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The Good,the Bad,and the Ugly: Game 31 of the season against the Mavs

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

After evey game we discuss the Good, the Bad, and the ugly from last nights game.

The Good

:D Well the only Celtic to show up last night,  Bradley did a fine job replacing the suspended Rondo in the line-up. He only had one turnover in 33 minutes, which is solid, and he was 6/11 from the field for 12 points. I would still love to see both Rondo, and Bradley play a little more together. Especially when Ray struggles with guarding his man.

:) The rookies put in some solid minutes, once the C's gave up. Johnson had 8 points, and Moore 6 points. The young guys will get time, and right now with all the injuries it will happen even more. Lets hope they gain some more footing at the pro level.

The Bad

:| Ray is in a slump, or he's forcing his shot. I think a little of both. I think one of the issues with the Celtics offense is Ray Allen. When Doc wants Ray going, the Celtics waste so much time, to set him up, and that could be because of poor screens set for Allen, but that's when Doc needs to say to himself. Let's have Rondo attack, and will get Ray some three's with kick outs. Ray shot 1/5 from three point land, and they were forced three's, and he's been doing a lot of that lately. I have been on a huge Ray fan, but the chemistry Rondo, and Ray had early in the season is gone.

:| Rebounding of course is still an issue, and Dirk grabs 16 boards. Pietrus did grab   12 boards for the C's, but nobody helped, and without KG,and Bass the C's need someone to help.

The Ugly

:mad: The injuries keep coming for the Celtics. We're out four bigs, and KG should be back Wednesday, but losing Wilcox is big, and JO is bad as well. The Celtics will have to rely on Johnson, and Stiesma. The good news is that the Celtics have one more game to limp into all-star break.

Overall it was ass kicking. The issue  I had last night was effort. The Celtics were short handed, I get that, but the effort was poor. The execution was poor. All we can hope for is that the Celtics hit the re-start button after the all-star break. But a lot needs to change, mainly on the offensive end.

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Reply Franklin
12:17 PM on February 21, 2012 
Ray ALLEN is killing me,and the Celtics. Forcing so much right now. I hope the Celtics can start over after the break, some teams have in the past in the NBA, and I hope the C's can to.
Reply Celticslifer
12:18 PM on February 21, 2012 
The injuries worry me, because the Celtics need to somehow get a big. Maybe a waiver of something? No big trade though.
Reply jlil89
2:22 PM on February 21, 2012 
It's no lie that Allen is a bit too cold for his normal self right now but he is a guy that heavily relies on proper screens in order to get his shot. Watching Wilcox and JO trying to do this job is sickening. My grandma can break through those pathetic screen attempts...

Not to mention that Ray and Pierce are being very well guarded since JO and Wilcox are not nearly the offensive threats these two can be.
Reply paul
2:31 PM on February 21, 2012 
I still ask, if it's ok for Bradley to put up a ton of shots, why isn't ok for Rondo to do so?
Reply paul
2:35 PM on February 21, 2012 
I agree about forcing the screens. They aren't working, because we don't have anyone to really set them, but we DO have an alternative!!!!! When Rondo hits the paint, we KNOW he can find Allen if Allen will set up for a three. But the team seems to make no effort to do that. In the play I've been talking about, the one where Rondo got crushed, Allen literally hid behind the man guarding him. What sense did that make? Rondo used to drive and kick to Allen all the time. Now it's like Allen doesn't even want to do that anymore.