Sunday, February 11, 2018

HONORING THE TRUTH but FACING SOME TRUTHS

Cavs at the Gahden, here (include) Rondo, Doc, KG-
Lue says no specific defense planned on Kyrie.
Doc, in stands, first in 30 years, a Fan shirt will he don?
“...grab a beer, yell at the refs all game...boo Lebron.” 😂

Kyrie, first score! New Cavs no practice yet;
George Hill the only new guy who is a vet.
Morris (start)! Tatum! Kyrie over Lebaby-score!
Crowd loves Lebaby missed, other end of the floor!

Horford! Fearless Brown! Lebaby’s cry baby face-
MORRIS FOR THREE!  Baynes, no calls, any place.
KYRIE FOR THREE! Very hard charge took Baynes!
Lebaby has missed no games; now feeling knee pains.

Rozier! MORRIS FOR THREE! Tons o’ vids of PP!
(Mean, but gotta mention no tribute issues for IT).
Horford, deflection! TATUM FOR THREE!
JGreen, against us, aggressive you choose to be?

Horford flew to the hoop, jam! Cs up 1 end Q1!
(If I weren’t so nervous, this would be fun).
Rozier! Fearless Brown! Tatum! Horford to Theis!
Cs, ball movement! Rozier to the rim...nice!

Rozier to Horford, alley-oop! Has anyone “seen”
How hard it is to listen to MJackson and Breen?
Lebaby, back. Lebaby travels, shoots over Horford’s D.
Rozier, rebounds! Monroe, steal! Kyrie! Kyrie!

Cs, TOs. Great, Lebaby found his shots, his threes. 
Kyrie! Monroe!  More careless plays by the Cs ;(
Morris! Phantom foul on Theis for Lebaby-
Cs most half points given up-need better D, maybe?

After a disheartening first half, Cs within 12 start Q3.
MORRIS FOR THREE! HORFORD FOR THREE!
Kyrie! Horford, tangled up with Thompson, is ok. 
Offensive foul on Tatum?? Should’ve gone our way.

Morris! ROZIER FOR THREE! Cavs, 9-3 run.
Baynes! New Cavs, Lebaby, having too much fun.
ROZIER FOR THREE! Tatum! Cs showing life-
(new) Cavs in town, all shining, too much strife ;(

Cs, 5-0 run, way more to do! Cs within 21 end Q3.
Brad told Guys when we miss shots, gotta play D.
Anxious Crowd (boos). Crowd shouting for Pierce!
Describing today’s Cs? The word is not “fierce.” 

Monroe, Rozier, still,scoring. Cs can’t find any D-
Almost the least of the problems we did see.
ROZIER FOR THREE! Another crushing blow,
Blown out, same week, by the Cavs, Rapts-oh no😰

Crowd calling for PP, 
Wish he were dressed as a C.

Don’t wanna do the math, Celtics did not win-
ASB! Vacation! Let our time off begin!
Maybe we should have only one celebration at a time,
Today we’ll go with Pierce, no more can I rhyme....


(still) CELTICS HOORAH!
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

“IT’S NOT MY JOB TO LOOK GOOD. IT’S MY JOB TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE LOOK GOOD.” ~Wes Unseld, Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets 1968-1881 (his entire playing career)

NBA. TRADE. DEADLINE. What a biz!
Same ol’ Celtics-plus Monroe!-at the Wiz.
Kyrie (better on the road) to Tatum, first score!
Morris Twin vs Twin. Horford comfy at the Four.

No John Wall. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! 
Horford! Kyrie, steal! steal! Crazy moves, Kyrie!
ROZIER FOR THREE!FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Welcome 55, MONROE! Cs within 1, end Q1-good D!

Monroe, on the refs, Celtics debut-T ;)
Monroe, block! Theis, save! Cs, great D!
Theis, jam! Monroe, spin move! THEIS FOR THREE!
ROZIER FOR THREE! MORRIS FOR THREE!

Cs, TOs. Morris on Morris ;) Cs within 2 start Q3.
KYRIE FOR THREE! Baynes, hook! Tatum! Cs, D!
Horford! Baynes, verticality! TOs, Wiz and Cs.
Marv mixes up players, calls, even teams-geez!

Refs, confused, which way teams are goin’-
Everyone’s need for an All Start Break is showin’!
Morris, a T from the Bench! HORFORD FOR THREE!
Mo Twins shared a laugh ;) Rozier, foul three.

Horford! Theis, D! Morris! Cs up 5 end Q3!
Rozier, T? Monroe, rebounds, great passer is he!
Quiet Tatum. Cs, 13-3 run! Morris owning Q4!
Wiz, energy. Brad’s keeping ‘em on the floor.

Fearless Brown! Now Markieff owning Q4.
Wiz, 14-3 run, lead. Mo Twin on Twin, Ours-score!
Rozier, foul four. Kyrie! Big night, Porter, Wiz lead is 3.
Kyrie, by Mo Twin, fouled shooting a three! FTs, 3!

OVERTIME!
More rhyme!
Kyrie! Mo Twin fouled Kyrie again, shooting three!
Markieff fouled out. Kyrie, FTs, made all three!

Gortat is scary! Cs ball movement! Cs, great D!
Theis! Cs, SAVE! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
How ‘bout calls for Horford? Late clock, Kyrie, FTs!
In a hard-fought game, BY 6 WON THE Cs!

CELTICS HOORAH!
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

RAPTORS PUT THE PEDAL TO THE CELTICS’ “METTLE”


Celtics at Raptors, is this the real Battle of the East?
Lowry’s been good, DeMar DeRozan (great name) a beast.
Morris and Irving are in, Fearless Brown, first score-
This year’s Raptors crazy running the floor.

Raptors an 8-0 run, Lowry found his three-
Kyrie to Baynes! Kyrie! KYRIE FOR THREE!
Cs, 9-2 run! Fearless Brown on DeRozan, D-
Turned his ankle on Baynes’ foot, hope ok is he.

Horford, block! Tatum, slow start. Rapts, 7-0 run,
Cs missing shots, seven in a row...not one.
ROZIER FOR THREE! Fearless Brown, Athlete:
Coast-to-Coast score followed Lowry block-sweet!

On 42% shooting (vs 43), Cs within 4 start Q2.
Ojeleye, D! Morris, shaking off rust, came through.
Kyrie to Theis, alley-oop! Tatum! KYRIE FOR THREE!
Rapts’ bench is so tough. Theis, great block, great D!

Rapts, 13-0 run. Yikes...ROZIER FOR THREE!
Rozier, steal! Tatum! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Does every Rapt have a three? Fearless Brown, foul three.
Rapts, 9-0 run. Cs look slow. Cs within 21 start Q3.

Horford, denied first half. Cs missing shots. Kyrie, score!
Baynes, elbowed. Cs, TOs. Fearless Brown, foul four.
Kyrie! Horford, steal! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Lowry making threes. Too slow to the ball every C.

Rapts, ?-2...I lost track of this run,
Cs-no rhythm-getting nothing done.
MORRIS FOR THREE! Rozier! Cs within 23 end Q3.
Poeltl? Vanvleet? Siakam? Raptors taking apart our D.

Nader, D! Rapts, 7-0 run. MORRIS FOR THREE!
Scalabrine mocking the Cavs is too jinxy for me.
Theis! ROZIER FOR THREE! C.J. Miles loves his three.
Ojeleye fouled out-kinda lucky if you ask me.

Theis! Baynes! Fuggedaboudit, just one game, not so great;
Let’s shake it off, move on, skip the depressing debate.
NADER FOR THREE! Allen, score. Headbanded Dab-usele,
Glad I wasn’t at the game, tough enough on the telly....

(still) CELTICS HOORAH!
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

CELTICS BLAZE A (WINDING) PATH (phew)!

Blazers at the Gahden, Game 3 of 3, home stand.
Again, no Kyrie, Smart, Morris, Larkin...undermanned.
Blazers tough on O-mostly Lillard and McCollum, C.J.
Distracting to play at noon on Super Bowl Day?

Tatum, fake, score! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Tatum, D! Baynes, block! Blazers ignoring our D.
Ojeleye! Horford! Nurkic? Questions about him-
Not today, he and Blazers, early rhythm.

Blazers, 13-2 run. Theis, D! Cs playing no PG.
Cs, lots o’ rotations. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! 
Ojeleye, block! Horford, block! TATUM FOR THREE!
Theis! “Dab-usele, hustle-since Oct. 26th, his first FT.

TATUM FOR THREE! Cs within 7 start Q2.
Cs, 27% shooting (vs 44). Room for Cs, work to do.
Cs, FT struggles. More important is where we ain’t:
Few points, even less D, disorganized in the paint ;(

NADER FOR THREE! (finally) ROZIER FOR THREE! 
Rozier attacking the paint, pass! NADER FOR THREE!
“DAB-USELE” FOR THREE!  Bench dabbed, two 😂
Cs, D! Horford, PG-ish, playing D on McCollum, too.

HORFORD,LOUD JAM, his first in games, thirteen;
Blazers (Harkless), too many threes we’ve seen.
Blazers 15-2 run. Cs, TOs. Cs within 16 start Q3.
Rozier attacking the rim! Points in the paint let’s see!

Horford, one-legged fadeaways! Baynes, loud!
Whose in charge of the “music??” Involve the Crowd!
Fearless Brown! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Cs, great ball movement! HORFORD FOR THREE!

Rozier, rebounds! Baynes! On Lillard, Cs, D!
Rozier! Smart there, cheering, I bet worried is he:
Will he be forgiven? Thursday, will he still be a C?
Larry Bird retired-today-in 1973.

OJELEYE FOR THREE! Cs sloppy with the ball.
Lillard hit in the face, foul on Theis, no flagrant call.
Tatum! Cs, from within 16, then 1, within 4,start Q4.
Cs 37% shooting (vs 40), hence the closer score.

Horford, score...block! Theis, rebounds, D! 
Tatum ➡️ tie! Cs stood. McCollum found his three ;(
Rozier! Fearless Brown! OJELEYE FOR THREE!
Cs, ball movement ➡️ tie on TATUM FOR THREE!

Cs, more ball movement! HORFORD FOR THREE!
Ojeleye takes the hit, Rozier, too-crazy D:
Nurkic fouled out! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Cs, a 15-2 run. Lillard, tie! ROZIER-caps, tho not a 3!

How did Lillard get to the hoop?
Brad was furious (foul to give) at our Group.
HORFORD AT THE BUZZER, ALL CAPS INDEED-
CELTICS WON BY 1! Horford, all this game did need!

On to the Raptors, hope fewer Guys we lack,
Anxious for at least Morris and Kyrie to be back.
CELTICS HOORAH!
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Friday, February 2, 2018

“YOU DON’T EXPECT LESS BECAUSE THEY’RE YOUNG,” ~ Brad Stevens


Hawks at the Gahden, Game 2 of 3, home stand.
No Kyrie, Smart, Morris, Larkin...undermanned.
Rozier’s second start, Schröder on him tonight.
For Horford Atlanta is long out of sight.

Tatum, first score! Rozier! Baynes! Cs, Pace!
ATL, small crowds, Hawks love playin’ at our place.
Without even showing up the ref, Brad, early T!
Schröder’s tough in the paint. Budenholzer, T.

Kadeem Allen, in; glad there’s no 20 on his shirt-
In a nostalgic way, that would hurt ;)
Tatum! Theis! Ojeleye, deflections-lots he can do!
ROZIER FOR THREE! Cs within 6 start Q2.

ROZIER FOR THREE! Rozier, D! Rozier to the hoop-
Prince, formerly known as Prince, torching our Group ;(
Rozier, rebounds! OJELEYE FOR THREE!
Fearless Brown! Horford! On Schröder, need D.

Nader! Baynes! Tatum! Cs within 2 start Q3.
Too much Schröder. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! 
Horford, foul 3. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Horford, jump hooking! ROZIER FOR THREE!

Baynes! Cs Starters, dub figs! Tatum to the rim!
With...interesting rotations, Cs finding rhythm!
Rozier! HOLY 🏀! ROZIER FOR THREE!
ROZIER-crazy FG %-CAREER HIGH! Ojeleye, nice D!

ROZIER FOR THREE! Cs up 19 end Q3!
Theis, block! Bazemore, frustrated Bazemore, T.
FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Theis, D!
HORFORD FOR THREE! Prince, playing alone is he.

Schröder heard from. Theis, excellent saves, D!
ROZIER FOR THREE! Tatum, jam! Fun. To. See.
Rozier, steal! Ojeleye! Tatum, from Schröder, steal! 
Nader to Theis, alley-oop! Cs’ hunger is real ;)

Big applause for Rozier, great night, second start-
Ear-to-ear grin, showing his Heart.
Fearless Brown fouled out, Yabusele is in.
Horford, 17 points, most against the Hawks...grin ;)

CELTICS WON BY 9,
5 Guys down, still fine.

Aside: no penalty, Westbrook shoving the fan
Who’s now banned from ALL arenas-silly man 😂
Welcome Greg Monroe (!!), know Brad will take pains
To continue to have minutes for Theis and Baynes!

CELTICS HOORAH!
🏀☘️




Monday, January 29, 2018

“IF IT AIN’T ROUGH, IT AIN’T RGHT.” ~ Chauncey Billups, Denver Native

Cs at the Nuggets, of this road trip Game Four,
So much has happened including Smart off the floor.
Rozier-ankle-will play, wouldn’t miss it unless broken;
Larkin out, knee-ugh, he’s important, more than a token!

Elephant in the room, Griffin for Boban M., Harris, AB-
Irony? As (non-builder) Doc’s rookie, no minutes had he.
Seems Clips plan was done-is this a rebuild/tank?
Handled by Steve Ballmer and Lawrence Frank.

I wondered if Doc would stay beyond the ASB,
But I never thought it’d involve Griffin and...AB!
Tatum steak, Tatum, steal! Nuggets, 5-0 run.
KYRIE FOR THREE! Cs Fans everywhere-that’s fun!

HORFORD FOR THREE! Fearless Brown, to the rim!
Rozier, early-taped ankles are unusual for him.
Baynes! KYRIE FOR THREE! MORRIS FOR THREE!
Kyrie, magic...how? 😉 THEIS FOR THREE! MORRIS FOR THREE!

Tatum! TATUM FOR THREE! Cs (threes!), up 11 end Q1!
More Tatum! Cs, D! Cs’ Offense and D involving everyone!
TATUM FOR THREE! OJELEYE FOR THREE! 
WOW! Kyrie! Horford, rebounds! THEIS FOR THREE!

Morris! Baynes, block! Cs, D! Jokic complaining all night-
Seems contagious throughout the League-not alright.
Plumlee, T. Rozier! Double Ts: Morris and Lyles yakkin’ 
(Gotta remember the latter has Markieff’s backin’ 😂).

Six Cs made threes! Cs, great D! Cs up 11 start Q3! 
Cs, slow start. Kyrie! Baynes! Enough Jokic for me.
Fearless Brown! Kyrie ➡️ Baynes! Kyrie, foul three.
Nuggets, 10-0 run. Kyrie took a shot from a Nugget knee.

Nuggets lead. Fearless Brown, hard to the rim!
Rozier! ROZIER FOR THREE! Cs, erratic rhythm.
MORRIS FOR THREE! Tatum, loud! Cs, not much D.
From 20 points up, Cs within 2 end Q3.

Tatum! Cs, 2nd delay of game. Unusual. T.
OJELEYE FOR THREE! THEIS FOR THREE!
Tatum, foul three. Kyrie! Ojeleye, D! Theis, foul four. 
Crazy! Theis, touch pass! Nuggets cryin’ on the floor ;)

Plumlee, hurt (?). Cs, ball movement! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Kyrie! Tatum! Horford! Cs need communication on D.
Kyrie, foul four. Nuggets will be shooting FTs.
Tatum, loud! Horford! Misread the clock, Cs.

Kyrie, wow 😉 Very Chill: HORFORD FOR THREE!
Clock violation, barely. No shot for Kyrie.
43 seconds, tie. Cs passing...FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
CELTICS WON BY ONE! (Nuggets ill-advised three)!

Cs finished this road trip 2 and 2,
Tough teams, and without Smart, best we could do!
CELTICS HOORAH!
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

KYRIE, CURRY SHOOT...OUT

Cs at the Dubs, Smart (apologized), out for weeks, two-
Mystery: temper, frame, cuts, sling....What exactly did he do?
Horford, in! Dubs have 4 All-Stars second year in a row-
Should there be a limit (3)? Spread the wealth? I don’t know.

Fearless Brown, first score! HORFORD FOR THREE!
(inspired) FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Magical Kyrie!
Horford, block! Horford! Horford, block! Cs, great D!
Tatum! Cs, 8-0 run!  No complaint (😉), second foul on KD.

Morris! Rozier, hustle! KYRIE FOR THREE! KYRIE FOR THREE!
Fearless Brown, foul two. FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
On 62% shooting, Cs up 10 end Q1!
Slow start, Q2. Larkin, steal! Cs, no offense, no fun.

Dubs, 10-0 run. Tough listening to Jackson and Breen.
Every call on a Dub, that Dub makes a scene.
Taking liberty with paraphrase, Van Grundy said it right:
Refs, better calls...players, better reactions...shorter night!

KYRIE FOR THREE! Horford, rebounds! MORRIS FOR THREE!
Baynes! Kyrie, foul two. Rozier, rebounds! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Cs, TOs. Morris! 19 1st half points, Kyrie!  Cs up 4 start Q3!
7th in the NBA in threes, HORFORD FOR THREE! 

Cs, slow start (again), Dubs, first lead. KYRIE FOR THREE!
Awful that these announcers hardly even mention a C.
Rozier! Kyrie! Morris! Is the trainer looking at Kyrie’s knee?
Who’s got Curry (not funny)? Cs within 7 end Q3.

Finally, Tatum! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
No calls for Tatum (rook). Wow, what did we see?
Horford staring down Livingston! Horford, double double!
THEIS FOR THREE! Tatum, steal! Larkin causin’ trouble!

KYRIE FOR THREE! Morris, steal! Cs lead (all caps), KYRIE!
Fearless Brown! Kyrie poked in the eye, no call-some D ;(
Horford, rebounds! Horford! That Curry kid’s pretty good.
Refs disagreed, went with the Dubs call...knew they would.

Kyrie, coast to coast! ROZIER FOR THREE!
Call: Kyrie didn’t hit the rim on his 2nd FT??
WRONG CALL!  Celtics within 4,
Curry/Kyrie great show on the floor....

Prayers Up for Dre Roberson and DeMarcus Cousins.
CELTICS HOORAH!
🏀☘️