ECF Game 5 Celtics/Pistons Wed. May 28th, 8:30 PM

Discussion in '2008 Playoffs' started by Dlev59, May 27, 2008.

  1. Dumars4Ever

    Dumars4Ever Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washington DC area
    Well, that was weird...I have no idea how they were even able to make it close at the end, but I never thought they really had a chance despite the big comeback. That was just WAY too big a deficit to make up. This game was lost down the stretch of the 2nd quarter and most of the 3rd, not at the end.

    All we can hope for now is a good win in Game 6 and to somehow put a complete game together in Game 7, with the Cs possibly seizing up if they can't get out to a lead in the decisive game.
  2. Ozarkruffrider

    Ozarkruffrider First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    Man that was too bad. Coulda woulda shoulda game. But it shows we can do it if they just keep the pressure on.
  3. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,504
    Likes Received:
    1,616
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    That 16-4 run at the end of the half and those three clutch buzzer beaters by Garnett were huge.....especially that three in the second qtr during that run.

    Allen and Perkins kick our arses too.

    They drubbed us on the boards 42- 25

    Can Flip when game six and get to the game 7???
  4. raxrets

    raxrets Team Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,524
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    tartu
    pistons is not spurs
    celtics is not hornets

    nuff said.
  5. detteam

    detteam All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,396
    Likes Received:
    378
    Location:
    Troy
    It figures. Wings lose...Pistons lose...and the Tigers are up 5-0 in the 7th :P
  6. CloudWalker

    CloudWalker Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    a cave
    Totally winnable game down the stretch.

    Turnover during last possession when score was needed, then at missed shots from close in, can't ask for much more than that. Think of where we are if Dice doesnt go to the line and brick 2 in a row. Anybody else and I'm super-peeved, but it's Dice so he gets a pass.

    It looks to me like game 7 is an inevitability.
  7. Syg

    Syg First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami
    Perkins playing good b-ball. Ray Allen making 3 pointers. Pierce playing 45 minutes. All celtics having lucky bounces on the FTs.


    Damn man, we could have won this one. But that Billups "fault" over Rondo... that one was David Stern calling it, not the ref. Cant fool me.

    We can win in Detroit... but if we do, we would have 3 good games in a row... who wouldnt think in a slump for Game 7? I dont want to... but oh well.
  8. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,152
    Likes Received:
    545
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Save this post:


    I PROMISE YOU. THE CELTS ARE SPENT.
    1. MENTALLY, THEY WILL THROW IN THE TOWEL IN GAME 6 TO KIND OF REST UP FORGAME 7. PISTONS 111-89.

    2. THEY WONT HAVE ANY LEGS FOR GAME 7 AND PISTON EXPIRIENCE COMES THROUGH. PISTONS 97-90.

    ON TO FINALS.
  9. Dumars4Ever

    Dumars4Ever Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washington DC area
    Your faith is admirable, HQ. Let's hope you're right.
  10. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
    That will be a tall order, but not impossible. Of course, with Sheed 1 T from a suspension, he will have to keep his cool from here on out.
  11. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,383
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Flagrant 2 for Pierce, and the Pistons should have an easier time with the next game.

    :gun1:
  12. pistonsloyalist

    pistonsloyalist First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    Unfortunate that we lost our early lead and then dug ourselves a huge hole. But the valiant comeback may give us a lift going into game 6. The rebounding disparity is really hurting the Pistons. We've been weaker in that department since Ben left, but this seems to me to be the first playoff series since then in which it has become a major factor.
  13. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario
    Agreed Dre.

    The board war - especially their offensive rebounds combined with the Celtic's luck - KGs buzzer beaters and a few lucky rim shots, were the difference in this one.
  14. pistonsloyalist

    pistonsloyalist First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    Was Rip seriously hurt? It was hard to tell what happened from the replay of him and Allen getting tangled up. But he was really hurting.
  15. lpgrl26

    lpgrl26 Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    It doesn't matter if they seize up or not. They will always have that 20 rebound advantage to fall back on.
  16. Warthog

    Warthog Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Sterling Heights, MI
    can't blame the pistons for lack of trying, like they did in game 3...but it goes to show, if they don't make the Finals they will look back on game 3 and kick themselves in the rear.

    we're a tough team to close out. we'll take game 6 at home and then anything goes in game 7.

    wow this was disappointing. i thought when stuckey hit that 3 we were going to take the game. chauncey's missed layup hurt badly.
  17. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,383
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Hard to fight for rebounds when your entire front court is in foul trouble early.
  18. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,504
    Likes Received:
    1,616
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    :messer:Starting front court?? Sheed made six buckets>>>>> all threes

    Dice was taken out of the game altogether with the foul trouble and took only 2 shots and grabbed 5 boards.

    Can someone check to see if the real Tay was left down in Disney world? I am not sure if he has been in double figures but possibly once this whole series. he has to be the x factor in game six and seven to secure a trip to the finals.

    We were big from beyond the arc hitting 11 threes, but as bad as they killed us on the boards, they duplicated the effort in the paint to the tune of 39-19.

    I am not sure who was the star their team tonight: Allen hit 5 threes, KG hit a prayer 3 and Posey hit a three, which was the only points off their bench. unsung here would be perkins setting the tone in the paint offensively and defensively in the first half as we had no answer for him inside.

    rondo 13 assists:messer:

    Some other keys > when Theo went up there and bricked two FT and when Dice bricked the two FTs during the run prior to him fouling out. We got to the line more than them but missed 9 FT's

    Other keys... SHeeds tech...without that maybe it would be 99-99 instead of 100-99 when ray hits his 2 pointer..which we let him have with six seconds on the shot clock....

    Rip...gets hit in the eye and we burn a time out that we could have used later. Flip said his elbow is hyperextended..lets hope he can play Friday or we are toast..

    Lot of what ifs tonight, but we came up short again when most though it was over in the third.

    One thing for sure, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy will celebrate with the Celtics on the plane over to Detroit tomorrow.
  19. pistonsloyalist

    pistonsloyalist First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    Was Stuckey trying to miss the second of his two free throws at the very end with a few seconds left? He made that free throw, but one of the announcers thought he intended to miss it, in order to give the Pistons the opportunity for a board and a three-point shot. I understood the argument for having a deliberate miss at that stage, but there is an argument the other way too, and it is hard to believe that made a free throw he was attempting to miss.
  20. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,383
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Sheed played down low early, but picked up a couple of quick fouls. Same with Dice and Maxiell. I think some of the perimeter shooting was because they couldn't be agressive in the paint.

    I could be wrong and just looking at things through Pistons colored glasses, but I really felt the refs set the tone in the first half with cheap calls on the Pistons and/or no calls for the Celts.

    Maybe my feelings are just hurt by the loss, but I don't think so. I think our team was jobbed by the refs.

Share This Page