Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

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    Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

    With the blatant disregard the Bulls have shown since their victory last night. I think it will suit our needs even better if we lose to Miami.  Let's win the other three games and slide into the playoffs as we did last year.  Losing in Miami will take us out of the conversation for the ECF's and put us into underdog status again.


    Where we will thrive, both these teams are itching to be cocky and will get a real beatdown from us come playoff time.  Going in under radar will also give this team the needed anger that is missing right now.  All the Celtics want is for the playoffs to begin.  Let other teams think Ray, Paul and Rondo are no longer at the top of their games.  We will be ahead two games to nothing before they even know they are in trouble.  And this will happen.
     
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    NO NO and more NO.  A team must ALWAYS try to win.  Winning becomes a habit.  
     
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    Did it hurt them last year?  We are talking about getting ready for the playoffs.  They stumbled into the playoffs last year and oddly so did the Lakers.


     
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    No way we play win or loose and let the chips fall where they may
     
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    Intentionally throwing a game against a team who you're fighting for playoff position with doesn't make sense. Teams who don't have home court advantage often win championships, but the odds are better with home court advantage. Given a choice a team would want home court advantage.

     
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    I didn't say intentionally lose but if we do their are precedents that it may motivate us and cause our opponents to get overconfident.

    The team as I said stumbled last year and it was evident very soon after they were going to the finals.
     
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    In Response to Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami:
    [QUOTE]NO NO and more NO.  A team must ALWAYS try to win.  Winning becomes a habit.  
    Posted by Eldunker[/QUOTE]


    EXACTLY!!!   

    If this team has to worry about who they play in the first or second round, then they're done, anyway.  You have to be able to beat anybody so we should get as good of a home court advantage as we can and get "winning" momentum going into the playoffs.
     
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    Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

    Concord,

    Lulling other teams into a false sense of security is of limited value.

    Home court advantage is far superior.
     
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    We have to work with the hand we are dealt with.  Whether win or not does not effect my view of the our chances in the playoffs.  I want other teams to underestimate us. We are the kind of team that works very well for.  They can win in Miami, I never want them to lose, my point is that it matters little to our actual chances in the playoffs.  You guys seem to feel going into the playoffs with a head of steam is more important than it is.  Look at last year both the Celtics and Lakers were terrible the last two weeks.

    Considering the injuries we have and the fact that we are still adjusting to all the new personnel it makes sense for us to ready a veteran team not extend it.

    The two and three seed matter little.  All you have to do is look at last year.
     
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    Seriously, though, how would you expect the Celts to "deliberately" lose to the Heat?  If they don't bring it, they're liable to get blown out by 20-30 pts and I'm not so sure that's good for morale, notwithstanding your "underestimate" strategy.  I think this is overthinking the whole approach and the players should just go in and try to win the game.

    In any case, I don't think the Bulls or the Heat will underestimate the Celts, regardless of the results of their last regular season meetings.  They know the Celts are a veteran group and will play hard; even if they lose sight of this in the first 1-2 games, I'm certain they'll wise up pretty quickly.
     
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    I am not that invested in being right on this.  I just wanted to remind everyone that this difficult group of games matter little in the big picture. Let's find something else to talk about.
     
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    Still you shouldn't really want to be losing games heading into the finals. Especially against teams you'll meet in the finals, such as Chicago and Miami. Beating Miami is pretty crucial to Boston IMO as you mentally have it over them this season. You don't want to give them a sniff by having them win their last game against you.


     
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    [QUOTE]NO NO and more NO.  A team must ALWAYS try to win.  Winning becomes a habit.  
    Posted by Eldunker[/QUOTE]

    I agree with you.  I am still very disappointed that we will end up the 2nd or 3rd
    seed after leading the Eastern Conference almost the entire season.  The past month has been very disappointing.  I really hope that the Celtics can win all of their remaining games.  
     
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    [QUOTE]Still you shouldn't really want to be losing games heading into the finals. Especially against teams you'll meet in the finals, such as Chicago and Miami. Beating Miami is pretty crucial to Boston IMO as you mentally have it over them this season. You don't want to give them a sniff by having them win their last game against you.
    Posted by RUWorthy[/QUOTE]
    The Lakers have lost to Denver Utah getting hammered by Portland and still play OKC and the Spurs 
     
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    Ridiculous proposition. What we need now is to build confidence and gain momentum entering the playoffs. Only idiots play to lose.
     
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    [QUOTE]Still you shouldn't really want to be losing games heading into the finals. Especially against teams you'll meet in the finals, such as Chicago and Miami. Beating Miami is pretty crucial to Boston IMO as you mentally have it over them this season. You don't want to give them a sniff by having them win their last game against you.
    Posted by RUWorthy[/QUOTE]

    I don't think we should be tossing any games especially against Wade and the diva show hes got going on there BUT I don't think its a game where we should be running Ray, Pierce, KG, and Rondo into the ground.

    Watching them tonight Ray is obviously fatigued and the fact he hasn't gotten a game off yet is nuts. Rondo looks like he is getting tired of players slacking, and KG is well KG. 

    The only thing we gain by beating Miami is a nice 4-0 sparkle on the record sheet. If we sweep them it really won't affect them come playoff time. As much as we all hate those guys they have the same championship aspirations we do and Lebron must be getting a bit tired of hearing how Boston will always be taking him out. When we play the Heat it's going to be a very long draining series. 


     
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    [QUOTE]Did it hurt them last year?  We are talking about getting ready for the playoffs.  They stumbled into the playoffs last year and oddly so did the Lakers.
    Posted by concord27[/QUOTE]

    This is not the same team as last year... even Pierce said we can't rely on what happened last year ... a lot has changed around the league
     
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    Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

    posted at 4/8/2011 6:55 PM EDT
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    Sounds to me like an excuse ahead of time...
    Dwight Howard and Austin Rivers will be Celtics in 2012 According to Mr. Bad Luck Jinx P34, Fierce-34 or whatever he's calling him self today.
    By the way I don't have a man Crush on Paul Pierce... Or Kyceltic for that matter...
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    Sounds to me like an excuse ahead of time
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    Sounds to me like an excuse ahead of time...
    Dwight Howard and Austin Rivers will be Celtics
    (Sounds like an excuse to me)
     
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    Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

    The Celtics will be fine in the playoffs with a win in Miami or with a loss.  It looks like we will be healthy that is what counts most.
     
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    there would be zero benefit. c's can get homecourt against lakers possibly as well.
     
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    In Response to Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami:
    [QUOTE]The Celtics will be fine in the playoffs with a win in Miami or with a loss.  It looks like we will be healthy that is what counts most.
    Posted by concord27[/QUOTE]


    Yea Concord go ahead and lose games so you can get into your opponents head! Sounds like a cockamamie scheme to me. Yeah weasel your way thru the playoffs.  Thats your only shot!!! Doesnt suprise me coming from a Celtic fan!!
     
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    Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

    we had our slide time to take control of our destiny
     
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    Re: Actually it might suit us to lose in Miami

    no-one is going to underestimate us this time, not after last season.

    I want homecourt advantage against miami, lakers, OKC and dallas
     

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