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    Default Why did Boston go small?

    During the 4th quarter late run Boston had West, Pierce, Walker, Davis, and Payton in. I know they were trying to get some outside shooting going but what the hell?

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    Default Re: Why did Boston go small?

    who cares WE WON!

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    Default Re: Why did Boston go small?

    Right but that was huge. No LaFrentz or Blount to worry about down low.

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    I wondered where that Al Jefferson kid went...I thought the Celtics would come out trying to run the ball down our throats...Not sure what Doc and the team were doing.

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    Default Re: Why did Boston go small?

    Because we didn't have many wing players. They tried to put us in a position where we couldn't match up.

    Didn't work, but nice idea. Doc's no Rick Carlisle.
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    Default Re: Why did Boston go small?

    ..cause their coach isnt very bright?

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    Default Re: Why did Boston go small?

    I think it's pretty simple, Doc underestimated JJ. I'd be having a little talk with my scouts about them neglecting to tell me that James played the 4 in college.
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    Default Re: Why did Boston go small?

    Doc went small because we went smal. He said after the game that he welcomes the pacers going small, that plays to their strengths he said

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    It also played into Anthony Johnson attacking the basket with no fear of a shot-blocker.

    Rivers is getting killed by Boston fans today for not using Al Jefferson and for going small. Walker wore himself out on Jermaine and had no gas in the 4th.

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    Given the way the Celtics big men play, I liked seeing JJ get some minutes at pf. I thought that he and JO played well together. In fact, I thought that he was as effective defensively at pf as some of our regular big men. Obviously, this wouldn't work against most teams, but to me this turns one of Boston's strengths (the ability of their big men to play outside) into a weakness.

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