Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39
  1. #1
    Administrator rady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    4,817
    Rep Power
    10

    Boston Celtics Game thread: New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics 1/6/2021 7:30pm [Game #39]





    (18-20) -- (18-20)

    Venue TV TIME
    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 7:30 PM EST



    Probable starters:







    Injury Report

    Boston Celtics New York Knicks
    Payton Prichard - Medical protocols (OUT) Kevin Knox - Undisclosed (QUEST)
    Brodric Thomas - Back problems (QUEST) Kemba Walker - Sore left knee (OUT)
    Bruno Fernando - Medical protocols (QUEST) Nerlens Noel - Medical protocols (OUT)
    C.J. Miles - Medical protocols (QUEST) Derrick Rose - Ankle surgery (OUT)
    Enes Freedom - Conditioning (QUEST) -
    am Hauser - Medical protocols (QUEST) -


    Game Preview

    The month of January presents both the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics with opportunities to establish themselves as playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference.

    The next two games give both teams the chance to make the road more difficult for the other.

    The Knicks will look to earn a second straight win Thursday night, when they are scheduled to host the Celtics in the opener of a home-and-home between the longtime rivals. The set is slated to conclude Saturday in Boston.

    The two teams enter Thursday tied for 10th place -- and the final berth in the play-in tournament -- in the East after the Knicks earned a 104-94 win over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Tuesday and the host Celtics fell to the San Antonio Spurs, 99-97, on Wednesday.

    For the Knicks, the game Tuesday marked the sixth of 11 consecutive games against fellow sub-.500 foes. Of New York's 15 games this month, 10 are against teams that began January with a losing record -- and an 11th is against the Los Angeles Clippers, who ended December at 18-18.

    The Knicks' pursuit of a second straight playoff berth -- last spring's trip to the postseason snapped an Eastern Conference-high seven-year drought -- could hinge on whether RJ Barrett and Julius Randle can replicate the form they displayed Tuesday, when Barrett had 32 points and Randle finished with 30 points and 16 rebounds.

    The duo did most of their damage by driving into the paint. Barrett and Randle combined to go 4-of-12 from 3-point land but 20-of-28 from inside the arc. They also made 14 trips (eight for Barrett, six for Randle) to the free throw line -- as many as the rest of the Knicks combined.

    "With both guys, it's them attacking the rim," Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday night. "The game will tell you what to do, If we settle for shots, it's going to cause problems. If we're attacking the rim, it makes us different."

    An unsuccessful foray into the lane left the Celtics lamenting what could have been Wednesday night. Jaylen Brown, who finished with a game-high 30 points, stole Jock Landale's in-bounds pass near midcourt with 5.7 seconds left, but he was trailed down the court by Dejounte Murray and, with Murray's hand in his face, missed a scoop layup that would have sent the game to overtime.

    "I had a good steal, was going against the clock, I just blew the layup," Brown said, "It's a tough loss. What can you say? We've got another game (Thursday)."

    The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Celtics, who are in the midst of opening the month with six straight games against teams that ended December with a losing record. Overall this month, Boston will play 11 of its 16 games against foes that entered the new year under .500.

    Game preview courtesy of:
    --Field Level Media

    (STATS / cbssports.com)

  2. #2
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Wsup Rady .. Thanks for the Game-Thread .... It feels like this is the 10th time this season playing against the Boston Celtrics.
    PG D.Rose leadership is out.
    PG Kemba Walker's perimeter shooting is out.
    And rookie PG McBride don't have a chance getting some continuance decent playing-time in a health Protocols season from coach Thibs.
    Who's ready for a Randle & RJ Barrett show vs Boston ???

  3. #3
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Fournier has 12 of the Knicks 16 pts, and poor RJ Barrett got 3 of his shots blocked.
    21-16 Boston ....
    Burks RJ Fournier Randle MitchRob as starters.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,827
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Obi missed his first shot. Time to bench him for the rest of the half.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  5. #5
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    7 min before the Half .. 45-26 Boston
    Boston hit 6 3-balls in the 2nd qtr.
    Randle 0-5 shooting
    Barrett 0-5 shooting

  6. #6
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,931
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Is there some rule that if one guy has a good half the rest of the team has to do nothing? Fournier with the big 1st half and we are losing by double digits.

  7. #7
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    HalfTime .. Knicks 47 - Boston 63

    Wow! Boston hit 8-9 3-ball shots in the 2nd qtr.
    Evan Fournier has 19 pts on 7-12 fg shooting.
    When Boston got their 25 pt lead on the Knicks, they finally let Randle & Barrett score their first points in the game SMH
    Randle 3-9 for 7 pts
    Barrett 1-8 for 4 pts (plus got his shot blocked 4 times).
    RJ Barrett's talents/skills cant touch any of Boston guards!
    Toppin receive 5 min in first half, Grimes receive 6 min,
    and Quickley receive 7 min

  8. #8
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,827
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    How'd the Knicks cut the lead to seven by the end of the third?


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  9. #9
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    The score was 81-61 Boston .. Then Quickley & Fournier went on a quick 12-1 run for the Knicks to bring the Knicks under double digit lead. Then Randle came in with his Bully Ball to end the 3rd qtr. 84-77 Boston

  10. #10
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Quickley's 3 ball shot cut the Boston lead down to 2 pts to start the 4th qtr. off

  11. #11
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,827
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Fournier going crazy.

    Knicks are resilient despite Boston's answers to big shots.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  12. #12
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,827
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Four point fournier!!!

    Edit: Toe on the line.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  13. #13
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,643
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Tied at 96 .. Fournier's 3 was a 2, and his miss FT shot would've gave us our first lead in the game.

  14. #14
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,827
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Finally an ally-oop for Mitchell Robinson.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  15. #15
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,827
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    RJ Barrett!!!!!!!


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 17
    Last Post: Dec 19, 2021, 20:11
  2. Replies: 20
    Last Post: Apr 09, 2021, 01:54
  3. Replies: 34
    Last Post: Jan 17, 2021, 17:37
  4. Replies: 66
    Last Post: Feb 04, 2016, 15:50
  5. Replies: 100
    Last Post: Jan 14, 2016, 09:58

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •