[EC] #1 Boston Celtics vs. #8 Chicago Bulls

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How many more games will this series go?

Poll closed Apr 20, 2017.
  1. 2

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. 3

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. 4

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. 5

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
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  1. kingjatt

    kingjatt Well-Known Member

    Its pretty simple with this series. In the playoffs all of your sets are scouted out, your plays get busted early and players have to make individual plays. If you have a great isolation player or two you have a real good chance at advancing thru. The regular season is more for 3 point shooting, ball movement and transition. But in the playoffs for the most part it becomes a stars game. When your star is 5'9 and has a game predicated on getting to the foul line it becomes a problem.

    Man I wish we would have found a way to get that Rondo/Cuz/Gay team into the playoffs somehow(Maybe if Joerger came a year early). That team was built for slow playoff basketball. IT is a great offensive regular season player but as you can see in the playoffs being 5'9 makes you a net negative when your constantly being picked on the defensive end regardless of how much you can score.

    So is Ranadive a genius for seeing this and not extending IT??:D:D
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  2. Mr. S£im Citrus

    Mr. S£im Citrus That's right, I said it! Staff Member Contributor

  3. kingjatt

    kingjatt Well-Known Member

    Rondo is at his best when he has free reign and Carlile is a dictator when it comes to his PGs. Hoiberg is basically letting Rondo run the show at the moment, which is where he thrives, mostly on the big stage. Not really surprised by this he is one of the smartest players in the NBA.

    Celtics screwed up that deadline big time. This is all on that Front office.
  4. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    You are making it seem as if Rondo is playing like prime Rondo, which he is not IMO. He just looks really good because of the opposing PG that is "defending" him. Didn't Rondo also get benched during the season and in place of him MCW played? o_O
  5. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    BIG difference between what happens during the season and what happens in the playoffs. Whatever the reason, Rondo is playing at a level that is enabling the Bulls to thus far wipe the court with the Celtics, something no one saw happening. And isn't that all that really matters?
  6. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    He also has Wade and Butler stepping their game up another notch.
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  7. "The Serbian Sniper"

    "The Serbian Sniper" Well-Known Member

    Robin Lopez made a big impact (x-factor) on last night game, i cant remember last time he made all those long range shoots, with almost no mistake. And of course, love watching Rondo and Wade in Play-offs! Its not over, but this is a huge lead for Bulls.
  8. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    Good news if you're a Celtics fan.

    Marc J. Spears‏Verified account@MarcJSpearsESPN 25m25 minutes ago
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    The Bulls say guard Rajon Rondo has a right thumb fracture. Surgery is not required for this injury, and he is out indefinitely.


    Of course, this being Playoff Rajon Rondo, he probably plays through it and gets a triple double anyways.
  9. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Butler had had a miserable first half and the Bulls haven't really been playing that well and are still in great position to take this game.
  10. Tetsujin

    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

    RONDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    Tetsujin The Game Thread Dude

  12. Kingz19

    Kingz19 Well-Known Member

    Troll face and all. Lol
  13. VF21

    VF21 #KingsFansForever Staff Member Contributor

    Anybody want to bet Crowder stays away from the Bulls bench from now on? :p
  14. Kingz19

    Kingz19 Well-Known Member

    Game 4 is underway

    Bulls in their home white
    Celtics in their road green

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  15. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    Lots of look-a-likes in this series

    Jimmy Butler - Jamie Foxx
    Robin Lopez - Sideshow Bob
    Nikola Mirotic - Andrew Luck
    Denzel Valentine - Garrett Temple
    Rajon Rondo - Franklin the Turtle
    Marcus Smart - Demarcus Cousins
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