really think that some of those guys are going to speak up about it if things keep going this way.