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  • Game 70 - Toronto Raptors 79 - Boston Celtics 91



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    Notes:

    • Raps lead the season series 3-0.
    • Jae Crowder is out with a sprained ankle. JV will play. Patman is now listed as out. JJ is apparently available. DeMarre Carroll did not join the team on this 3-game road trip.
    • Kyle Lowry was named the Eastern Conference player of the week and became the first Rap since Chris Bosh to win the award multiple times in a season.
    • The Celts preempted the Romans in their construction of a road network across the European continent.
    • The Celtic nobility were known to be clean shaven with well trimmed hair following the fashion of the time. Tweezers were also found on archeological sites.
    • Boston plays at the third-fastest pace in the league; Toronto plays at the second-slowest.
    • Boston allows the second-lowest 3point %; Toronto allows the second-highest.


    Key Stats:
    -per basketball-reference.com

    Raptors (48-21)
    PTS/G: 103.0 (12th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 98.3 (5th of 30)
    SRS: 4.19 (5th of 30) ▪ Pace: 93.0 (29th of 30)
    Off Rtg: 110.1 (5th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.1 (11th of 30)

    Celtics (41-30)
    PTS/G: 106.0 (5th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 102.3 (13th of 30)
    SRS: 3.19 (8th of 30) ▪ Pace: 98.5 (3rd of 30)
    Off Rtg: 107.0 (9th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.3 (4th of 30)
    Last edited by Scraptor; Wed Mar 23rd, 2016, 08:00 PM.
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  • #2
    The Boston Celtics pronounce celtics wrong. It's pronounced 'keltics' not 'seltics'
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    • #3
      consmap wrote: View Post
      The Boston Celtics pronounce celtics wrong. It's pronounced 'keltics' not 'seltics'
      Pretty sure the famous Football (soccer) club in Glawgow is also pronounced "seltic".. but you're not wrong. Haha

      Edit: Yep - The Celtic Football Club (/ˈsɛltɪk/). I wonder why that is. Its the first Google Autofill when you type "why is Celtic football club.."

      Edit2: Seems there is some debate on the matter, and we could be wrong for pronouncing Keltic ... who knew. lol
      Last edited by Joey; Wed Mar 23rd, 2016, 01:49 AM.

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      • #4
        Joey wrote: View Post
        Pretty sure the famous Football (soccer) club in Glawgow is also pronounced "seltic".. but you're not wrong. Haha

        Edit: Yep - The Celtic Football Club (/ˈsɛltɪk/). I wonder why that is. Its the first Google Autofill when you type "why is Celtic football club.."

        Edit2: Seems there is some debate on the matter, and we could be wrong for pronouncing Keltic ... who knew. lol
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        • #5
          This is a spurious argument since the ancient Celts did not refer to themselves as “Celts.” The word Celt is derived from Keltoi, the name the Greeks gave the “barbarian” tribes along the Danube and Rhone rivers.
          http://www.digitalmedievalist.com/op...tic-or-seltic/
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          • #6
            OK...interesting banter on the name. Missing there underated 3s lately has really hurt boston yet somehow with both DC and Jj out we keep going very nice how Powell has shown his versatility and we use other guys to fill the void. Hopefully it does not catch up to us tonight.

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            • #7
              rightsideup wrote: View Post
              OK...interesting banter on the name. Missing there underated 3s lately has really hurt boston yet somehow with both DC and Jj out we keep going very nice how Powell has shown his versatility and we use other guys to fill the void. Hopefully it does not catch up to us tonight.
              Yeah, our wing/guard rotation is rock solid. With JJ and Carroll down the only real weakness is against big threes, thankfully we've not seen any lately, and won't on this trip. But with DD and Ross and Powell able to play the "small 3", and with all five of DD, Ross, Powell, CoJo and Lowry (plus Wright!) able to play guard minutes, we're not lacking in quality depth there.

              Our frontcourt is probably our weakest link depth-wise. Especially with Carroll and JJ out, who can handle small ball 4 situations. With JV and Pat out and with BeBe never used, we essentially have three frontcourt players - Biyombo, Scola, and thank goodness for that Thompson pickup or we'd be seeing 25 minutes a game of Bennett, since we don't really have multi-position flexibility like in our backcourt.
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              • #8
                Cuntics suck so bad, they only have 4 starters.

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                • #9
                  Nilanka wrote: View Post
                  Cuntics suck so bad, they only have 4 starters.
                  Meh. We only have 5 starters.. no biggie

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                  • #10
                    Any injury updates on jv/2pat? Thought the last game was basically a maintenance rest now we've had 2 days off..and what's the deal with JJ
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                    • #11
                      Boston is 4th in defense? Jealous.

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                      • #12
                        KeonClark wrote: View Post
                        Any injury updates on jv/2pat? Thought the last game was basically a maintenance rest now we've had 2 days off..and what's the deal with JJ
                        JV they said last game he would have played if it was playoffs and they were just being extra cautious. No word on PP, but it was just an ankle bruise so I don't expect that to be long term.

                        JJ has plantar fasciitis. If they want to use him in the playoffs they should be resting him as much as possible now, and with so many of our upcoming opponents lacking a big SF, I'd keep resting him.
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                        • #13
                          planetmars wrote: View Post
                          Boston is 4th in defense? Jealous.
                          Top 5 Def, Top 10 Off (9th in Off Rtg).

                          Brad Stevens is the real deal.

                          We need to try and punish their undersized guards in the post. Lots of DD post ups would be nice. Would be ideal to have JJ in as well to force Boston to defend more wingers in the post and make it harder to hide their size problems. Oh well, Powell Ranger will have to be aggressive instead.
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                          • #14
                            Let's keep Cleveland worried. Raptors by 8
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                            • #15
                              007 wrote: View Post
                              Let's keep Cleveland worried. Raptors by 8
                              Cavs doesn't want to face the Bulls in the 1st round.. just like us.

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