Ray Allen Hits Game Winning Shot In Game 2 For The Celtics Vs The Bulls
NBA, Ray Allen

If At First He Doesn't Succeed, Just Give Him Another Shot. Literally.

4/21/09 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Despite strugging mightily in game 1 and missing the potential game-tying shot in overtime, Ray Allen was counted on to take the potential game winning 3 pointer with 2 seconds left in the 4th quarter to lead the Celtics to a 118-115 victory over the Bulls. That ties the series at 1-1 as the teams head to Chicago.

Allen only scored 4 points in game 1, and was ice cold, shooting 1-12 from the field and 0-6 from beyond the arc. In game 2, however, he scored 30 points on 50% shooting, and went 6-10 from 3-point land.

Rajon Rondo also had an excellent game, and already had a triple double in the 3rd quarter. He finished with 19 points, 16 assists and 12 boards. He was the Celtics' best player in game 1 as well, when he dropped 29 points with 7 assists and 9 rebounds.

The Celtics will need to win at least one in Chicago to win the series now. The first two games have both been amazing games, and we can only hope that it continues. Game 3 is in Chicago on Thursday at 8pm EST on TNT. Don't miss it.
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4/21/09   |   TimHAS37   |   27 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
I'm not saying it never happens. Kobe is a great player there is no question about it. Stop tryin to convince me. Call it what you wanna call it, maybe a little bit of my bias comes in as well as you on your side, or maybe its because I see Allen on a nightly basis and you see Kobe on a nightly basis. Maybe I'm just right. Regardless, if i was the coach which is what the question was, Allen would be taking the shot. You want to be assistant coach and try and tell me reasons why Kobe should get the shot thats fine, but in the end Allen will get it

I think the question comes down to how many points do you need. If you are down three, Ray gets the shot. If you are down two - Kobe.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

WBKsports wrote:

I'm not saying it never happens. Kobe is a great player there is no question about it. Stop tryin to convince me. Call it what you wanna call it, maybe a little bit of my bias comes in as well as you on your side, or maybe its because I see Allen on a nightly basis and you see Kobe on a nightly basis. Maybe I'm just right. Regardless, if i was the coach which is what the question was, Allen would be taking the shot. You want to be assistant coach and try and tell me reasons why Kobe should get the shot thats fine, but in the end Allen will get it

4/21/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
I would feel more comfortable having Kobe step into the arc, maybe a 17 feet or so, take the 2. His chance of going in goes much higher, play for overtime. Allen, he could back up a step or so and still have my confidence

 Are you sure about that? This link may change your mind....

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

kantwistaye wrote:
Apparently you missed the part where I said that it doesn't matter how good you can shoot if you can't get a decent look.  And no, Allen can't create his shot anywhere near as well as Kobe can.  That's not Allen's game which is just fine.  But with a little amount of time on the clock, no respectable coach is putting the ball in Allen's hands.  Maybe they'll draw up a screen for him, but they won't put the ball in his hands.

I would feel more comfortable having Kobe step into the arc, maybe a 17 feet or so, take the 2. His chance of going in goes much higher, play for overtime. Allen, he could back up a step or so and still have my confidence

4/21/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
I love how you said neither of his shots, then gave 2 examples. however, he did have 7 other buckets that i could have been speaking in regards to. However that is not the larger part of my statement. All I said was Allen is just as good at creating a shot as Allen.

The larger part of my comment was showing why I felt that was not the most important factor as you claim it is. I find it interesting that you ignored that part of my reply.

Apparently you missed the part where I said that it doesn't matter how good you can shoot if you can't get a decent look.  And no, Allen can't create his shot anywhere near as well as Kobe can.  That's not Allen's game which is just fine.  But with a little amount of time on the clock, no respectable coach is putting the ball in Allen's hands.  Maybe they'll draw up a screen for him, but they won't put the ball in his hands.

4/21/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Kobe's a better player. Without a doubt.

Ray's a better shooter, also without a doubt.

And maybe Kobe creates the shot more often, but he also misses the shot more often.

If they're getting the same exact look, I'd choose Ray every time. If they have to take someone off the dribble first, or scramble around for a bit, I'd take Kobe.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

kantwistaye wrote:
Last night neither of his big shots were created by himself.  The first one Rondo took the D away while Allen set up his shot.  In the game winner, he came off of a screen.  Those aren't shots that were created by Allen.  It doesn't matter how well you shoot if you can't get a decent look.  Kobe would.  Ray Allen might.  Thats why you go with Kobe without even a second thought.

I love how you said neither of his shots, then gave 2 examples. however, he did have 7 other buckets that i could have been speaking in regards to. However that is not the larger part of my statement. All I said was Allen is just as good at creating a shot as Allen.

The larger part of my comment was showing why I felt that was not the most important factor as you claim it is. I find it interesting that you ignored that part of my reply.

4/21/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
I would argue that allen does just as good a job at creating his own shot. Last night was a pretty good example. I think its foolish to say that is the most important skill cause it isnt. Its one thing to create a shot and take it, but honestly what good is creating a shot if you cant HIT the shot. You need to be a good shooter for it to mean anything
(Edited by kantwistaye)

Last night neither of his big shots were created by himself.  The first one Rondo took the D away while Allen set up his shot.  In the game winner, he came off of a screen.  Those aren't shots that were created by Allen.  It doesn't matter how well you shoot if you can't get a decent look.  Kobe would.  Ray Allen might.  Thats why you go with Kobe without even a second thought.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

kantwistaye wrote:
Hands down Kobe.  Nobody creates their own shot better than him in the league.  When it comes down to that situation, thats the most important skill.

I would argue that allen does just as good a job at creating his own shot. Last night was a pretty good example. I think its foolish to say that is the most important skill cause it isnt. Its one thing to create a shot and take it, but honestly what good is creating a shot if you cant HIT the shot. You need to be a good shooter for it to mean anything

4/21/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

WBKsports wrote:
I can't argue that Pat...I really can't....But here is a theoretical question we can pose for all of us here on Fan IQ...There are 1.4 seconds left on the clock and USA basketball is losing to Spain by 2 pts in the World or Olympic Championship Game...Who would we choose to take the final 3pt shot for the win? Kobe or Ray-Ray? (And I ask this in all truthfulness...) It's a tough choice...

Hands down Kobe.  Nobody creates their own shot better than him in the league.  When it comes down to that situation, thats the most important skill.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

WBKsports wrote:
I can't argue that Pat...I really can't....But here is a theoretical question we can pose for all of us here on Fan IQ...There are 1.4 seconds left on the clock and USA basketball is losing to Spain by 2 pts in the World or Olympic Championship Game...Who would we choose to take the final 3pt shot for the win? Kobe or Ray-Ray? (And I ask this in all truthfulness...) It's a tough choice...

hands down Ray Allen. Dont get me wrong, if Ray was triple teamed and Kobe had the next best shot, put it in his hands......maybe its the fact that I see Allen perform every night, but when that three ball goes up out of his hands......its money. It missing is more then exception then the rule.

4/21/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

Pat wrote:
"Kobe Bryant shoots 46% for his career and Ray Allen 45%"

Kobe takes a LOT more high percentage shots (layups, dunks) than Ray Allen, so that's a misleading statistic. And the disparity in 3pt% and FT% are a lot more than you'd like to make it sound. Kobe's percentages are good, sometimes very good... Ray's are other-worldly.

If Kobe shot free throws as well as Ray Allen, he would have an additional 385 points in his career. That's over 15 games worth of points for Kobe. If he shot 3's as well as Ray Allen, he would have 600 more points. So in total, if Kobe shot like Ray Allen, he would average an extra point per game. That's pretty significant.

Kobe Bryant is definitely a far superior basketball player. The two really can't be compared. But at the same time, Ray Allen is a far superior shooter, and you shouldn't compare him to Kobe in that aspect, either.

I can't argue that Pat...I really can't....But here is a theoretical question we can pose for all of us here on Fan IQ...There are 1.4 seconds left on the clock and USA basketball is losing to Spain by 2 pts in the World or Olympic Championship Game...Who would we choose to take the final 3pt shot for the win? Kobe or Ray-Ray? (And I ask this in all truthfulness...) It's a tough choice...

4/21/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

WBKsports wrote:
Like I mentioned earlier, Kobe Bryant shoots 46% for his career and Ray Allen 45%...Ray Allen's career 3pt % is .398 and Reggie Miller is at .395... Kobe is at .341. So every 10 3's Ray-Ray takes, he hits 4 of them and Kobe hits 3 1/2...Kobe's Free-Throw % is .840 and Ray Allen is at .893...Again Kobe makes 8.4 out of 10 and Ray Allen makes 9 out of 10...Not much difference there in either of the categories. Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, and Kobe Bryant have all taken a ton of  "end of the shot clock shots" in their time...Especially Kobe...Kobe Bryant  has higher career averages in PPg, APg, Rpg, and Steals Per Game...Not to mention he put down 12  3 pointers in one game!

To Ray Allen's credit though, he has shot 2,000 more 3's than Kobe, so his 40% rating is just amazing!!! He also holds the 3 point record for a season with 269, he made 8 3pt shots in One-half, and he put my lakers to rest with 7 3pt bombs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last year....

Ray Allen has the prettiest shot in the NBA today and maybe ever, but there are other NBA stars past and present who could hang with him over their careers...I'm not saying Kobe is a better shooter or "Pure-Shooter" than Ray Allen, but his stats show that he's close...So is Reggie Miller!

"Kobe Bryant shoots 46% for his career and Ray Allen 45%"

Kobe takes a LOT more high percentage shots (layups, dunks) than Ray Allen, so that's a misleading statistic. And the disparity in 3pt% and FT% are a lot more than you'd like to make it sound. Kobe's percentages are good, sometimes very good... Ray's are other-worldly.

If Kobe shot free throws as well as Ray Allen, he would have an additional 385 points in his career. That's over 15 games worth of points for Kobe. If he shot 3's as well as Ray Allen, he would have 600 more points. So in total, if Kobe shot like Ray Allen, he would average an extra point per game. That's pretty significant.

Kobe Bryant is definitely a far superior basketball player. The two really can't be compared. But at the same time, Ray Allen is a far superior shooter, and you shouldn't compare him to Kobe in that aspect, either.

4/21/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

TimHAS37 wrote:
If you watch Ray, his shot is the smoothest, most beautiful shot I have ever seen. In college, people used to wonder at his giant calves. He can rise up and shoot in one fluid motion like no one else.

And anyone who thinks Larry Bird was the best shooter, didn't really look at his shot. He may have been a better scorer, and he could score from anywhere, but not as great a shot as Ray.

Ray is #2 on the all time three pointer's made list. He will pass Reggie Miller soon and has a better lifetime shooting percentage than he does.  And you can't look only at shooting percentage - Ray has been the only shooting option on his team for much of his career. He took a lot of end of the shot clock shots, and has played 40+ minutes a game for much of his career.

Steve Nash has a great percentage, but has made nearly 1000 fewer 3 pointers in teh same number of seasons. Ray has hit over 700 more 3 pointers than any other active player. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Basketball_Association_career_3-point_scoring_leaders

Kobe?? career 34% 3 point shooter??? Ray has more than twice as many made in teh same number of seasons. Kobe is a scorer, and a good shooter, but the career shooter comparison isn't even close.

Take a look at Ray's 08-09 and career FT percentage also. Not too shabby. He missed 12 FT's this year out of 249. That's 95%...lifetime, he is over 90% in 9 of 15 years. Lifetime % is 89.3%. Kobe has never had one season as high as Ray's lifetime average. He's also never had one season with a 3pt % as high as Ray's lifetime average either.

Larry Bird had 5 great seasons as a long range shooter - hardly a "career best shooter".  Lifetime 37% 3pt shooter. And had four seasons under 30%! 

Like I mentioned earlier, Kobe Bryant shoots 46% for his career and Ray Allen 45%...Ray Allen's career 3pt % is .398 and Reggie Miller is at .395... Kobe is at .341. So every 10 3's Ray-Ray takes, he hits 4 of them and Kobe hits 3 1/2...Kobe's Free-Throw % is .840 and Ray Allen is at .893...Again Kobe makes 8.4 out of 10 and Ray Allen makes 9 out of 10...Not much difference there in either of the categories. Reggie Miller, Larry Bird, and Kobe Bryant have all taken a ton of  "end of the shot clock shots" in their time...Especially Kobe...Kobe Bryant  has higher career averages in PPg, APg, Rpg, and Steals Per Game...Not to mention he put down 12  3 pointers in one game!

To Ray Allen's credit though, he has shot 2,000 more 3's than Kobe, so his 40% rating is just amazing!!! He also holds the 3 point record for a season with 269, he made 8 3pt shots in One-half, and he put my lakers to rest with 7 3pt bombs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last year....

Ray Allen has the prettiest shot in the NBA today and maybe ever, but there are other NBA stars past and present who could hang with him over their careers...I'm not saying Kobe is a better shooter or "Pure-Shooter" than Ray Allen, but his stats show that he's close...So is Reggie Miller!

4/21/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

TimHAS37 wrote:
If you watch Ray, his shot is the smoothest, most beautiful shot I have ever seen. In college, people used to wonder at his giant calves. He can rise up and shoot in one fluid motion like no one else.

And anyone who thinks Larry Bird was the best shooter, didn't really look at his shot. He may have been a better scorer, and he could score from anywhere, but not as great a shot as Ray.

Ray is #2 on the all time three pointer's made list. He will pass Reggie Miller soon and has a better lifetime shooting percentage than he does.  And you can't look only at shooting percentage - Ray has been the only shooting option on his team for much of his career. He took a lot of end of the shot clock shots, and has played 40+ minutes a game for much of his career.

Steve Nash has a great percentage, but has made nearly 1000 fewer 3 pointers in teh same number of seasons. Ray has hit over 700 more 3 pointers than any other active player. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Basketball_Association_career_3-point_scoring_leaders

Kobe?? career 34% 3 point shooter??? Ray has more than twice as many made in teh same number of seasons. Kobe is a scorer, and a good shooter, but the career shooter comparison isn't even close.

Take a look at Ray's 08-09 and career FT percentage also. Not too shabby. He missed 12 FT's this year out of 249. That's 95%...lifetime, he is over 90% in 9 of 15 years. Lifetime % is 89.3%. Kobe has never had one season as high as Ray's lifetime average. He's also never had one season with a 3pt % as high as Ray's lifetime average either.

Larry Bird had 5 great seasons as a long range shooter - hardly a "career best shooter".  Lifetime 37% 3pt shooter. And had four seasons under 30%! 

I'm not a big stats guy. I'm more of a what you see is what you get guy. Based on watching all these guys play, I'd still take Bird and Miller over Allen. Ray is great, I'm not trying to slight him. I just don't think he's better than Bird or Miller.

4/21/09   |   x34meganx43

People say rays good, but he barely gets the credit he deserves. Hes a great player who can make inside AND outside shots, and is one of the best shooters in the league. Free Throws, wow. AMAZING.

4/21/09   |   TimHAS37   |   27 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
hes been a Celtic for not even 2 seasons yet.......so I'm not sure what  you meant because I'm pretty sure timha was speaking in regards to career numbers. Ray Allen is the best pure shooter in the history of the league. Yes, even better then Larry Bird.
(Edited by TimHAS37)

If you watch Ray, his shot is the smoothest, most beautiful shot I have ever seen. In college, people used to wonder at his giant calves. He can rise up and shoot in one fluid motion like no one else.

And anyone who thinks Larry Bird was the best shooter, didn't really look at his shot. He may have been a better scorer, and he could score from anywhere, but not as great a shot as Ray.

Ray is #2 on the all time three pointer's made list. He will pass Reggie Miller soon and has a better lifetime shooting percentage than he does.  And you can't look only at shooting percentage - Ray has been the only shooting option on his team for much of his career. He took a lot of end of the shot clock shots, and has played 40+ minutes a game for much of his career.

Steve Nash has a great percentage, but has made nearly 1000 fewer 3 pointers in teh same number of seasons. Ray has hit over 700 more 3 pointers than any other active player. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Basketball_Association_career_3-point_scoring_leaders

Kobe?? career 34% 3 point shooter??? Ray has more than twice as many made in teh same number of seasons. Kobe is a scorer, and a good shooter, but the career shooter comparison isn't even close.

Take a look at Ray's 08-09 and career FT percentage also. Not too shabby. He missed 12 FT's this year out of 249. That's 95%...lifetime, he is over 90% in 9 of 15 years. Lifetime % is 89.3%. Kobe has never had one season as high as Ray's lifetime average. He's also never had one season with a 3pt % as high as Ray's lifetime average either.

Larry Bird had 5 great seasons as a long range shooter - hardly a "career best shooter".  Lifetime 37% 3pt shooter. And had four seasons under 30%! 

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

BluDevil wrote:
In history? Sorry, he's not even the best Celtic. Ever heard of Larry Bird?

And I'd take Reggie Miller over Ray too.

hes been a Celtic for not even 2 seasons yet.......so I'm not sure what  you meant because I'm pretty sure timha was speaking in regards to career numbers. Ray Allen is the best pure shooter in the history of the league. Yes, even better then Larry Bird.

4/21/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

TimHAS37 wrote:
Excellent to see that a Laker's fan say that Ray is his least favorite player. That's quite the compliment.  Ray is only the best shooter in NBA history...and will break the all time record for three pointers made soon. Great to see two of my UConn guys enjoying the playoffs and shooting lights out under the spotlight.

Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr, and Larry Legend may have some argument over who is the "BEST" shooter in NBA History.  Even Kobe Bryant has a better career FG % than does Ray Allen...(Kobe = .455  Ray-Ray = .448) If we are looking at 3pt FG %, then the late Drazen Petrovic, and even Jason Kapono could hang with Ray-Ray who is at 40% for his career.  Ray Allen is a phenomenal NBA player who will go to the Hall of Fame, he's not the best shooter in NBA History....One of the best, but not  "The Best".

Ray Allen is CLUTCH though! Really CLUTCH!

4/21/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

TimHAS37 wrote:
Excellent to see that a Laker's fan say that Ray is his least favorite player. That's quite the compliment.  Ray is only the best shooter in NBA history...and will break the all time record for three pointers made soon. Great to see two of my UConn guys enjoying the playoffs and shooting lights out under the spotlight.

In history? Sorry, he's not even the best Celtic. Ever heard of Larry Bird?

And I'd take Reggie Miller over Ray too.

4/21/09   |   sbertschmann   |   24 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Although I am not a Celtics fan, I must admit I enjoy watching Rajun Rondo.  For a guard he is a better than most rebounder and it just seems during this series he has been a step or even a speed ahead of the Bulls on offense.  I expect Paul Pierce will have a break out game either game 3 or 4 and the series will move back to Boston either 2-2 or 3-1 Celts. 

I am a Celtics fan, but Rondo is easily my favorite player. He has the best moves. He is a great rebounder and he is very fast, you're right. He is extremely skilled and has improved so much this season. He is doing a great job leading the Celtics since Pierce hasn't been so hot lately. And you're right, he will have a break out game.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

wachson wrote:
It was kind of easy for them, too many times did I see three Bull darn near under the basket...That's rule number one of rebounding.

I would have taken more 3's. It almost seemed like if they missed a 3 it came down, right into the arms of Davis, Perk, or Rondo who would then put it right back up.

How else do you think Rondo damn near had a triple double by half time?

4/21/09   |   wachson   |   7 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
Boston got a lot of their own rebounds. Thats just good play

It was kind of easy for them, too many times did I see three Bull darn near under the basket...That's rule number one of rebounding.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

Pat wrote:
Rondo is really coming into his own. He's amazing to watch, and I'm looking forward to many years of him in Boston.

Rondo is the basketball version of Dustin Pedroia. The kid showed up and nobody had confidence in him. With Dustin he was given the job of every day second baseman. Rondo was given the role of starting point guard. The two guys ran with it, and never looked back. Makes sense that today they are two of my favorite athletes to watch

4/21/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Although I am not a Celtics fan, I must admit I enjoy watching Rajun Rondo.  For a guard he is a better than most rebounder and it just seems during this series he has been a step or even a speed ahead of the Bulls on offense.  I expect Paul Pierce will have a break out game either game 3 or 4 and the series will move back to Boston either 2-2 or 3-1 Celts. 

Rondo is really coming into his own. He's amazing to watch, and I'm looking forward to many years of him in Boston.

4/21/09   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Although I am not a Celtics fan, I must admit I enjoy watching Rajun Rondo.  For a guard he is a better than most rebounder and it just seems during this series he has been a step or even a speed ahead of the Bulls on offense.  I expect Paul Pierce will have a break out game either game 3 or 4 and the series will move back to Boston either 2-2 or 3-1 Celts. 

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

wachson wrote:
Can the Bulls get a rebound? Not last night, that's what kept Boston in the game.

Boston got a lot of their own rebounds. Thats just good play

4/21/09   |   wachson   |   7 respect

Can the Bulls get a rebound? Not last night, that's what kept Boston in the game.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

WhoDat12 wrote:

Don't forget your cup Joakin Noah. Ray Allen's elbow seems to magically find the groin of centers with crazy hairstyles.

no, Allen's elbows were extending high over his head releasing the game winning field goal, right over that punks head

4/21/09   |   sbertschmann   |   24 respect

I don't think that the Bulls belong at a 7 seed. Judging by their performances in games 1 and 2, they should be a 3 or a 4 seed. I thought that the Celtics did a good job shuting Rose down last night, but now Gordan is a huge problem too. We can't have guys scoring 42 points a game in the playoffs. The Celtics need to go back to their regular season defense if they want to have a shot at advancing to the next round. Just because KG isn't playing with them and leading their defense doesn't mean that they can't play the same way. Let's go Celtics!

4/21/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

jswol54 wrote:
Good point regarding Glen Davis.  Both he and Tyrus Thomas have developed nice mid range jumpers.  Who would of thought they would have done that coming out of college?  Big Baby was a low post banger and TT was a freak athlete who did most of his damage close to the basket.

LSU Sighting....GEAUX TIGERS!

4/21/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Don't forget your cup Joakin Noah. Ray Allen's elbow seems to magically find the groin of centers with crazy hairstyles.

4/21/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
that's a real bold prediction to make for the score there. I gotta think its just you trying to convince yourself that the bulls have nothing to worry about. The Final score of last nights game was 118-115 so to say the Celtics wont get over 100? How do you justify that?

No way we hold you guys to under 100 points.  Defense was the staple of the Bulls during  the Skiles tenure.  Now, not so much.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

I give the bulls credit. I didn't see it coming I'll be honest. I honestly thought game 1 was a fluke. Rose had an outstanding game 1. Game 2 though, he was held in check and the bulls still hung around. Gordon is nasty.

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

Keeter wrote:
I gotta give Allen props....that was a big shot he hit.

Is it just me, or are the Celtics turning into the 'Bad Boys' from Detroit in the early 90s ??    Pierce setting picks, flaring his elbow out at Gordon.....Perkins pushing Noah with full extended arms out, yet Noah gets the foul.......Big Baby Davis riding Gordon & Rose out of bounds during loose balls...........man, dress them in blue & red and they'd look like Laimbeer, Salley & Rodman !!!

Game 3 - Chicago 107 Boston 93    
Let's run 'em out of the gym !!!

that's a real bold prediction to make for the score there. I gotta think its just you trying to convince yourself that the bulls have nothing to worry about. The Final score of last nights game was 118-115 so to say the Celtics wont get over 100? How do you justify that?

4/21/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Pat wrote:
Excellent point about the time outs.

Thanks.  The guy drives me crazy because all of us can figure that out.  You have to be able to advance the ball to half-court.

4/21/09   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

I gotta give Allen props....that was a big shot he hit.

Is it just me, or are the Celtics turning into the 'Bad Boys' from Detroit in the early 90s ??    Pierce setting picks, flaring his elbow out at Gordon.....Perkins pushing Noah with full extended arms out, yet Noah gets the foul.......Big Baby Davis riding Gordon & Rose out of bounds during loose balls...........man, dress them in blue & red and they'd look like Laimbeer, Salley & Rodman !!!

Game 3 - Chicago 107 Boston 93    
Let's run 'em out of the gym !!!

4/21/09   |   Brendanc8504

great shot. perfect ending to a great game

4/21/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

Scout-Team-All-American wrote:
Big Baby is also playing well, showing a little touch with some mid-range jumpers.  If Paul Pierce gets hot, Boston could make a deep run.

Good point regarding Glen Davis.  Both he and Tyrus Thomas have developed nice mid range jumpers.  Who would of thought they would have done that coming out of college?  Big Baby was a low post banger and TT was a freak athlete who did most of his damage close to the basket.

4/21/09   |   TimHAS37   |   27 respect

WBKsports wrote:
Ray Allen is my least favorite NBA player...But the guy can shoot those clutch 3s...He's a different person when the game is decided on his shot. He probably would have hit the game-winner even if the Bulls threw a double-team on him.  What else can you say? Ray Allen saved the Celtics season, and a possible shot at back-2back titles! If the Bulls win this game the C's would be finished! RAY-RAY sometimes known as JESUS is your GOD right now C's Fans!

Excellent to see that a Laker's fan say that Ray is his least favorite player. That's quite the compliment.  Ray is only the best shooter in NBA history...and will break the all time record for three pointers made soon. Great to see two of my UConn guys enjoying the playoffs and shooting lights out under the spotlight.

4/21/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

Ray Allen is my least favorite NBA player...But the guy can shoot those clutch 3s...He's a different person when the game is decided on his shot. He probably would have hit the game-winner even if the Bulls threw a double-team on him.  What else can you say? Ray Allen saved the Celtics season, and a possible shot at back-2back titles! If the Bulls win this game the C's would be finished! RAY-RAY sometimes known as JESUS is your GOD right now C's Fans!

4/21/09   |   FlickityFlo

 Only good thing that came out of this is the Dropkick Murphy's Departed song coming on in the background after they won.

4/21/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

Scout-Team-All-American wrote:
Big Baby is also playing well, showing a little touch with some mid-range jumpers.  If Paul Pierce gets hot, Boston could make a deep run.

Let's not forget they struggled to beat a 7 seed with a triple double, a 30 point game, and a very good game from Big Baby.  Boston should be happy about this win, but they need great performances across the board to beat an Orlando team (assuming both teams advance).

4/21/09   |   Scout-Team-All-American

Big Baby is also playing well, showing a little touch with some mid-range jumpers.  If Paul Pierce gets hot, Boston could make a deep run.

4/21/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Heyhey1970 wrote:
Good show by the Bulls.  Dear Coach Del Negro... any chance you might save a timeout for the last few seconds of regulation in the future?  You didn't do it in Games 1 or 2.  Please do a better job of pretending that you're a viable NBA coach.  Celtics in 7 games.

Excellent point about the time outs.

4/21/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Good show by the Bulls.  Dear Coach Del Negro... any chance you might save a timeout for the last few seconds of regulation in the future?  You didn't do it in Games 1 or 2.  Please do a better job of pretending that you're a viable NBA coach.  Celtics in 7 games.