Originally posted on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 1/26/13
Well, that wasn't fun.  It's becoming clear that the bench is finally coming around but now the starters are slumping.  The second unit gave us that big lead in the second quarter and then it went away when the starters came back in.  But there's progress.  We  at least got one great half of basketball.    One thing that always strikes me is all the complaints by Hawks fans about Josh Smith.  He's not the answer for the Celtics.  My favorites are in bold.  What are yours? Perfect time to catch the Celtics, they're on a losing streak and not playing their best basketball The Celtics are saying the exact same things about ATLANTA. Plus we have injuries across the board. Turn the green into blue and black KG told Zaza that his wife smelled like Kvass…and Zaza agreed Let's get a playoff atmosphere in here Ugh its gonna be one of these games Remember how Philips was PACKED with Hawks fans and ROCKING with energy in that series against Boston in 2008? Where did they all go? left for the heat bandwagon They're still there They’re the ones cheering for the Celtics now I just hate everything about Boston Notice how there weren't many C's fans in Phillips before 2008 Poof: championship and they’re everywhere. Do people get up for Boston games anymore? Looks like the Celtics do. We can't even call Boston our rivals as it's been so one-sided. Just shut up already, Josh That was... Unfortunate. Has a quarter of basketball like this ever happened to Atlanta before to teams with at least 2 All-Star-worthy guys in their starting lineup? Complete intimidation domination by Boston. Ugly............ LD always gets waaaay outcoached by Doc Rivers I simply can't believe that this team could've "left everything behind" against the Bobcats Well there is a difference between possibly the worst team in the league and an underachieving C’s team How is Jeff Green getting to the line so often? He plays for the Celtics At this point, fouling Josh is the equivalent of getting a defensive stop Josh is 1-6 from the line It's hard to blame Boston for never respecting this team. Despite having a better record, it still feels like Boston is ahead of this team We need to flagrant 2 pierce, kg or rondo...we just need either that or to have a fight break out...something to change our fate. When is the last time Josh looked good against a good team? I go get food at halftime and come back to a tie game.....life is great Stay away for good luck ;P Josh smith,, no words WHY would you launch that jumper? The money collected for the golden Danny Ferry statue is temporarily being redirected to the Josh Smith jump shot shock collar fund. Does the Josh Smith jump shot shock collar come with a gag that automatically activates when he starts arguing with refs? Who the shih tzu is Jeff Green??? Calls like that is why I hate playing the Celtics Every game The Celtics always get the calls Seen on Twitter: "Paul Pierce is slower than gorilla glue." He's also uglier Than the gorilla that appears on the bottle. Josh needs to not try to draw fouls. Not only is he unsucessful, even if he drew the foul He’s like 1-6 from the line tonight. What’s the upside? KORVER ON FIRE!!! Old man in his wheelchair can't keep up with the white boy A lil more movement from Josh Instead of being a statue would be nice Watch Josh make the game-winning three ...Or miss a game-winning lay0up. Why don't they just make this Boston's alternate court because they are getting every $@%!$@% thing going their way tonight Rondo just short of back-to-back triple doubles. Deny him Hawks Josh made a free throw??? If only the Hawks shot frees like the Celtics... Pierce never fouls.....ever Courtney Lee is a little bi.tch Take Bradley off Teague and now he can go nuts. Actually, I'm shocked that Pargo wasn't called a foul Because, you know….Paul Pierce. Did Josh get a piece of that, or did Pierce actually flub it THAT badly? JOSH MADE A FREE THROW! Boston is too old(I hope) Thank you very much KG... That was about as stupid as a foul gets. Go sit down. Just gotta play 54 minutes to get the refs on your side. Al looked at Sully like a piece of meat once KG fouled out. Hawks have done well to drag Boston's FG% from 56% in the 2nd to 41%. Rondo did get his triple double But it took him two OTs to do it. It took Boston 4 minutes to score 2 points in this OT. This was great…..no matter how old the Celtics are The best thing about this win is that it came against the Celtics I respect the Celtics, but I promise you that no one is gonna be happier to see these dudes retire than I am. Given me enough hell the past 5 years. [Discuss on CG Forums!]
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