Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HUSTLE & FLOW


PACE AND SPACE is Brad's Coaching Plan,
Tonight Rondo will play as much as he can.
First bucket of the season--Jeff Green, Jeff Green!
AB FOR THREE! Lots of D we've seen.

Silly early whistles, GREEN FOR THREE!
Quick pace game, crowd is cheering KG!
SULLY FOR THREE! Rondo great passing,
Stats, not shots/points, he is amassing!

OLYNYK FOR THREE! Turnovers are mounting,
Hustle and enthusiasm, that's what I'm counting!
Gotta love Thornton, Turner, they can score.
The Secaucus Replay Center? We'll surely hear more.

Bass upfake, upfake and a glorious dunk,
Coming off the bench, he's in no funk.
Cs open the season with style, up 9 end Q1!
Watching Rondo handle the ball is so much fun!

Rondo to Zeller, Zeller, Zeller, picking apart the Nets' D,
So much unexpected defense from Thornton we see!
THORNTON FOR THREE! Cs on a 17-1 run,
Cs up 26--61% shooting--when the half was done!

Nets were aggressive with early Q3 score,
Fun watching Big Man Olynyk run the floor!
GREEN FOR THREE! Rondo twice high off the glass,
Then there's his jump shot, Nets expecting the pass.

WOW! For a double double, RONDO FOR THREE!
Bass gathers himself well, ever dignified is he.
Long passes, heads up play, Olynyk and Green,
Sensational defense--more than we have seen!

SMART FOR THREE! Make that a four point play,
With the Nets the Celtics are having their way!
Cs up 29--still 61%--to start Q4,
Again Nets started this Q with plenty of score!

Smart had four steals, a skill he can hone,
At his young age so much he has shown!
Green seems calm, not the Number One Guy,
Best stats ever last year, only he knows why!

Confrontation with Olynyk? Technical on KG ;(
Olynyk kept touching him so the rebound he didn't see!
Game is ending with silly fouls, like they were in Q1,
These aggressive, hustling Celtics are so much fun!

Cs by 16--undefeated, fans and coaches this will please!
Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry with capital...Cs!

(Parrish, Willis, Kareem--just those three,
Played 20 seasons just like KG).




**Terrence Howard would be my choice
To do an imitation of Paul Pierce's voice ;)














Monday, April 14, 2014

PHILLY GEEZ STAKES

One last road game, against the Sixers tonight,
Rondo's in; Bayless, Sully, Hump still not right.
Ainge is in the house, we'll get to hear him,
Carter-Williams first shot, no one was near him.

Green, Bass, Green started off for the Cs.
This is the Jeff Green the fans will please.
AB FOR THREE! Young's elbow--Rondo's nose,
He looked groggy! Bad pun to say that blows?

GREEN FOR THREE! Carter-Williams scoring most,
Followed immediately by Olynyk going coast to coast.
Pressey to Green--alley oop,
Love this aggressive Celtics group.

Rondo came back, two early fouls on Bass.
On $3.8 million do you think J. Anthony will pass?
Sixers a 20-10 run, Vintage Rondo to the rim,
Good hustle, good passes, great playing by him!

Cs and Sixers tied to start Q2,
Fun to watch what comes from Olynyk's IQ.
Sixers max scoring in the paint,
Same old problem: where the Cs ain't.

Philly a 12-0 run, stopped by Bass,
BABB FOR THREE! Pressey can pass!
Second most points in a half given up by the Cs,
Within 17 start Q3--Philly Geez....

Sixers need no help from the refs! Olynyk got hot,
AB looking for his offense, Rondo finding his shot.
Quiet night from Bass until Q3,
Two hands on the ball like we always see.

Ainge keeps saying we need protection around the rim.
Joel Anthony's job in Miami--what's that say about him?
OLYNYK FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
Cs a 16-4 run, JOHNSON FOR THREE!

JOHNSON FOR THREE! Cs within 2 start Q4,
Love that Pressey to Olynyk combo to score.
That's all she "Wroten," there's a good line there,
Sixers getting lots from MC-W and Casper Ware.

GREEN FOR THREE! Green playing the Four,
Plus the Cs have three guards on the floor.
MC-W coast to coast, Cs on and off D,
Olynyk subbed in, OLYNYK FOR THREE!

Rondo's been hustling second half, Cs in this race,
New career high for Olynyk, plays well at this pace!
Refs called a foul on Olynyk hard charge he was taking,
Reviewed a long time, wrong choice they're still making.

Both teams the bottom of the League, still it's the game,
Refs' calls at each end should have to be the same.
Refs long review again--was Olynyk's two a three?
Of course not, no calls if you're a C.

Two times (maybe) the Cs couldn't get the ball in,
Double digits Green, AB, Olynyk--wanna win!
Sixers in bounds pass, Cs stole the ball!
Johnson for three but an out of bounds call.

Refs 113, Cs 108, what a shame,
Terrible way to call and end a game.




















































Saturday, April 12, 2014

EIGHT MEN...IN

No Rondo, No Sully, No Bayless, No Hump,
Changing Line Ups all night our Coach Brad will stump.
(Not many) Cs playing in Cleveland against Kyrie and crew,
Our young guys are auditioning, see what they can do.

Cs first time this season at this home of The Cav,
Memorable was the last visit Jeff Green did have.
With his Heart Surgeon in the crowd--very sweet hug,
At all our "heart" strings that moment did tug.

Hawes, Center, fewer free throws than he takes threes.
Speaking of centers, Olynyk's playing Center for the Cs.
Green aggressive early, hard each time to the hoop!
Babb, Johnson and Anthony are tonight's Bench Group.

Bass.
Class.
OLYNYK FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
Cs a 21-6 run, Pressey's on Irving, great D!

On 45% shooting, Cs up 10 start Q2,
Anthony scored! Guys on the bench liked it, too.
Pressey MONSTER TIP accompanied by a yell!
All his teammates enjoying seeing him play well.

OLYNYK FOR THREE! Since Pressey was in grade eight,
He played Kyrie and Waiters--both said he's doing great!
AB FOR THREE! Then a MONSTER TIP by AB,
Cavs an 8-0 run, til Bass, an old-fashioned three.

AB FOR THREE! GREEN FOR THREE!
Cs excellent ball movement, very aggressive, great D.
Good tempo, fun game--see what the Kids can do,
Olynyk coast to coast, Cs up 18 end Q2.

GREEN FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
Cs 23-4 run (9 for 9), starting in Q3.
Cavs a 9-0 run. Olynyk double double tonight,
Seems every Celtic is doing all things right!

AB FOR THREE! BABB FOR THREE! Cs having fun!
I say they've earned it! Cs a 10-0 run.
This game speaks to the character of tonight's eight,
(And to Brad's coaching skills). Short-handed, played great!

Cs up 31 to start Q4,
GREEN FOR THREE! Hard up the floor.
Anthony great D, must throw an offensive party,
He's making progress, so says Walter MCCarty!

PRESSEY FOR THREE!
Monster dunk by Cavs' Gee.
Teams out of the playoffs, neither showed quit,
Cs' lead as high as 33, lost some of it.

Career high minutes Olynyk, could see he was tired,
Tied his career high score (25), up he was fired!
Cavs a 17-0 run, stopped finally by Bass,
Who can do his money shot off almost any pass.

Olynyk fouled out, Cavs made a late run,
Not enough! The streak continues! CELTICS WON!










































Friday, April 11, 2014

FIGHTING LIKE CATS AND DOGS

Rondo's not playing because of his sore shin,
Cs drafted Jefferson ten years ago--a lottery win.
No Kemba for the Bobcats, his groin is strained.
Brad's focused on games end, our rep is stained.

AB FOR THREE! SULLY FOR THREE!
Pressey started; great offense Green, AB.
GREEN FOR THREE! Good to see Hump back,
Think Cs want to keep him, but money we may lack.

How the mind wanders watching our late season games:
Are the Bobcats the team with the most hyphenated names?
Both teams 50%+ shooting, Cs within 1 end Q1.
OLYNYK FOR THREE! OLYNYK FOR THREE! Fun!

Confident Pressey great assists! AB FOR THREE!
PRESSEY FOR THREE! Neither team's playing D.
Cats Kidd-Gilchrist can block, good shooting Neal.
Cs were down 9, then up 2, end Q2...good deal.

Two quick fouls on Sully to start Q3,
For the Cats Henderson--foul trouble has he.
AB FOR THREE! PRESSEY FOR THREE!
Great job on Henderson--his Dad was a C--by AB

Sully rolled his ankle, to the locker room for retaping,
Pressey as PG--differently the team he's shaping.
Cats a 6-0 run. Let's hear a shout out to Bass,
Always improving--with dignity and class.

Cs a 12-0 run; refs called a 5 second (?) on the Cs,
In the replay no one was there, Tommy yelled, "Puhlease!"
Pressey, what a steal! A steal! Cs up 9 start Q4.
Hump great save! Cs aggressive on the floor!

Pressey coast to coast, second double double, career.
Cs, from Q3, 18-2 run. Play our crowd can cheer!
Cats a 10-0 run. Phew! Stopped by a shot by AB,
Bayless in the locker room, sprained his right knee.

Douglas-Roberts quite a flop, phantom foul on AB,
That will go the League Office for them to see.
SULLY FOR THREE! Here's a thought I'm not fond o':
With Pressey, maybe "fireworks" will mean trading Rondo.

AB steal! Pressey pass, AB FOR THREE!
Green, shot clock ran down, Sully had to try a three.
All Cs starters double digits, all Cs free throws made,
The best Q4--and game--the Cs have played!

A final peek
At a winning streak!








































Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cs' WHOAS

Last road trip of the season, in Atlanta, no snoozin'--
Cs are on a streak of eight games losing.
Calling the game with Gorman are Herren and Ainge,
The season being done in April feels strange.

Will we see chemistry between Rondo and AB?
Against the Hawks, and every team, Cs must play D!
ALLEY-OOP--Rondo to Green,
Hawks lead in threes--so we've seen.

BAYLESS FOR THREE! More than 50% shooting,
Ainge won't say if he's a free agent we are recruiting.
Ainge says Cs playing hard, but little communication and D,
Hawks hardly missing. OLYNYK FOR THREE!

JOHNSON FOR THREE! Cs within 9 end Q1
Easy for teams in the paint to get it done.
Over and over, tape watching, by a sleepless Coach Brad:
After Pistons loss watched Bayless' shot rim out, out...sad.

AB FOR THREE! Cs a 19-7 run,
Listening to Ainge discuss Green was informative and fun.
Says expectations too high, Cs have worked with him,
To get him to rebound, play D and develop rhythm.

RONDO FOR THREE! Cs within 5 start Q3,
Cs were down 14 early, now they're playing some D!
A new trend? Rondo passing to Green in the post,
Both athletic enough to fly coast to coast.

Cs had a lead briefly til Teague scored a quick five,
AB FOR THREE! FOR THREE! Cs look alive!
Ainge loves us Fans, no others can compare,
Hawks playing for their berth. It's like no one is there.

Ainge: for all young players conditioning is the key,
A fit, consistent Sully and Olynyk he hopes to see.
A talkative Ainge said very little about Bass,
Do you think that means on him we will pass?

Cs a 21-9 run, Rondo foul number four.
Ainge: "hoping" for fireworks, he has an open door!
GREEN FOR THREE! GREEN FOR THREE!
Cs played D! Up 7 at the end of Q3.

"Stay Together!" is the constant message from Brad,
The ONE consistent element these Cs have had.
Cs excellent hustle! AB FOR THREE!
Looks like a great combo: Rondo and AB.

Hawks a 10-0 run, Rondo dribbling too much,
Often allowing the Hawks one extra touch.
SULLY FOR THREE! Korver, Brand make us pay,
Near the end of games (quarters), Cs HALT THEIR PLAY!

Questioning the refs....RONDO FOR THREE!
This kind of game we too often see:
We start out slowly, then find our way,
For two and a half quarters we can play.

Then we struggle at the end of the game.
Like the streak of 8 losses, this one ends the same.



























































Saturday, April 5, 2014

"DON'T FIND FAULT, FIND A REMEDY...." Henry Ford

Cs are in Detroit, no Rondo, no AB,
Also no Hump, tendinitis in his knee.
Pressey with the start, he can hustle and pass,
Pistons 5-0 run, Cs first score by Bass.

Mostly on TOs, Cs a 6-0 run,
SULLY FOR THREE! On his first one!
The Athletic Green went hard to the hoop,
SULLY FOR THREE! High scorer for our group.

Cs great ball movement, Pistons not known for D,
Combo platter rotations, PRESSEY FOR THREE!
On 60% shooting, Cs up 3 end Q1.
Cs started Q2 on a 9-0 run.

BAYLESS FOR THREE! Not many a foul call,
Usually means neither team's aggressive with the ball.
BAYLESS FOR THREE! Cs run 18-5,
GREEN FOR THREE! THREE! Cs lookin' alive!

Flagrant called on Bayless, tho he had mostly ball,
Even (really) tried to help Singler as he started to fall.
Green 158 games since his operated on heart,
Streak goes back to last season--at the start.

Refs started whistling, they wanted something to do,
GREEN FOR THREE! Cs up 10 end Q2.
PRESSEY FOR THREE! BAYLESS FOR THREE!
Fighting for a contract, practically every C.

SULLY FOR THREE! Again Bayless is hot,
SULLY FOR THREE! Well...again, Bayless is hot!
Who are THESE Cs? BAYLESS FOR THREE!
13-4 run by the team with a P.

Bass over Drummond! A dunk very loud,
Pistons two rapid TOs led to boos from the crowd.
Cs were up 19, still up 10 start Q4,
Good hustle Babb--he (with the ball) hit the floor!

Uh Oh, Cs are jacking up that three,
Ball movement stopped if you're a C.
Pressey hustled coast to coast to coast,
Of all the Cs he moves the ball the most!

Pistons went on a 15-4 run,
Cs' 19 point lead was suddenly done.
Pressey first double double of his career!
"Stay Together! Stay Together!" Brad's rallying cheer.

BAYLESS FOR THREE! A two the first call,
Drummond seems to rebound or tip in every ball.
Terrible call (5th) on Pressey, Pistons took the lead,
Bayless' three didn't go in,
Cs didn't win....

BTW, Piston Stuckey has the perfect name,
That's what the ball was when he was in the game ;)

UCONN...HUSKIES! UCONN...HUSKIES!











































Friday, April 4, 2014

76TH (-ers) GAME OF THE SEASON

East bottom teams tonight, worst two and four,
That's who's playing on the hallowed Gahden floor.
Sixers' Rookie MC Williams is a local guy,
To contain Rondo he'll have to try.

Strained right Achilles, no AB tonight,
Philly 6-0 run, the crowd seems uptight.
BAYLESS FOR THREE! GREEN FOR THREE!
Ball movement and shots from the Sixers we see.

Both teams fumbled at the buzzer, Cs with 6 start Q2,
Cs have no energy, their shots won't go through.
OLYNYK FOR THREE! Bayless an offensive spark,
Cs couldn't shoot worse if the Gahden were dark.

BAYLESS FOR THREE! Cs offensive rebounds are hot,
Again, doesn't that mean we just couldn't make a shot?
Cs tied the game, Bayless and Bass the reason,
The latter's improved (!) and played hard all season.

BAYLESS FOR THREE! Hustle, JOHNSON FOR THREE!
Cs from 8 down early to up 2 start Q3.
Leon Powe brought our Trophy to Fenway today!
(I miss him). Wants to own an NBA franchise one day!

BAYLESS FOR THREE! Rondo's game's almost back,
First triple double of the year, still no back to back.
Sixers an 8-2 run, Cs within 5 start Q4,
Combo Platter line ups Brad has on the floor.

Good shots Hump, Pressey great steal!
With which of the young guys will the Cs make a deal?
Green took few shots--hard to get passes from Rondo,
When Bayless is in, too--dribbling plays I'm not fond o'!

OLYNYK FOR THREE! Too late in the game,
Cs looked disjointed, rhythm, and D, never came.
Bass double double, not enough he could do,
Another tough loss, glad the crowd didn't Boo (Hoo).