Sunday, February 7, 2016

THRONE FOR A HOOP!

THRONE FOR A HOOP!

The Kings are in town, that means Rondo is back.
How long does Karl have before a coach they lack?
Cs 6-game home win streak, best--era of Brad.
'Cause best chemistry, heart in a while we've had!

Brad said little end Cavs game, Brad was stoic at...buzzzz,
Waiting to find out if a winning AB THREE it was.
Worth wrecking this poem's rhythm--Boston: Cs' cars 
                      were snowed in.
Brad, finally smiling: "...great cleaning snow off your car 
                      when the shot goes in?"

Rondo's had triple dubs, leading the League in assists,
But let's admit in Boston his presence's not missed.
AB FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
DMC crying for a foul every shot takes he.

On the offensive glass (well, both), gotta admire Amir!
Have we discussed (today) we're happy he's here?
SULLY FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
The complaining continues, on DMC a T.

A-S IT, a thing of beauty, coast to coast--
Then he greets the crowd like he's the host ;)
Amir (always quiet) diving! SMART FOR THREE!
Crowder steal! Cs playing great D!

OLYNYK FOR THREE! OLYNYK FOR THREE!
Cs must guard Casspi, easily to the hoop goes he.
Highest first Q1 in the League, today's Cs' Q1.
Kings good shooting. Cs up 9 when it was done.

Great sign: Cs high assists. SMART FOR THREE! 
Turner dribbling, spinning...scoring!! Great to see.
Good for Zeller! Up softly, rolling to the hoop.
AB FOR THREE! Smart to Sully (wow), alley-oop!

Cs a 9-0 run. Sully (17 points) great playin'!
SETH Curry for three, familial? Just sayin'.
With a 74-point half (many TOs), Cs up 16 start Q3!
A-S IT FOR THREE! Tough foul on A-S IT, number three.

Chuck Cooper, first NBA black drafted, BY THE Cs.
Cs wearing his shirt, Cooper's son this did please.
Kings keep scoring. Coming alive is DMC.
Cs at the line only five times, none Q2 or Q3.

From 21 up, more TOs, Cs up 8 start Q4!
Gotta cover Belinelli, we forgot he can score.
Here we go again--phantom foul on Smart, 
Seems especially Q4s, REFS wanna take part.

Great block, steady Zeller! AB FOR THREE!
Huh? For 32 minutes, no fouls called for a C.
AB FOR THREE! Crowder to Turner, down the floor!
Turner great strip! Zeller to the hoop...score.

Rondo shoved Crowder--"travel" is the call?
For Crowder to get a call, he has to fall?
Kings keep scoring. (phew) A-S IT FOR THREE! 
Cousins, Sully tangled up. Crowder from A-S IT!

Tho in grey unis, this game CELTICS WON!
BY 9 points when Q4 was done!
After this game, will George Karl be dethroned?
The biggest problem is by whom the Kings are owned....
























Friday, February 5, 2016

"IT'S THE BIGGEST GAME JUST BECAUSE IT'S THE NEXT GAME." ~Isaiah Thomas, on THIS game

 "IT'S THE BIGGEST GAME JUST BECAUSE IT'S THE NEXT GAME."  ~Isaiah Thomas, on THIS game

Cs are in Cleveland. Cavs are all abuzz--
Against the Hornets, an awful game that was.
A-S IT has always had trouble, home and here,
Worst performances are vs Cavs throughout his career.

Cavs a 14-2 start with Smith and Love's threes.
Every time toward our hoop calls against the Cs.
Two quick fouls A-S IT, then one was taken away (?).
AB FOR THREE! Love watching Smart play!

Cs turnovers galore. Crowd's booing Olynyk each touch.
Hope that doesn't distract him--and the Cs--too much.
Tweaked ankle A-S IT,
To the locker room went he ;(

SMART FOR THREE! Cs within 12 start Q2.
A-S IT hurt, sloppy TOs, could have been worse--phew.
AB FOR THREE! Cs a 12-2 run--
Cs' ball movement, assists, A-S IT (ok) get it done.

Great confidence Zeller! Love knocked HIMSELF down--
Call on Crowder? Cs, hard to settle down.
Cavs stopped moving the ball, LeBaby looking to pass,
Cs running the floor, swarming D, en masse!

From 15 down, Cs pull within 6 start Q3.
Cs continued 16-4 run. Glad Amir is a C!
Cavs 0 for 10. Cs LEAD, on AB FOR THREE!
Sully's fadeaway! Thompson not enough D.

Three tries for Crowder, couldn't make the hoop.
LeBaby always gets the call--how low the refs stoop.
Cavs a 7-0 run. A-S IT called for a T (?).
JR stayed hot. Mosgov a huge guy is he.

Crowder seems hobbled. Olynyk's still booed.
Cavs a 12-2 run. Love's an annoying dude.
Irving never misses. Smart coast to coast!
What heart! Of his talents he makes the most!

Love skidded, looks like he hurt his right knee.
I could watch all day Smart on LeBaby playing D.
Just 1 TO, Cs within 8 start Q4.
Jefferson plays the same, 15th year on the floor.

Love, thigh bruise. Turner great stop and go!
Thompson and Irving lock arms--refs say no.
A-S IT FOR THREE! Back and forth lead.
Zeller providing offense the Celtics need!

LeBaby Tebow-ing, hard hit from the Swede;
So it happens when you go with that speed.
A foul on LeBaby??? No one call believe the call!
Smart can--he's the one who took the fall!

Excellent communication among our guys
(Amazing they can hear over the Cavs' whiny cries).
Crowd boos. Cs 25-9 (11-2) run.
Crowder playing LeBaby can't be fun.

Oops, JR fouled Turner, a miss and a make
(To win this game a miracle it would take)!
For his first basket, CROWDER FOR THREE!
Celtics ball! SMART, AMAZING IS HE!

CELTICS WON BY 1 on AB FOR THREE!
WHAT A NIGHT TO BE A C.

CELTICS HOORAH!

































Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"A PISTON TELLS A STORY ABOUT THE ENGINE IN WHICH IT RESIDES." ~October 2014 issue of Car and Driver

Pistons in the Gahden, TB...Wednesday tonight!
Pistons wearing "Bad Boy" Hats. Ready to fight?
Agree with Coach SVG, we have A-S IT, depth, great D.
All Star vs All Star! Funny (visual), Drummond vs IT.

Sully on Drummond, tough all over the floor.
Jackson's NOT an All Star--he'll want to score!
Finally AB FOR THREE! Ever-improving Amir.
Cs are going at Drummond, because he's...here.

How does he make those shots? A-S IT!
Jerebko to the hoop right through their D!
SMART FOR THREE! SMART FOR THREE! BEEEEP**....
Cs, 11-point lead end Q1 they hope to keep!

AB hard to the bucket, has he given up threes?
Too many missed 50-50 balls by the Cs.
SMART FOR THREE! Olynyk running the floor,
On an amazing pass from Turner he did score!

Love to watch Turner! He MUST remain a C!
Caldwell-Pope slipped, hurt--hate to see.
"Rebounding so beautiful...look like me, bro"
Said Turner when an Amir play they did show ;)

Ball movement! Steals! Assists! Energetic! Every C!
A-S IT FOR THREE! BEEEEP**....Cs up 20 start Q3!
A-S IT FOR THREE! Cs in the paint!
Scoring because there the Pistons ain't.

Looking like Danny DeVito is Coach SVG.
Pistons making three after three after three....
Tommy says, "Go to the hoop, make 'em play D.
Don't give 'em confidence when you miss the three!"

A-S IT jumped over a body! What did Turner do?
Twisted, spun around, scored, off his shoe!
Smart crazy steal! Cs up 18 start Q4!
TURNER!! AB's been scoring back door.

Good things happen with Jerebko on the floor.
Drummond blocked Turner's shot to Row 24.
Crowder's always pounded. Ugh! Did he hurt his knee?
Zeller blocks, rebounds, score...great to see.

Drummond's making free throws, one game missed 23.
Pistons gaining on us Q4, what happened to our D??
Love A-S IT so often fouled, flying to the hoop--
Setting an example for the rest of our group?

Foul call, lying on the ground, on Marcus Smart.
To the refs he's not afraid to show his aching heart.
Smart and Baynes jawin', we need no T!
Cs somehow maintaining composure. SMART FOR THREE!

These refs are a joke, getting an earful from Brad,
So many atrocious calls the Cs have had!
CELTICS WON BY 7 (series tied), not easy to do,
As we played the Pistons, and the refs, too!



**how do you spell the sound the buzzer makes?
(Love how Turner to the hoop the ball he takes)! ��





Tuesday, February 2, 2016

KNICK AT NITE

Cs at Knicks, (phew) Crowder is in
Tho against Orlando he bruised his shin.
Need to fix: January--3 poorest games on D
It was each man for himself shooting the three.

Lopez the only Knick starting every game this season
(I mention this for no particular reason).
Knicks (Afflalo) a 9-0 run start.
Finally A-S IT (once) took their D apart.

Crowder took Melo's elbow right in the chin.
T on DFish. Flagrant One. Cs back in....
Cs a 9-0 run, ball movement, better D.
High-pick-and-roll-Turner I love to see!

Three quick fouls on Olynyk. What a charge Smart!
Quite a night for Afflalo. Cs a sluggish start.
With the Bench, despite fouls, Olynyk's on the floor.
Behind the back, dribbling around, Turner! Score!

On 33% shooting, Cs within 1 end Q1.
Zeller hoops! Smart steal! Cs a 14-2 run!
Vujacic a spark. Knicks a 7-0 run.
Melo, Porzingis pounding Crowder--not fun.

Cs 0 for 13 threes, out-rebounded, buzzer--AB!
A-S IT splitting D, Cs within 2 start Q3.
Lopez is huge! At last, CROWDER FOR THREE!
CROWDER FOR THREE! A-S IT FOR THREE!

Make-up flagrant for Melo, against Amir--
Why the refs' reviews take so long is unclear!
Inconsistent calls complaint got A-S IT a T!
Players get chippy when terrible calls they see!

Turner to Zeller, length of the floor.
Open again, confident Zeller did score!
Turner's creative! Phantom (4th) call on Crowder!
Love that Brad shouted at the refs a little louder.

Cs up 5 to start Q4.
Happy to see Zeller on the floor!
Cs an 8-0 run, great block and D AB!
AB setting the Pace, OLYNYK FOR THREE!

Knicks a 7-0 run. Turner hoop, hoop, hoop....
Great production from the Cs' Bench Group.
Five fouls on Melo. Olynyk length of the floor.
Zeller's playing D and adding to the score!

Melo fouled out. CELTICS WON BY 8.
A rhythm-less game (boo refs), Zeller was great!
Invite Olynyk to AS Threes, Toronto's his home!
Cs' streaking...good way to end this poem.











Sunday, January 31, 2016

...AND HOME

Cs are in Orlando, Magic have a point to prove.
Poor last game--in Boston--fans don't approve.
AB FOR THREE! A-S IT FOR THREE! 
A-S IT FOR THREE! A-S IT FOR THREE!

SMART FOR THREE! SMART FOR THREE!
At the buzzer, SMART FOR THREE!
Smart: "Let's Go, Man!" Cs up 8 start Q2!
Turner delivers, Jerebko knows what to do.

JEREBKO FOR THREE! Playing on his own-yuh
(sorry)...Is the Magic's Mario Hezonja.
Cs excellent ball movement. Random news that's great:
Turner's number (21) will be retired at THE Ohio State.

Cs went cold (on threes), Cs up 7 start Q3!
Amir is playing great on offense and D.
CROWDER FOR THREE! A-S IT FOR THREE! 
(Rule of Verticality doesn't count if you're a C).

Magic a 7-0 run, stopped by Amir.
Just a reminder: very glad he's here!
Magic an 18-3 run, for the Magic's first lead--
Better offense, better D are all the Cs need!

Magic are more intense. Game is tied end Q3.
AB FOR THREE! JEREBKO FOR THREE!
Cs look a little sharper. Smart hard to the hoop!
AB FOR THREE! All heart our Bench group.

Magic with the lead, consecutive threes:
Fournier, Hezonja. Flat-footed (no D) Cs.
Misses AB, A-S IT. Magic a 14-2 run.
Quiet game for Crowder. He did not have fun.

Cs too in love with threes. A-S IT FOR THREE!
Magic 21-5 run. Tough night if you're a C ;(
Turner was fouled, fouled...no call; he did shout!
Another cheesy foul on Turner, 2 Ts, Turner's out.

Coach Skiles disagreed with a call for AB.
He touched the ref's arm--tossed out he should be.
AB great steal! SMART FOR THREE! Cs still score!
SMART FOR THREE! And an old-fashioned...four!

In these Cs there's no (late) quit. We should know:
Lost by 5 tonight, in this building 5 in a row.
Magic's losing streak is done.
So is the one where we won.

No change in the standings, Cs are still at 5.
A 14 point lead, their run we did not survive.
































Friday, January 29, 2016

"A DREAM DOESN'T BECOME REALITY THROUGH MAGIC...." ~Colin Powell (congrats to Isaiah Thomas)

"Til I Collapse" (Eminem) played for IT, 5'9 in length:
"...gotta search within you,...gotta find that inner strength."
Smart's a Rising Star, to join IT the All-Star,
Each credits Coaches/Team, that's how humble they are.

Orlando Magic's in our House, some fear's not unfounded:
Last met late Nov., Cs were pounded and out-rebounded.
Cs slow start; Sully, then All-Star IT,** led the Cs group--
Gotta love the "A-S IT" to Amir alley-oop!

A-S IT FOR THREE! CROWDER FOR THREE! Phew!
Holding Magic to 35% shooting, Cs up 4 start Q2!
SMART FOR THREE! CROWDER FOR THREE! 
AB FOR THREE! JEREBKO FOR THREE!

This is not a typo: JEREBKO FOR THREE!
Aggressive Olynyk! Cs playing good D.
Heads-up plays by Turner--lately great stat lines!
The turnover stat (ugh) no longer his game defines.

Magic an 8-2 run. SMART FOR THREE!
A-S IT coast-to-coast, Cs up 8 start Q3!
Q2-3 Magic a 20-9 run. CROWDER FOR THREE!
Sully chest pass whole floor, only Crowder did see.

Love Amir! Sully, Crowder great hustle!
Sully backs 'em down, Crowder's all muscle ;)
CROWDER FOR THREE! SMART FOR THREE!
Smart! Steal! Turner! Buzzer! Cs up 9 end Q3.

OLYNYK FOR THREE! Cs running the floor!
When Olynyk's aggressive, he can score!
Turner stutter step, right to the hoop.
JEREBKO FOR THREE! No trades, keep this group!

Good things happen with Jerebko on the floor.
Cs a 24-4 run. Magic's bench is on the floor.
Solid play Cs Bench, in double figures there are four.
Roxbury's (Uconn's) Napier the only Magic to score.

Sunday Celtics in Orlando, second, home and home!
Cs by 19, streak's 5! Great way to end this poem!




**A-S IT=ALL-STAR ISAIAH THOMAS!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

"DO. OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY." ~ Yoda, Star Wars, Edpisode V, The Empire Strikes Back

Whose Celtics were THOSE? I think I know:
The ones who didn't join in the Kobe show.
Matinee today--it's the Nets at the Gahden.
For the Lakers let-down, a New Year's pardon.

To that unspoken plan the Celtics must stick:
Win the home and home (both!)--we've the Nets' pick!
With a tweaked shoulder, out today is RJ.
Smart will be available, not ready for full play.

After three bleak minutes, first score by AB.
Nets an 11-2 open. Crowder to the hoop went he!
Sully and Amir arguing about how to cover Brook--
Someone needs to rotate, take away his open look.

IT FOR THREE! CROWDER FOR THREE!
Amir with the jam on the missed shot by AB!
SULLY FOR THREE! Alley-oop Olynyk from IT--
In all the excitement, missing his sneaker is IT!

Both teams 52% shooting, Cs within 2 start Q2.
Love what Amir and IT are able to do.
Left hip contusion, in the locker room--out--AB.
Great pass IT, to an up strong DLee.

On Crowder, on Cs, awful calls! Coast to coast (twice) IT.
Nets dominating the paint. Cs within 1 start Q3.
Crowder! Steal! CROWDER FOR THREE!
Against Lopez Sully is playing better D.

Sully took down Lopez, then with Crowder messed Jack.
Jack and Crowder techs--Sully F1 (surprise! tough hack)!
Crowder steal! Cs' shooting percentage is dropping,
While the crowd's quiet, the Cs the Nets are not stopping.

Appreciating Smart's energy on offense and D!
OLYNYK FOR THREE! Sneaker stuck, Jack hurt his knee.
Cs are slow to the ball. Random T on IT.
Coach Brad ANY scorer is waiting to see.

36% shooting, (somehow) Cs within 10 start Q4.
What is our problem on our home floor?
JEREBKO FOR THREE! Cs alert--score!
Good things happen when Jerebko's on the floor.

Crowd's in! Smart's everywhere! Amir, too!
Cs a 14-5 run. Amazing what Turner can do!
Lopez hardly missing. IT FOR THREE!
Bad calls on Crowder every time he plays D.

Yikes! Cs! Crowder! IT! Crowder--old-fashioned three!
Lopez and Jack (before hurt)--Cs missed AB.
So close (3). Second game in a row not the Cs' day.
Missed shots, missed stops....No more uniforms grey.