Game Thread: Boston Celtics @ Warriors 2011-02-22

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Can the Warriors extend to a four game winning streak?

Poll ended at Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:34 pm

70%
YES
7
30%
NO
3

Total votes: 10


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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:34 pm
Boston Celtics (40 - 14) @ Golden State Warriors (26 - 29)

Start time: 7:30 PM PST @ The Oracle Arena
Local TV: CSN Bay Area

Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors:
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C - Andris Biedrins
PF - David Lee
SF - Dorell Wright
SG - Monta Ellis
PG - Stephen Curry

Probable starters for the Boston Celtics:
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C - Kendrick Perkins
PF - Kevin Garnett
SF - Paul Pierce
SG - Ray Allen
PG - Rajon Rondo

Team leaders:
PPG - M. Ellis (25.2) | P. Pierce (18.6)
RPG - D. Lee (9.5) | K. Garnett (9.0)
APG - S. Curry (6.0) | R. Rondo (12.3)
SPG - M. Ellis (2.2) | R. Rondo (2.4)
BPG - A. Biedrins (0.9) | J. O'Neal (1.2)
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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:10 am
This could be a really good game. But I am banking on a win. 4 of their guys are not going to be resting, they are going to be at the all star activities, and most of our guys will be rested and ready to play. I think Boston is older and comes out flat.

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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:16 am
we used to have boston's number at home in last few years. i hope that continues.

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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:59 am
I like the Warriors chances, but if it comes down the refs in this game, we lose.

The Celtics almost always win the FT battle because they know how to yell and flail and get the refs attention. Pierce does this almost constantly.

If we lose because Pierce was a bitch and shoots 10+ FT's I will be royally pissed.
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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:34 pm
WarriorHawk87 wrote:I like the Warriors chances, but if it comes down the refs in this game, we lose.

The Celtics almost always win the FT battle because they know how to yell and flail and get the refs attention. Pierce does this almost constantly.

If we lose because Pierce was a bitch and shoots 10+ FT's I will be royally pissed.

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Rookie
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» Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:43 pm
WarriorHawk87 wrote:I like the Warriors chances, but if it comes down the refs in this game, we lose.

The Celtics almost always win the FT battle because they know how to yell and flail and get the refs attention. Pierce does this almost constantly.

If we lose because Pierce was a bitch and shoots 10+ FT's I will be royally pissed.

AGREE. Also, given the fact that we are always on the wrong end of the FT discrepancy, it could be a significant stat.
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» Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:45 pm
martin wrote:we used to have boston's number at home in last few years. i hope that continues.

I remember reading a quote from Larry Bird's autobiography that Oakland was a strange place for him to play & he rarely had great games there. Maybe some of the mystique remains...

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» Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:20 pm
i'll root for the warriors like i always do. but i don't see the warriors pulling this one off

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» Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:51 pm
Celtics play great def and they executes their plays it going to hard for warriors to get a win. It will be a test for warriors def to stop their team play.
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Starting Lineup
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» Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:20 pm
6 wins in a row against this team at home isn't too bad...especially since we have a better team now than a few of the previous times we've played them at home.
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» Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:04 pm
Houston won tonight. We have to win tonight to stay ahead of them.
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» Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:46 pm
Don't belong on the same court!?!?! It's on like Donkey KONG! I'm drunk and angry!
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» Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:52 pm
I think that in this game it's getting pretty obvious that Lee just can't finish up inside...so, that's our missing part. he gets his points, but nor from below the basket. We need that big guy, that could either score, or help make some more room for Lee.
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» Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:02 pm
Terrible defense so far. All of the shoots Celtics take, they have players wide open.
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» Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:11 pm
That was a great finish the Warriors had in the 1st quarter. Just to keep it up.

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