Celtics lack killer instinct

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Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were stoic, almost listless in the postgame interview room moments after the Celtics narrowly avoided what would have been a sure knockout blow to their title aspirations.

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May 30, 2008
 
Celtics lack killer instinct.....
Ya ok .... and who's going to the finals?
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Celtics lack killer instinct.....
Ya ok .... and who's going to the finals?
Beat LA,Beat LA...Celtics hopefully go on to win their 17th world championship!!!!

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Damn is a shame we don't have chant for Boston.

Oh well.

GOOOOOOOOOO LAKERS!
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May 31, 2008
 
hahahahahah Lakers and Celtics baby. It's on now.
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rrenault wrote:
Damn is a shame we don't have chant for Boston.
Oh well.
GOOOOOOOOOO LAKERS!
Give the new generation of a fans a chance to come up with one, I have a feeling they may just do that.

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Give the new generation of a fans a chance to come up with one, I have a feeling they may just do that.
Nah, I just think everyone just wants to beat L.A. more than any other team.

If Boston could not get one back Bill russel days they are not getting one now.

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Boston just loves to hate us. This will be a great series, but we will win because we have a better bench and THE MVP.
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May 31, 2008
 
First of all, the Celtics have only played one other team all year long that has played as good of a defense as the Pistons and that team was the Spurs.

With that said, here are the main keys to beating the Celtics:

1. Pressure KG to try to beat you from the outside (jump shots) Do not let him get any points in the paint.

2. Guard Paul Pierce tightly so that he it makes it difficult for him to drive to the basket.

3. Play aggressive defense... This will make the Celtics make poor decisions and cause turnovers. Beat the Cletics at their own game which is (Defense)

4. The Lakers need to challenge Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and the Celtics bench beat them.

In other words, take away KG's and Paul Pierce's playmaking and scoring in this series, you have an average NBA team. If the Lakers do all of the above consistently, Lakers will beat the Celtics in 5 or 6 games.
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May 31, 2008
 
Never underestimate a championship heart!Though I really believe that the Lakers are more destructive than the Celtics this season,I still see a big chance for Celtics to create a miracle.
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John wrote:
First of all, the Celtics have only played one other team all year long that has played as good of a defense as the Pistons and that team was the Spurs.
With that said, here are the main keys to beating the Celtics:
1. Pressure KG to try to beat you from the outside (jump shots) Do not let him get any points in the paint.
2. Guard Paul Pierce tightly so that he it makes it difficult for him to drive to the basket.
3. Play aggressive defense... This will make the Celtics make poor decisions and cause turnovers. Beat the Cletics at their own game which is (Defense)
4. The Lakers need to challenge Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and the Celtics bench beat them.
In other words, take away KG's and Paul Pierce's playmaking and scoring in this series, you have an average NBA team. If the Lakers do all of the above consistently, Lakers will beat the Celtics in 5 or 6 games.
Goo poat John. i agree with everything you say. Also do not forget that our bench will be a key also. Famar and Sasha have been great in the playoffs and this is the biggest stage for them.

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Never underestimate a championship heart!Though I really believe that the Lakers are more destructive than the Celtics this season,I still see a big chance for Celtics to create a miracle.
Who has a championship heart?
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rrenault wrote:
Damn is a shame we don't have chant for Boston.
Oh well.
GOOOOOOOOOO LAKERS!
well maybe if you had a few hundred pints of beer no sun and were pasty white you could come up with a well thought out sophisticated chant like beat L.A. lol
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xusllabb wrote:
<quoted text>well maybe if you had a few hundred pints of beer no sun and were pasty white you could come up with a well thought out sophisticated chant like beat L.A. lol
ouch pasty white, guess red hair doesn't apply this time round!
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Dell-Youngest Lakers Fan wrote:
Boston just loves to hate us. This will be a great series, but we will win because we have a better bench and THE MVP.
Wrong,the Celtics will beat the Lakers in six,count on it!
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Who has a championship heart?
The Celtics do,the Lakers are going down!

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<quoted text>The Celtics do,the Lakers are going down!
First they are not the defending champs, second beside Sam, Brown and Posey who in the team know what takes to win a tittle?

To have the heart of Champ You need be a Champ first.

I don't know about the Lakers going down, they are playing better ball right now then the Celtics.

In their last series the Lakers are playing better D and Offense then Bostons.

Boston has a lot talent,the problem they have is that is in the hands Doc Rivers.

By the way the Lakers now match up better with Boston then at the begining of the season.

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<quoted text>Wrong,the Celtics will beat the Lakers in six,count on it!
Boston has home court ,and so far this playoffs they have used it to their advangtage.

But the Lakers so far have no fear nor repect for other teams home court.
Denver,Utah & S.A. they all got beat at home.

Don't confuse the regular season with Finals.
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First they are not the defending champs, second beside Sam, Brown and Posey who in the team know what takes to win a tittle?
To have the heart of Champ You need be a Champ first.
I don't know about the Lakers going down, they are playing better ball right now then the Celtics.
In their last series the Lakers are playing better D and Offense then Bostons.
Boston has a lot talent,the problem they have is that is in the hands Doc Rivers.
By the way the Lakers now match up better with Boston then at the begining of the season.
Will just have to wait a see what happens,who wants it more will be the key to the series!!

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Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Will just have to wait a see what happens,who wants it more will be the key to the series!!
That is true.
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Boston has home court ,and so far this playoffs they have used it to their advangtage.
But the Lakers so far have no fear nor repect for other teams home court.
Denver,Utah & S.A. they all got beat at home.
Don't confuse the regular season with Finals.
If you noticed,when the Celtics lost at home for the fist time in the playoffs against the Pistons in game 2..they realized quickly what they lost and than hammered the Pistons in game 3 at the Palace,for their first road win of the playoffs too.Celtics beat a really good Pistons team in six,watch out LA!

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