Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PISTONS...ON ALL CYLINDERS...YOU GET THE IDEA

Pistons at the Gahden, let's win this two game set;
19 lead changes, 9 ties (Smart, Horford!) last time we met.
Amir hard to the hoop. Horford patience galore--
Finally helped out, Amir running the floor!

Drummond is big--rebounds six, minutes six--
Cs' height is something that Brad cannot fix.
Horford! Block! Great hustle, offense and D,
CROWDER FOR THREE! OLYNYK FOR THREE!

Very cool pass IT!
OLYNYK FOR THREE!
Cs good ball movement. Cs within 3 start Q2.
Leuer loves playing the Cs. Baynes looks scary--true!

SMART FOR THREE! Amir! Horford! SMART FOR THREE!
Rozier, Horford, AB, Amir, Smart playing better D!
Amir, sweet hook--forgot a Piston was he.
(Stan Van Gundy looks like Danny Devito to me) 😉

IT FOR THREE! IT FOR THREE!
Doc Rivers nuts last night--did you see?
Sixers vs Kings, you'll see no score--
Weird, too much condensation on their floor.

Pistons are cookin', Cs within 6 start Q3.
HORFORD FOR THREE! CROWDER FOR THREE!
(quiet) AB steal! Amir! IT FOR THREE!
His first hoop of the game, AB FOR THREE!

Ish? Ich! (a lot)! OLYNYK FOR THREE!
Don't underestimate the D of IT!
Cs flinging the ball! The Pistons are not.
IT from the seats! Didn't count the shot ;(

Terrible call on Olynyk. Cs within 8 start Q4.
Something wrong with AB, hardly any score?
Crowder! D! Cs score the most in Qs 4.
Smart, Bayne's elbow to the head, stayed on the floor.

Crowder! It's about time the Gahden got loud--
The "Music Guys" should always help juice up our crowd!
Aggressive Rozier gave the Cs their first lead in a while--
Cs great effort, not loving these refs' (phantom) style.

Those Mo Bros are tough. It's Marcus tonight.
Smart hard to the hoop! Olynyk's best (season) night!
AB FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
More of him earlier would've been better to see.

Smart, crazy steal, followed by a crazy shot!
He got tossed around--get a foul? He did not!
Pistons 100+ points from their starters alone.
Mid-Q4 disorganization by the Cs was shown.

Pistons had a good game, the Cs hung in;
A positive thought--would have preferred the win ;(


















































Saturday, November 19, 2016

"HAPPINESS IS NOTHING MORE THAN GOOD HEALTH AND A BAD MEMORY." ~Albert Schweitzer

Cs in Detroit where the Pistons have only won--
Horford and Crowder are back!! This should be fun!
Andre Drummond is a force in the paint--
Giving up more than 90 the Pistons ain't.

Cs have a full contingent, so exciting to see!
CROWDER FOR THREE! HORFORD FOR THREE!
Crowder, D! AB FOR THREE! Brad not offended by IT.
They spoke last night, no more fuss should there be.

Pistons a 7-0 run. Olynyk sixth man in the mix.
Fearless Brown, Smart, in early, last night's woes to fix.
Drafted by, played for Pistons, JEREBKO FOR THREE!
(phew) OLYNYK FOR THREE! Jerebko great D!

Refs replaying two fouls, one they didn't call:
Can they do that? Either way, Drummond. Cs' ball!
IT FOR THREE! Buzzer! Cs up 7 start Q2!
FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Gotta love this crew!

Horford sets great (legal) screens! Hard to the hoop--
HORFORD FOR THREE! He was missed by our group!
Pistons' Morris Bro is tough. Pistons 13-4 run.
Cs, small line-up! Cs up 3, Q2's done!

Cs great ball movement! IT FOR THREE!
Cs slow, Pistons 11-0 run, stopped by AB.
JEREBKO FOR THREE! Zeller in, late Q3.
Pistons 11-1 run. Another rough Cs Q3.

In his old 300+ game home, JEREBKO FOR THREE!
Somehow Cs within 2 at the end of Q3.
Horford calms the offense. Crowder, active D!
ROZIER FOR THREE! Jerebko steal! More Cs D!

Smart's first basket, with 5 minutes left Q4.
Horford's active--in the huddle and all over the floor!
Lead, back and forth. (surprise) Foul drawn by IT.
30 seconds, Drummond's out, because of his FT?

Bodies flying, Smart, Horford...1.3 seconds to play.
HORFORD, BLOCK! Pistons first home loss came today!
20 lead changes, CELTICS WON!
By 2--all healthy--that was fun!





















Friday, November 18, 2016

KD DID

Dubs in the Gahden; we won't have Al or Jae.
Did you believe for the Cs KD would play?
We snapped their 54 game streak, that was last year.
Surely the 5 game streak Dubs are seeking revenge here.

Smart will be the first guy to take on KD.
SMART FOR THREE! SMART FOR THREE!
Each matched by Klay. Great hustle Amir!
Dubs a 13-2 run. Cs need rebounds here!

ROZIER FOR THREE! Cs a 9-0 run,
Cs' ball movement getting it done!
Zeller, pick and pop, Cs within 2 start Q2.
Fearless Brown kicked his leg out. T? Phew....

Aggressive Rozier! Crowd is booing KD.
Livingston over the back--2nd foul on AB?
AB steal! Rozier pass! AB running the floor.
Thought Dray wasn't going nuts on calls anymore!

GREEN FOR THREE! GREEN FOR THREE!
Four full steps! No call! Of course it was KD.
Cs playing 4 guards, Cs within 7 start Q3.
Cs turnovers galore. IT FOR THREE!

40% threes, 18+ points, rebounds 8, just two guys:
AB and Durant, good friends, were roommates--surprise!
Dubs "reigning" threes, getting out of hand--
Wanna blame the refs (could) or that we're undermanned.

Curry, T! Good for the "kids:" IT's getting early rest;
Good plan. Detroit tomorrow. Gotta be at his best.
Fearless Brown great block! Cs can't make a shot!
Smart is gimpy, with Lacerte, a good sign that's not.

Turnovers! Sloppy plays! Poor D, Cs can't score,
Curry's off, Dubs' run 31-9, Cs within 29 start Q4.
Bodies flying! Young! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Where's Olynyk? Little help from him did we see.

AB FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
Smart, left ankle contusion. More AB!
ROZIER FOR THREE! FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE!
Great effort Zeller! Back in the game is IT.

AB double double, his 7th of the year--
Rozier offensive rebound! He's doing well here!
Dubs (Klay!) playing like a well-oiled machine.
First game IT under 20. Tough night. Cs within 16.

































Monday, November 14, 2016

THE (NOT SO) BIG EASY

The Cs are in N'Orleans, Anthony Davis to fight,
Was a guard as a kid til reaching 6'10 height;
IT reaching his shirt number seems about right ;)
Pelicans are 1 and 9, loose and "easy" tonight?

Horford was in town, then back to Boston he did go--
7 missed games so far, Home vs Mavs will he show?
IT sprained his finger, says he'll just change his shot.
He and his dimples give the Cs all they've got!

Amir on Davis, long night! AMIR FOR THREE!
Amir, air, air. AB great play! AB FOR THREE!
IT FOR THREE! Mickey D! SMART FOR THREE!
Impact off the Bench, Mickey rebounding!

AB FOR THREE! From 7 up, Cs within 1 end Q1.
KO FOR THREE! (almost) two TOs! AB FOR THREE! Fun?
Galloway and Jones hurting us? Davis, too.
Omar Asik is a Pelican?--who knew?

Jerebko hard to the hoop better than trying his three.
Too few points in the paint if you are a C.
Hill posterized Smart, offensive foul on Hill!
(Secretly Smart had to admire his skill).

Love Fearless Brown! Cs within 5 start Q3.
Davis seems to be hobbling. Hurt his knee?
Pels a 9-0 run. Early timeout by an angry Brad.
Where's the great ball movement the Cs have had?

SMART FOR THREE! Great D! SMART FOR THREE!
Cs a 12-2 run. IT FOR THREE!
Missed Pels FT rebounds hurt my soul--
Box someone out, an easy goal.

Pels a 10-2 run. Rozier coast to coast--
Of his Bench minutes he's making the most.
Lots of fumbling, Cs within 10 end Q3.
Cs' Bench was outplayed. ROZIER FOR THREE!

IT has 20+ points in every game this year!
Pelicans are outrebounding, having their way here.
AB great D! How does he do it? IT!
Davis shooting every time. Back door (lead!) AB!

IT FOR THREE! IT steal! IT running start,
Missed the first free throw, bestill my heart!
Up one, down one, lead changes galore.
15 secs left. Frazier steal! My head's sore.

(37 points) IT tie! Ugh, KO fouled out,
Free Throws is what this game's about.
Out of bounds. Game over? On the clock, point one.
Was Smart fouled? Nope. Cs within 1...done ;(












































Saturday, November 12, 2016

INDY 500

Cs in Indy tonight, back-to-back, game two.
Pacers lost to the Sixers (OT), B2B for them, too.
Cs are 4 and 4, hope this one's better yet.
We did beat the Knicks--no Melo (1/2), don't forget.

AB's 8+ rebounds a game, no Cs guard ever before!
Pacers a 4 game home streak, no PGeorge on the floor.
Good hands KO! Pacers' Miles, Ellis are tough.
Pacers a 15-4 run. Zeller's rebounding stuff.

ROZIER FOR THREE! Cs within 7 start Q2.
Let's not underestimate what Zeller can do.
Young, early. Rozier off the Bench, aggressive,
Felt off, called on Brad--feeling better! Impressive.

Big to Big passing, KO to Amir.
Young is hustling and energetic here.
Cs an 8-0 run. Cs have improved their D.
Homecoming for Brad, and for Tyler Z.

Amir into a camera man, his back seems sore.
ROZIER FOR THREE, others struggling to score.
Til OLYNYK FOR THREE! OLYNYK FOR THREE!
Cs Bench a 13-0 run! Cs up 3 start Q3!

All Amir! (IT had no field goals half one).
IT steal! Needs to start having fun.
Cs over the limit, less than six minutes in.
Excited to see Young's shots going in.

AB FOR THREE! Hustling YOUNG FOR THREE!
So far, IT 70+ FTs, about 18 next closest C.
IT FOR THREE! Game of his life: YOUNG FOR THREE!
Cs outrebounding! Cs up 3 end Q3!

Among the Celtics no hero goes unsung:
End Q3 swarmed the court, to high-five Young ;)
No flagrant one on Ellis (iffy). Cs playing good D!
Amir diving, hustling! Rozier, clever, strong is he.

Pacers' Turner, Ellis tough! Great back door AB!
AB, KO, D! Steal AB! Long pass Smart! Score, IT!
IT's dimples are showing! Love him in Q4!
CELTICS BY 6! No longer 500, now 5 and 4!


















Friday, November 11, 2016

JUST IN THE KNICK OF...RHYME

Respect to our Veterans, a moment of silence tonight.
The (Army) Voices of Freedom Anthem was just right.
Knicks at the Gahden. Cs are quite small
Horford and Crowder still can't play bball.

Porzingis and Melo, the primary Knicks indeed.
Smart, Olynyk starting, good change the Cs need.
I forgot DRose (oops), Noah, and former C, Courtney Lee.
"...by committee" said Brad, our rebounding will be.

First score IT! IT FOR THREE! SMART FOR THREE!
KO, bun, no headband. SMART FOR THREE!
Horford may travel to Indy, Crowder will not--
Not until next Friday will Crowder have a shot.

Aggressive Smart! Hustle! Steal! Hustle! Steal! AB!
Knicks a 13-3 run. OLYNYK FOR THREE!
Fearless Brown, what a block! Athletic running the floor--
Do his throwback short shorts (TSS?) help him score?

Cs, from up 11, up 4 start Q2!
Rozier gets in the paint. Zeller knows what to do.
FEARLESS BROWN FOR THREE! Excellent D!
Knicks, European give 'n' go. AB FOR THREE!

T on Melo, 2nd T--tossed by Tony Brothers!
Terrible way for a "vet" Knick to lead the others.
Cs a 9-0 run! OLYNYK FOR THREE!
Hustle--Smart and Olynyk! IT FOR THREE!

IT FOR THREE! Forgot about Noah's weird FT.
IT had fun (23)! Cs up 10 start Q3!
Jump ball Porzingis, AB--Cs won the tip ;)
OLYNYK FOR THREE! AB coast-to-coast trip!

Knicks an 8-0 run. Steal, Smart! AB, D!
Smart, pass length of the court to a speedy AB!
My CSN video is gone, Mike and Tommy I can hear.
Phew! Back! IT loves to play (see dimples)! That's clear!

Jerebko, Fearless Brown, Rozier hustle! Noah a T!
A thing of beauty: steal from DRose by AB!
Cs are getting more calls (rare). Cs up 13 start Q4!
Fearless Brown a whirling dervish; he can score!

Solid job KO. Third Knick, Porzingis, a T.
Knicks 20+ TOs--20+ Cs steals I see ;)
Great hands Zeller. ROZIER FOR THREE!
Wow! Jennings tossed! Very quick double T!

Cs way more Free Throws, all night hard to the hoop--
Needs to be the hallmark of this year's Cs group!
Mickey. Young. Zeller dunk, Gino--a great night!
O'Quinn tossed Zeller. These teams want to fight!

Cs WON BY 28.
No more rhyme. That was great 🏀































Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DC SHAKEUP REDUX

Cs at the Wizards, Olynyk's back tonight!
Not Horford--concussion protocol's still not right.
It'll be some time before we see (sprained ankle) Jae--
Won't rush back like last year, the playoffs to play.

For bumping a ref, Wall a $25,000 fine--
Surprised no suspension for stepping over that line.
Cs 2nd in assists; under 6'6 best rebounder is AB!
Wiz a 28-6 run, outrebounding every C.

Otto Porter? Suddenly he can do it all?
Halfway through Q1 Olynyk got the call.
Early Mickey! Three Cs to the floor!
Cs are flyin' around--little D, little score.

Yikes! Cs within 26 to start Q2.
Smart hard to the hoop! Amir contributing, too!
IT's never lost in this building. IT FOR THREE!
Cs a 15-7 run. Wiz a 7-0 run. AMIR FOR THREE!

Otto Porter? Really? AB FOR THREE!
Turnover! Steal! Score! Took a charge, AB!
Cs within 15 (was 26) start Q3.
Harder to play without rebounds, offense and D.

Beal went down awkwardly--back? Probably not.
Cleaning up on the boards Marcin Gortat.
SMART FOR THREE! Cs ball movement and D!
KO, rebounds! Wall: attack, inside out...talented is he.

Zeller. Always Solid. SMART FOR THREE!
SMART FOR THREE! SMART FOR THREE!
Wiz at the buzzer, ugh. Cs within 20 end Q3.
Second chance points--at last! AB FOR THREE!

JEREBKO FOR THREE! AB FOR THREE!
This season IT has 40+ more FTs than any C!
Heard Horford's doing better, need him back!
Crowder's heart and skills we seriously lack.

Wall with a hard takedown made Smart mad:
Flagrant Two, Wall ejected, two games in a row--so bad.
Smart missed the FTs but handled himself well.
Cs outrebounded, erratic D--the rest the stats will tell.

Jackson, Young in. Otto Porter? Career night had he.
Brown with some moves, he'll be a good C.
Is it the barometric pressure? Tough times in DC.
End: 25 points as close as the Cs would be.