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Elmer_Judd

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Pritchard with the follow up for the win!

Tatum is such a stud.

We should’ve won this easier than we did. Up by 17, gave up the lead. Up by 10 with 1 minute to play and they drew back even.

Lucky to be 6-2
Refs played a Big part in the Heat comeback imo.
How many times did they go to the F/T line (for instance) compared to us ?

Anyone a 6-2 record without Kemba is a very good start to our season. Faith in coach Stevens restored.
 

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Refs played a Big part in the Heat comeback imo.
How many times did they go to the F/T line (for instance) compared to us ?

Anyone a 6-2 record without Kemba is a very good start to our season. Faith in coach Stevens restored.
6-3*

I never lost faith in stevens though to me he's in the top 5 of coaches today tbh. Without Kemba it has been hard because not many players we have can create plays like he can.
 

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Refs played a Big part in the Heat comeback imo.
How many times did they go to the F/T line (for instance) compared to us ?

Anyone a 6-2 record without Kemba is a very good start to our season. Faith in coach Stevens restored.
We took so many 3’s and weren’t aggressive enough to drive to the line. Butler got them back in the game by getting driving aggressively and getting the fouls.

Time Lord had a great game, playing bigger than he is.

Can’t wait to get Kemba and Teague back.
 

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We played great for the most part, but our lapses & ability to be scored against quickly is still a major worry. Concede a 17pt lead & then be up by 10 with a minute to play & still be in a position to lose is testiment to that.

Draw opens up for us now....could really put a decent run together & grab top spot by mid jan.
 

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He doesn't do anything you couldn't do.

He has little idea what to do with talented players. Just let them play iso ball and jack up threes.
agree ....Stevens is an average coach. Will never take us to a championship. Is absolutely clueless how to instruct a team to play percentages in the clutch.

We are a supr talented side, but far from well drilled & we should be with the time he’s had at Boston.
 

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He doesn't do anything you couldn't do.

He has little idea what to do with talented players. Just let them play iso ball and jack up threes.
Tatum and Brown are averaging the same amount of points as Bird and Mchale did.

Making them play team ball instead of hero ball I only question some of his plays at the end of games but thats about it.
 

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Just out of curiosity if you could replace Stevens who would you get and why?

Like to see what people say, I'm assuming not taking care of the ball late in game is a factor heads up Kemba is out.. no one else knows how to take care of the ball but that's not down to stevens if spuds like waters can't play point.
 

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Tatum and Brown are averaging the same amount of points as Bird and Mchale did.

Making them play team ball instead of hero ball I only question some of his plays at the end of games but thats about it.
Bird AVG as many AST on his own as Tatum and Brown combined.

Plays at the end of the game are kinda important in finals series.

No point being regular season heroes.
 

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Just out of curiosity if you could replace Stevens who would you get and why?

Like to see what people say, I'm assuming not taking care of the ball late in game is a factor heads up Kemba is out.. no one else knows how to take care of the ball but that's not down to stevens if spuds like waters can't play point.
Talking care of the ball doesn't mean you rely on one player to do it.

You can use passing as a way not only to keep control of the ball but pressure the defence into making a mistake.

Having one player dribbling the air or the ball to protect it takes the rest of the team out of the equation and places no pressure on the defence.
 

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Another near catastrophic choke after leading by 28 mid 3rd qtr. Seriously when does Stevens start getting the question asked of him as to why he has no answer for these ruts we go through??

Only reason we won was because the J bros got us out the sh*t, moreover than anything he implemented.
 

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Another near catastrophic choke after leading by 28 mid 3rd qtr. Seriously when does Stevens start getting the question asked of him as to why he has no answer for these ruts we go through??

Only reason we won was because the J bros got us out the sh*t, moreover than anything he implemented.
No Tatum for Covid protocols. Watch us capitulate
 

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No Tatum for Covid protocols. Watch us capitulate
He shouldn't have played against the Wizards in hindsight.
We are lucky our schedule over the time frame Tatum is out is relatively soft, so we should be okay (more mins for Pritchard and Time Lord hopefully)


Even Semi Ojeleye is improving.

Great chance to test our depth and see what Stevens

I would be bitterly disappointed if we lost more games than we won during Tatum's absence..

Time for the other lads, aside from Brown, to step up.

Marcus Smart has been bit of a worry of late, need more production and leadership from him.
 

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He shouldn't have played against the Wizards in hindsight.
We are lucky our schedule over the time frame Tatum is out is relatively soft, so we should be okay (more mins for Pritchard and Time Lord hopefully)


Even Semi Ojeleye is improving.

Great chance to test our depth and see what Stevens

I would be bitterly disappointed if we lost more games than we won during Tatum's absence..

Time for the other lads, aside from Brown, to step up.

Marcus Smart has been bit of a worry of late, need more production and leadership from him.
We will only have 8 avail at worst due to contact tracing and injury
From ESPN
In the team's latest injury report, released around 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, nine of the team's 17 players were listed -- seven of them because of either positive COVID-19 tests or contact tracing as a result of them, including stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
 

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We will only have 8 avail at worst due to contact tracing and injury
From ESPN
In the team's latest injury report, released around 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, nine of the team's 17 players were listed -- seven of them because of either positive COVID-19 tests or contact tracing as a result of them, including stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
We can add Redclaw players if necessary, right?
 

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From ESPN
"While Kemba Walker (knee) and Romeo Langford (wrist) are injured, the other seven players who will be sitting Sunday -- guard Javonte Green and Jaylen Brown, forwards Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams and centers Robert Williams III and Tristan Thompson -- all are out Sunday, and likely for some time beyond, because of the league protocols.

That will leave Boston with only those eight players -- guards Marcus Smart, Jeff Teague, Payton Pritchard, Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters, swingman Aaron Nesmith and centers Daniel Theis and Tacko Fall"
 

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Thies, Fall and Nesmith the only blokes taller than 6ft 3.

Apparently Boston will be this short for the following 2 games too this week unless we get some back from injury as per Covid protocols.

Why can't the NBA just can the season until they get Covid under control.
At least Tacko might see some serious minutes.
 

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