Oklahoma City Thunder @ Boston Celtics

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Anyone else watching this? Really entertaining game so far.

61-57 Celtics at halftime.

13 lead changes so far.

Durant came out looking like he couldn't miss.

Westbrook and Pierce are also going off.

The Thunder are shooting 57% and the Celtics are shooting 71%.
 
 
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Friggin Yuku and its time traveling issues


83-83 at the end of the 3rd.

Durant with 29. Rondo with 16, 4, 9, and 5.
 
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Ray Allen had a clean look right there.

Durant finishes with 37.
 
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Refs gave this game to OKC tonight. They shot about 9 undeserved ft's in the second half alone and we couldn't buy a damn call. We scored 50 plus pts in the paint and they get double the amount of ft attempts.
 
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Lol at KG taking the fine.

"Thought we were playing Michael f-bombing Jordan the way the calls were going for Durant. He took more foul shots than our whole team." - KG
 
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They're an old jump shooting team. What do they expect? And he didn't shoot more than their whole team either, but that's beside the point. How often does Pierce first commit a traveling violation in order to commit an offensive foul by throwing himself into defenders, and then get himself to the ft line?
 
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Originally Posted by DatZNasty

They're an old jump shooting team. What do they expect? And he didn't shoot more than their whole team either, but that's beside the point. How often does Pierce first commit a traveling violation in order to commit an offensive foul by throwing himself into defenders, and then get himself to the ft line?
Yea ok. We are a top 10 team in the league at getting to the line and had 56 points in the paint. You don't know what you are talking about. OKC was getting comical calls, including 3 clean strips of Durant that put him at the line, fouls that CLEARLY weren't shooting fouls and they were getting 2 and 3 shots out of them, and KG was getting pushed in the back on every alleyoop attempt by Krstic. Funniest instance was that Pierce got hammered on the very same play that Harden got ft's for and didn't get to the line. There wasn't one 50/50 call or anything close to it that went the way of the Celtics tonight.

And Pierce didn't do what you just said one time tonight and hasn't done it in a month at least.
 
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Originally Posted by Banks2Pierce

Originally Posted by DatZNasty

They're an old jump shooting team. What do they expect? And he didn't shoot more than their whole team either, but that's beside the point. How often does Pierce first commit a traveling violation in order to commit an offensive foul by throwing himself into defenders, and then get himself to the ft line?
Yea ok. We are a top 10 team in the league at getting to the line and had 56 points in the paint. You don't know what you are talking about. OKC was getting comical calls, including 3 clean strips of Durant that put him at the line, fouls that CLEARLY weren't shooting fouls and they were getting 2 and 3 shots out of them, and KG was getting pushed in the back on every alleyoop attempt by Krstic. Funniest instance was that Pierce got hammered on the very same play that Harden got ft's for and didn't get to the line. There wasn't one 50/50 call or anything close to it that went the way of the Celtics tonight.

And Pierce didn't do what you just said one time tonight and hasn't done it in a month at least.
And Durant is top 3 in getting to the line. The worst one was the sweep through get his arms underneath your's he did to Allen, but he's not the only one who does that "move," again including Pierce. Let me guess, moving screens on Krstic preceding those 2 Jeff Green 3s too, huh? That damn Stern, pandering to the huge OKC market.

And it doesn't help that they're the most complainingest bunch of malcontents in the league. Shut the %%+$ up and hoop.
 
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Points in the paint don't give you the foul shots. Getting fouled does.

A team who is historically a volume free throw shooting team or gets a lot of points in the paint doesn't mean anything. It's not evidence that the game was called unfairly. If a team shoots 20 more free throws, maybe they just got fouled 10 more times.

There were a few questionable calls against the Celtics, but if you wanted to look there were probably a few times where the Thunder got called for a foul that they didn't commit. It happens every game to both teams. Games are never really lopsided - they'll only appear that way if 1) you're a fan of the team, 2) Tommy Heinsohn complains bitterly about calls against the Celtics, or 3) Sportscenter only highlights fouls committed against Kevin Durant.
 
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Originally Posted by SenorRoboto2k5

Points in the paint don't give you the foul shots. Getting fouled does.

A team who is historically a volume free throw shooting team or gets a lot of points in the paint doesn't mean anything. It's not evidence that the game was called unfairly. If a team shoots 20 more free throws, maybe they just got fouled 10 more times.

There were a few questionable calls against the Celtics, but if you wanted to look there were probably a few times where the Thunder got called for a foul that they didn't commit. It happens every game to both teams. Games are never really lopsided - they'll only appear that way if 1) you're a fan of the team, 2) Tommy Heinsohn complains bitterly about calls against the Celtics, or 3) Sportscenter only highlights fouls committed against Kevin Durant.
It was a direct response to a comment that we are an old, jump shooting team. Were your first 2 paragraphs done on autopilot? Also, there is 0 evidence that you even saw the game.

And you are in denial if you don't think this game was lopsided and that a game can be lopsided. It's just an ignorant comment when you consider I get all worked up over a game where I am a neutral viewer.  Even the biggest doom and gloom Celticbloggers that love to call the Celtics washed up every chance they get are accepting the fact that the refs greatly affected this game.
 
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SenorRoboto took the words out of my mouth. And even if they weren't getting calls tonight, there hasn't been a game where they did? What goes around comes around in the world of NBA reffing, even the players and coaches know it.
 
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lmfa0 @ the KG press conference ... durant is a problem though ... and if he getting superstar calls ... ITS REALLY OVER!!!!

but in all seriousness ... his step back J is ridiculous
 
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