Friday, May 25, 2018

HOME...WORD!

Cs in Cleveland, GAME SIX! Cs need an extraordinary Q1,
Seize the moment, don’t fear it-remember to have FUN!
Brad says there’s power in being naive; in the moment, stay-
Baynes, start. Cs, tip! Rozier-Cs’ first score play!

FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Both Teams, D!
Aggressive Fearless Brown! Tatum! Love, hurt is he?
Tatum, Love banged heads. Morris! Baynes, great D!
Smart, over his shoulder pass: FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!

Rozier! Horford! F. Brown! Cs in the paint! 
Love in the locker room, on the floor he still ain’t.
Great job offensively, Cs up 5 start Q2!
Smart, smart! SMART FOR THREE! J. Green, we see you.

ROZIER FOR THREE! Cavs, first lead. Cavs, 20-4 run.
Cs, TOs. Rozier, steal! ROZIER FOR THREE! More fun.
Morris! ...I’ve had enough Breen, Jackson and JVG.
ROZIER FOR THREE! Lebaby, all half. Cs within 11 start Q3.

Need Tatum, Horford to score! K. Love out all night-
Precaution. Ugh, no telling which Cavs will bring the fight.
Cs, TOs. Horford (phew)! Rozier! F. Brown, foul two.
JR’s a bum. Tatum (phew)! Cs have forgotten what to do 😰

FINALLY...TATUM FOR THREE! Morris! WHERE’S OUR D?
Rozier! MORRIS FOR THREE! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Rozier-Tatum, alley-oop! Tatum! Fearless Brown!
Cs, TOs. Monroe, in. Near end Q3 Lebaby’s first sit down.

MORRIS FOR THREE! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Yikes! From down 16, Cs within 10, end Q3.
Rozier, ankle, wincing. Fearless Brown, twice!
Smart, block! ROZIER FOR THREE! Nice!

Rozier, FTs! Nance fell on Lebaby’s knee-
Tatum was fouled-hard!-no call did we see??
Rozier! Horford, patient! LeBaby, looks gimpy to me-
Surely feeling no pain, (all game long) on a mission is he.

JR’s still a bum. Tatum, steal! Horford! Smart!
Smart, D! What a play! Cs’ FTs breakin’ my heart ;(
Fearless Brown attacking! Tatum! Cs fighting...maybe?
At the buzzer...from everywhere...gotta deal with LeBaby.

Going HOME, 
End of this poem.

CELTICS HOORAH!
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Monday, April 30, 2018

WON...OHHH!

Sixers at the Gahden! Drew Bledsoe shirt-Rozier 😂
Baynes will start; Embiid, Simmons will be here.
Fearless Brown wants to play-docs, coaches say no,
Smart will start tonight. Thursday Fearless Brown a go?

Cs’ first score! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Baynes! Tatum! Horford! Ojeleye, great D!
Rozier! Cs, 8-1 run! On Morris awful call ;(
Morris, that turnaround! Somehow, Celtics Ball!

Ojeleye, D (for D-flection 😉)! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Smart! Cs, 17-4 run! Simmons, ball handling we see.
Ugh, Belinelli’s here. Rozier to Morris, alley-oop!
Up 3 end Q1, our Celtics Group!

Tatum! JJ’s here, too. Sixers run, 11-2. Cs, D?
MORRIS FOR THREE! OJELEYE FOR THREE!
Horford! D! Sparkin! Horford, hard to the rim!
Belinelli (can shoot threes but) can’t guard him!

Sparkin, passes, rebounds! Horford! Patient Cs!
Tatum, showin’ skills! Cs, 16-4 run. Both teams, few FTs.
BAYNES FOR THREE! TATUM FOR THREE!
On Horford, terrible call-Ainge could clearly see.

Tatum, spectacular, his growth-tonight!-we can see! 
ROZIER FOR THREE! Smart’s thumb?? Hurting is he??
Cs, confidence and resilience! Cs up 11 start Q3!
Smart ok, was his...not thumb ;) SMART FOR THREE!

ROZIER FOR THREE! Tatum! Smart, foul three.
SMART FOR THREE! Love it: BAYNES FOR THREE!
Rozier to Horford, alley-oop! Tatum! HORFORD FOR THREE!
Horford, flexing 💪 Embiid draws fouls, tough on Baynes’ D.

Sparkin, dribblin’, dribblin’....SPARKIN FOR THREE!
Sparkin drew a foul from Simmons-fun to see ;)
Smart, smart! Cs up 12 end Q3!
Cs, 12 seconds, two fouls. Cs, TOs. Sixers, D.

Tatum! Baynes, great D! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Rozier, rebound, coast to coast! Horford, foul three. 
Cs, team limit, 7:41. Morris! Horford! HORFORD FOR THREE!
ROZIER FOR THREE! Tatum! Crowd: “HE’S OUR ROOK-IE!”

Rozier, steal! Tatum! More Rozier! Unreal! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Rozier, Tatum, Horford-we have OUR NEW BIG THREE!
Gino Time 🎶  BY 15 CELTICS WON!
CELTICS LEAD THIS SERIES BY ONE!

CELTICS HOORAH!
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

HOMEWARD BOUND (sigh)

Cs in Milwaukee, all important Game Six!
Ojeleye, start! Maker early in the Bucks mix.
Fearless Brown-great fadeaway-first score! 
Off every Cs TO, Bucks flyin’ down the floor.

Cs, ball movement! Bank: ROZIER FOR THREE!
Rozier, steal! Horford, block! Tatum! Cs, D!
Horford, hard to the hoop! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Maker “met” Baynes ;) ROZIER FOR THREE!

Morris! Baynes! Bucks, late Q 7-0 run. 
Cs 45% shooting (vs 53). Cs up 2 end Q1!
HORFORD FOR THREE! Sparkin! Smart, smart D!
Delly’s still a punk. Morris on him-no jinx-fun to see.

Cs, D! Tatum, steal, stolen back. Bucks, 8-0 run. 
TATUM FOR THREE! ROZIER FOR THREE! Fun!
Tatum, steal, TO-of course, Bucks runnin’ the floor.
Bledsoe yelling at Smart when he did score.

Bucks, 24-8 run. Cs, struggling in transition.
Smart! Middleton hits from every position.
Bucks, 18-0 fast break points. Cs within 9 end Q2.
Horford, foul two. Fearless Brown, foul two, too.

Man, Rozier is tough! Bucks, very aggressive D.
HORFORD FOR THREE! Tatum, fouled hard was he.
Ojeleye, steal! Maker, foul four. Tatum , FTs!
Fearless Brown! Better ball movement all Cs!

Rozier, foul two. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
What a pass from Horford!! Fearless Brown, foul three. 
Horford Hook! Tatum! Fearless Brown! Cs, 15-4!
Need Horford 48 minutes on the floor. Who’ll score?

Delly, punk. Ugh, Middleton. Bucks, 13-4.
Cs had tied it...Cs within 9 start Q4.
Smart, foul one. Sparkin! Morris! Fearless Brown, D!
Maker, foul five. Fearless Brown, missed FT, FT?

Smart, quick! Fearless Brown, straight to the rim!
GFreak on the bench. Cs finding some rhythm.
Baynes! Cs, fumble. MORRIS FOR THREE! 
Brogdan? Now? Help! TATUM FOR THREE!

Horford, foul four? Hmm, GFreak must be a star ;(
Cs taking the three-point attempts too far. 
Crowd
Loud ;(

Cs-Game 7-Win or Stay Home.
Back to the Gahden, the end of this poem....

CELTICS HOORAH!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WE ARE WON!

Bucks at the Gahden, back in is Smart!
Minutes TBD, he will not start.
Red Auerbach Award to Kyrie!
Ojeleye, start-brings high IQ D!

Contested tip ;) Fearless Brown, steal!
Horford, first (FT) score! GFreak’s for real ;)
Cs, overzealous. Our First FG, OJELEYE FOR THREE!
Sweet pass, Tatum to Horford! SMAHT-INSTANT D!

Rozier! Fearless Brown! Smart, block! All Smart!
ROZIER FOR THREE! Steals! Points! Blocks! D! Smart! 
Sparkin! Morris! (Delly’s a punk). Cs, 14-4 run!
Cs 43% shooting (vs 27), Cs up 8 end Q1!

Baynes banks! Smart, foul two. MORRIS FOR THREE!
Smart, steal! Sparkin to the hoop! Angry was he ;)
Morris, Maker jawin’. Baynes! Morris! Smart, smart D!
Tatum to Horford, alley-oop! Cs Bench, great D! 

Tatum, foul two. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Sparkin, Ojeleye, no calls?? Refs are annoying me.
TATUM FOR THREE! Cs, 20-7 run! Sparkin’s knee?
Another missed call for Ojeleye, on GFreak nice D!

Cs, ball movement! Horford, rebounds! Bucks, 7-0 run.
Smart, FTs! Cs up 11 when Q2 is done!
Cs fewest points allowed, playoff half since ‘13.
Bucks fouling, traveling...awful reffing we’ve seen.

HORFORD FOR THREE! Hard foul on Rozier-
Maker hit him in the head, not checking flagrant here?
Bledsoe, Rozier-scrum. Flagrant, Bledsoe; Rozier, T.
ROZIER FOR THREE! Fearless Brown, foul three.

Tatum, steal! On GFreak, Ojeleye (all caps) GREAT D!
Tatum, foul three. Fearless Brown, crazy athletic is he!
Ojeleye, foul three. GFreak’s shoving. Refs don’t see??Morris, rebounds! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!

Bucks, 17-5 run. Horford! Smart. So. Smart.
Tommy calls him “adrenaline.” He is “Pure Heart!”
Cs, 7-0 run! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Sparkin! Smart to Horford, alley-oop! Cs, D!

Cs, 44% shooting (vs 35), Cs up 11 start Q4! 
Smart, great D!! Bucks, energy; Cs, hard to score.
Smart! Awful call on Rozier. Refs, evening up FTs?
HORFORD FOR THREE! Does SO MUCH for our Cs! 

Rozier, D! Morris! Horford, block! GFreak no score-
(Excellent D Ojeleye, Horford) from Q2 til late Q4.
Horford to Fearless Brown! Fearless Brown, foul four.
NO CALL?? Maker hit Rozier in the face once more!

Horford, GFreak, jawin’. Smart passed-from the floor!
Rolling around! HOLY 🏀! Horford, good score!
Horford, Cs scoring, rebound leader! Rozier, FTs! FTs!
BY 5 THIS GAME WAS WON BY THE Cs!

CELTICS HOORAH!
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

TWO, TOO

Cs in Milwaukee, Thon Maker’s consulting with KG?
It’s the Playoffs! Could KG just talk to a C?
Cs, aggressive! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! 
Baynes! Horford! Cs, ball movement,  enter D!

Rozier, steal! Tatum! Cs, offensive rebounds!
Midday game, less hyped this crowd sounds.
Morris! Cs, hustle! GFreak stopped their drought.
Horford, block! Better when Delly (punk), Maker’s out.

Morris! Cs, TOs. Cs, lacka..., Cs within 7 start Q2.
Is Tatum in? Looking for what he can do ;(
Bucks on Fearless Brown and Rozier, too much D.
Different Bucks able to shoot the three.

Baynes! Morris and Middleton (jump ball) double T.
Morris Twins both fined-not the first same day T ;)
Bucks 14-4 run. Bucks steals. Cs, frightening FG.
Rozier, first points. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!

Brad: “We outplayed them...til we lost our minds.”
Fearless Brown, amazing shots, steals, he finds!
Bucks score off (too many) blocks. Rough time, Cs
On offense, on D, getting blocked, even with FTs.

On 30% scoring (vs 48), Cs within 16 start Q3.
Baynes, bold! Horford! On Middleton NEED D!
Fearless Brown, lonely! Tatum! Bledsoe, foul three.
Zeller, foul four-ugh, means more Maker we’ll see.

Rozier to Tatum, alley-oop! Cs, solid D!
Ojeleye! Tatum! Rhythm? Delly, still a punk is he.
Cs, 14-4 run! Horford, Fearless Brown length of floor!
TATUM FOR THREE! Cs, D! Need Rozier to score.

FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Cs, 20-6 run!
Cs’ Bench came in. Hope our run’s not done.
Smart in the house! Cs within 8 end Q3.
Cs had almost as many points as 1st half in Q3.

Double foul, Maker, Baynes, to halt nasty action-
Or could it be a no-call? Up to the refs’ reaction.
FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Sparkin, fell did he.
MORRIS FOR THREE! Morris! A (brief) TIE WE SEE!

Morris! TATUM FOR THREE! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Maker, 4 blocks. Cs, often 23 seconds good D.
Cs, out-offensive-rebounding! Horford, hard drive!
ROZIER FOR THREE! Cs, D, 2 one-on-fours survive!

FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! New career high! 
Tatum, for the lead (no jinx)...til Brogdan, sigh.
Horford! Tie! GFreak tipped the ball in ;(
5.1 left-Celtics, from down 20, by 2 did not win.

CELTICS HOORAH!
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Friday, April 20, 2018

OH DEER

Cs in Milwaukee, energetic crowd we’ll see.
Bucks, ball movement. HORFORD FOR THREE!
Tatum plays well thru contact! Bledsoe, foul two.
Bucks, 10-0 run. Bucks more physical, too.

Horford, block! Rozier, steal! TOs, Cs.
Greek Freak traveled! Horford, block! NO? Geez.
Jabari-too few minutes-out his emotions came;
Bucks want him to grow up, just play the game.

Sparkin! Delly (punk), foul two. Play is rough!
Maker blocking. Cs struggling to score enough.
Yikes, Cs 11% shooting (vs 58), Cs within 15 end Q1.
Mad Brad! Play with substance to get it done!!

Tatum! At last! Cs, 10+ minutes, no FGs. 
Horford hard to the hoop! Flat-footed Cs ;(
Nasty out there! Cs, TOs. Horford, all hustle!
Rozier, from no TOs to five. Bucks showin’ muscle.

FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Monroe!
Fearless Brown, hard push! Cs a step slow.
BAYNES FOR THREE! Fearless Brown, foul two.
Morris! Fearless Brown! Cs within 23 end Q2.

Extra Mad Brad. No playoff experience, lots o’ Cs,
Still, lack of energy? No offense? No D? Please!!
BAYNES FOR THREE! Fearless Brown, nice D!
(Finally) Rozier! Fearless Brown, inspired is he!

TATUM (deserves all caps)! Cs, 7-0 run!
Rozier to Horford, alley-oop! Cs’ zone getting it done.
Rozier, coast to coast! TATUM FOR THREE!
Morris politely asked the ref...why the T?

ROZIER FOR THREE! Not whiny-bad calls we see.
(never got an explanation for Morris’ T).
Cs got within 14, Cs within 18 when Q3 was done.
Tatum! Maker’s a problem. He’s not the only one.

Monroe! Morris! GFreak, foul 5. Again, Monroe!
Bucks kinda played Cs ball. Did the Cs? Um...no.
MORRIS FOR THREE! Nader! Cs’ youth does show-
First road playoff game for many, now they know.

OJELEYE FOR THREE!
Bucks drop confetti?
Bucks (Maker), 11 blocks-on each, baskets they had.
Halfway thru Q4, deep into the Bench went Brad.

The math is tough.
I’ve rhymed enough.
Hard to watch, Brad will make sure the Guys know:
THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS! Up it is time to grow.

CELTICS HOORAH!
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