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Celtics and Bucks Tied at 1

Celtics and Bucks Tied at 1

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The Boston Celtics handled their business in the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs by sweeping the Brooklyn Nets 4-0. But, the road does not get any easier for the Celtics as they now face the defending NBA Champions, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics gave their all in Game 1 on Sunday but fell to the defending champions 101-89, in a tough physical matchup that saw them lose defending Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart, who would miss Game 2.

The Celtics would rebound from that Game 1 loss and put on a defensive clinic against the defending Champs that saw them win Game 2 by a score of 109-86.

What will happen next as the series heads to Milwaukee Saturday afternoon? 

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Rayshawn Buchanan:

Hello welcome into missing the point I am Rashami candidate Joe with my guys to basketball crew on the road BK Bob Kelly and muddy Mike Mark Angelo. Fellas, how you doing? Hi steroids baby. Boom, what's going? Yeah, man, young man is basic.

Rob Kelly:

I'm fucking great. Like, like you said time series. And not only that, but the resiliency that this team showed to tie up this series and just absolutely, it wasn't even a game beginning to end like three minutes into that game, you knew what Celtics were showing up. So, I mean, I couldn't have been happier with before today. It was amazing.

Michael Marcangelo:

This will probably be a surprise to you all. I'm a little uneasy after game two, like it was. That was the best opening 24 minutes of an answer and a response I've ever seen out of the recent incarnation of the Celtics. But that third quarter scared the EverLiving shit out of me. And so the fourth, I mean, we will talk a little bit more about that, but I'm having a series is tied one one. If it was oh two, it would be over in my opinion. And now, I still think that the Celtics and Sixers is it's my prediction that I said, I'm standing by it, but there are some kinks in the armor.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, let's just say it here. Right. So obviously, we lead off with that obviously, something's one one on knives. 86 on Tuesday night, day lost game one one on one to 89 on Sunday. So Bobby, I'll start with you. But just what were your initial thoughts after game one and then just now obviously able to sit as being tired. You know, just what is what does change your mind method the game to be down?

Rob Kelly:

I mean, so what Mike Mike actually said this in a discord during the game is game ones just don't get along with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. I don't know. I don't know what it is, man. But, you know, I was a little worried after game one. But that just to see the response that they came out with, it just goes back to everything that we've been saying for the past three, four weeks as a culture in that building. It's just so different now, man, the team that I wanted them to be two years ago and I thought that they were seems like they are now I mean that that response is a don't get me wrong here is a championship response. You know what I mean? Like it to be dominated in that fashion and game? Well, because they were beginning to end they were dominated in game one. And then they came out and said, Fuck you. We're gonna dominate you in game two. And everything they did wrong. In that game. One they seem to correct until Mike said until that third quarter, but it's still I'm I'm not as worried about it. Just because I feel like they got into a time management mindset. And you could see even listen, when Stan van Gundy is pointing out that you're stagnant. And it's absolutely true, then it's definitely a thing that happened. So something needs to be corrected from that second half. But the response man that the response was next level for me. I love how they came out on fire like that. Jalen Brown was an absolute beast in that game now, like enough can't be said about Jalen, and his 30 points and 38 Min. What was he? I think he was like six of 10 from three in that game. He was awesome.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I mean, listen, Game One was, at the end of that game, I just said you can't you just can't rely on threes. Because the Milwaukee's game is to is to literally just flood the paint and make you kick it out and shoot. Right? They don't really defect. They don't even they give up threes because they don't want to defend a date and they don't have they don't run up against a lot of teams that will just shoot from three. Right? I think in the in game one, the Celtics won 18 to 50 from three, which is 36. You know, 36% not great. Not not really great. And I think what's most disheartening about that was that most of the threes that they missed were uncontested. Yeah, so it was just a bad shooting, right? I think DK said it best in our group chat like that has to be Jaylen Browns worst game ever, ever. Like he can never do that again. And he came back, he came out and game to firing. The biggest area of concern after game one that we can go to, we can talk about Game Two is it just felt like that the Celtics were getting dominated in the paint. But when you really think about it, that they only trailed the bucks by I think, what 14 points and total points in the paint after game one. So they only score 20 and Milwaukee only scored 34. So take that for what it is. I you just you have to push it, you have to give no Waukee a reason to to leave you open on the perimeter. And I think that they did that a lot in the beginning in the opening quarter or two quarters in game two. And you know the Celtics weren't they weren't missing. But when you look at a statline It's not often that you'll read a stat line of a team of the winning team that says that they went for it they went 20 of 43 from three and they were outscored in the page 54 to 24 That's scary

Rayshawn Buchanan:

well me it is scary because of who they have down here it's obviously Yan is you know Porter says can do his thing then there Lopez can do can do his thing you know to answer the question that I asked like you know my thoughts about the game one was okay we got punched in the mouth you got to respond and what's he gonna do to defend the champ so to think that you were going to sweep your way through or gentlemen your way through what was absurd is the playoffs are going to bring adversity that's what it's supposed to be so whether it's your own adversity because to injury and so happened market smart whether it's adversity from the on the team, and you know, to me game one was a perfect whirlwind for disaster right so you're just against the pain, you know, had 24 points 13 rebounds 12 assists. Jewel Holliday played above it usually wasn't wasn't Joe Holliday is a plus defender. He's a plus playmaker the knock on him for his whole career. So he came on to UCLA back in oh nine was he's hot and cold offensively had went off star gear when you might have been a couple times now but I remember listening to the North Star one time. Um, but you know, this is not the same drawl as it was in New Orleans or even his days in Philly. So, you know, offensively, you know, he can you know, he could be had. And that's what we saw happening again today that he went seven and 20 on the NIT points. So that's more of what I expect him to shoot 35% from the field night where he didn't gain more on you know, getting a steal for mark this morning and pull it up here three, are you fucking kidding me? Like, are you Steph Curry Shut up, like get to get out of here. Like that. That's not That's not realistic, you know, I'm saying so, um, they may have played their best game or one of their best games. And so they might have showed their head completely. You know, good. Once again, Game Two was a complete flip of what we saw game one, one on one at night and then without ever breaking it and getting to like, to me that's more closer to what we're going to see the rest of the series. I don't think we're not gonna see a 121 a 115. Landing with Middleton obviously on and then Mars smartlight. I think we just had a game like that. But we're not seeing a 121 to 115 type of game but I'm see appointed by Jaylen Brown, Bobby, I'm assuming primarily LeBron, right. For him to be there to go to reports came out after the you know, the game obviously started at seven, he was at 333 45 Just getting shots up and just was locked in. So obviously he cares about his performance, he knows that he owed the team, you know, a great performance to him. So for him to go 11 and 18. Overall, you know, for under score 70 In the first quarter. That's the set that's all like the game essentially was over in the first quarter. I don't share the same set of me as me being concerned. But having the third quarter like Milwaukee was going to make a run at some point like that's just what it is. Now. Even with that make it the run. They will still never up more than they will still never down. Morgan was still down for t 16. Even at making a run to say you know now I want to credit you but I don't want to credit you babies. I think it was a coach on old Minnesota coach they see Memphis going to 20 120 run no timeout don't timeouts like a default low no timeout. What are you doing? Like? Are you part of the Christmas Academy letting me know that what is going on?

Rob Kelly:

Isn't that the opposite?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

We have exactly Right exactly. Know what I say not knowing when to call someone eager and that's why we did it either way, it was the standard 1993 It was the same now it's 2022 Regardless, it may cease to get down to 16 you know Mike to his credit it says in the discord right timeout gotta regroup. And that's what they did they regroup and get a couple steals 10 minutes, a couple of threes or whatever. And you know, the rest is history. So you're gonna get laxly rip that big. That's just it playoff season doesn't matter. You shouldn't we know that does, especially with the issue of this team, you know, as I hit my mic, because I'm so excited. But it's just like, that's just what, that's what was going on. So they got the job done. And now we know we go to Milwaukee for game three, but especially our next question I want to ask Mike I'll start with you. So obviously the Jays were impressive. You know, Tim Brown gets 30 Kendrick is 2929 Even though a lot of that was late. So you know, we know what they bring to the table. But you know, really if you ask me the MVP of the game, really of the series hell even to the playoffs so far. Number 12 great web. So Mike, I'll start with you. But just you know Palace's defensive ability are really really his his three point shooting you know, change, you know, the game plan for the Celtics so far in the playoffs? Yeah, so

Michael Marcangelo:

if you were to tell me a year and a half ago, the Grant Williams is gonna be the reason or one of the players that shuts down and Kevin Durant and then Yanis in the playoffs I will look to you dead in the face said You are fucking ridiculous. Like that doesn't make any sense. I don't get it. And on the defensive front, I really still and this is my lack of basketball knowledge, I still can't quite comprehend how Grant Williams is doing what he's doing. I mean, I know that he has, he has a great wingspan. He's a he's playing way bigger than he is. It's just really hard for me to comprehend the fact that Grant Williams is doing this now in terms of the three point shooting. I mean, I was I was looking at some stats, do you know what his like where his hotspots are shooting threes. Usually the left corner is 42% from the right corner 46% From the left corner. Wow, that's Wow, that's on fucking believable. And so like, when I say, just didn't I track a little bit? When I say I was disappointed or like a little worried. It's because that run that Milwaukee made in the third quarter, in my opinion, was a self inflicted run by the Celtics. Milwaukee wasn't doing anything different than they were in the first in the second. Right. The Saudis just gave up just with just on the illusion that there were no that they were no longer going to penetrate, they were going to settle for threes. And that's what happened. But listen, man, you're telling me that if you're the coach of the Bucs, and you're going to allow three pointers, like that's fine. You're gonna let grant while you're standing either one of those quarters, you're gonna like you're going to get burned. He will hit. I mean, he'll hit four out of every 10 which is absolutely insane. It's I almost want to say that it's not sustainable. But we saw him do it for four games against Kevin Durant. And now with this four day layoff between game to game three, you know, eBay is a great end game adjuster, right? He does a great job. And he does. Also he's just a great coach, when it comes to making adjustments. Milwaukee's head guy he makes really good adjustments to I'm really interested to see what what they do in terms of get getting Yanis are just telling us, you're going to be one on one with him, and you can beat him and see what happens. But through two games. I mean, Grant Williams is absolutely tearing it up what he is 21 points in game two. I think he had he had eight points in in game one. But he was a plus, plus 22 yesterday. It's incredible.

Rob Kelly:

So so to backup exactly what you just said about Grant. She honest when defended by Grant Williams and game to 8.4 of 10 for field goals, a turnover, no fouls and six minutes of matchup time throughout the entire game. The bucks are seven of 16 Shooting verse grant and game two. And that was a team best 8.4% below expected per NBA tracking. Which means the shots that were getting put up against Greg Williams are shots that they normally hit. But this dude is just contesting everything. And, bro, what's crazy about it is with grant you can tell yawns doesn't want to drive on him man. He wants no part of Grant Williams in the paint for some reason, like I don't know what it was about Yiannis in that first half, but I've never seen that man shoot more jumpers in my entire life. Any game I've ever seen the honest walk, play. I've never seen a pull up for that many jumpers. The only time he started going downhill again is when they switch out to him. So I just think it's so key for grant to be there because it's the same thing that happened in game one. Yiannis wants to know part of it, man. He wants to know part of Grant Williams download and like you said, Dude, it is so unfathomable that this is the current Williams that we're watching now. I mean, listen to the stats. So game to 714 from the field 50%, six of nine from 360 6% from three point that's absurd. And that's so this is what's crazy, but the transformation to is this isn't who Greg Williams ever was. It's not like he was a three point shooter in college. So it's not like he was right. It's not like it's this is a whole new guy that we have come to love in Boston. And it's so crazy, because literally last year, I think us three spent 25 minutes in a segment about why this dude can't be on the team this year. And it's just, it's such a crazy turnaround, man. It's unbelievable. And he is 100% the most important person to this team moving forward right right for our success. If we're gonna make a deep run in this playoffs with who we're gonna have to play. He is the most important person on this team. But besides I mean, maybe besides the Jays, but the most important role player

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I have with him is smart and smart. You know, Tamir are interchangeable maybe one time or depending on the series, but you know, defer this to segment. This man was always 25 his rookie year three, or what? 25 I mean, he was she would lay me on the court at the YMCA she would like me to hit the ocean. He was next to it. That's how it was, you know, which is why I became a hell of a passer. One of them I used to play back in the day I was like I could pass up around all that but mass shooting to put me on the bench code can do.

Michael Marcangelo:

So what what happened right what I'm having with me

Rayshawn Buchanan:

they put me in a football in my life stage but I think with him you just need to be right. He, I mean, obviously it had to be something that they practiced obviously listen with Brad Stevens before, you know coming to me like that's what if you're a big you're expected to be able to shoot last why when he found out Horford from Atlanta, you know, back in 2016. He was just starting to get a game. You know, we talked about that with Jared on the sixth and seventh. But, um, you you cannot be in his offense, no matter who's the coach now, really in the NBA. If you cannot at least have the threat of shooting a mid range turrets or a three point shot. So, you know, he's 6667 ish, maybe. So I've seen him by he's been I've been lying next to him that I've been on the floor sometimes when I do security, like he's not and I say just cuz I'm I'm a big guy. So but he's not that big. He's not. He's really He's really not. So it's just like, you know, and once again, I get it. I know. It's all yourself. Yeah, I know. But Am I easy? He's not. So he's not a super big guy. Was it six six my house. Ours is logistics. 10 Robbers, logistics, nine types logistics, nine. taters logistics, nine 610. So, it's like, you know, they have lanes, you know, everywhere but no, but to his credit, man, listen, he realized that look, if I'm going to carve out a niche in this league, I have to defend at a high level. And I got to knock down Hakuna three. And the best part about this yo he's becoming a modern day Bruce Bowen. That's this that's what can beautiful. That's what was wrong was, you know, great. We didn't see it here in Boston. It's one of those I've run into they were the same number two was I ranked it above number 12. But it's just like that, to me is what he's had to become he had to become monitored was bowling. So that's the trajectory. I'm all for it. I am grateful that he's become that I feel bad that it couldn't be him and Romeo, that I was really a big Romeo guy. I thought that Romeo coming out of college was going to be the you know, the next guy that we could have on our bench that would perform but it didn't work out that way. But yeah, well Greer was man like I said which is wild to say but it is what it is. They would not be in the position they are to take a lead on a series and for him to guard to have the best players that is the normal procedure to get about we have to get about now. Yeah. In any anywhere in the world. Right. And and in any error light for him for Greg Williams that you know from Tennessee, you from North Carolina. It's it's a really have a hold on the series is just awesome. And I'm glad he's on our team. And I'm glad that you know that Danny and Brad and whoever powers may be Austin agent Mike Zirin, as they listen to us as a fan base because, right preach. There's a there's a few deals that you know fans wanted this. It's like yo, if that's happening, you're we're not seeing this run. And because we're impatient, but you know, go ahead,

Michael Marcangelo:

Mike, before we move on, like before we move on from Brett Williams, I just want to take you and everyone that's listening in and are watching this through this journey. Your rookie year, he shoots 2496 or three for 25% Three point percentage next year 48 of 129 for 37%. So that's a huge increase. He doubled the amount of threes he took this year. He went 158. And he shot 42%.

Rob Kelly:

So Mike were insanely we're literally on the same page row because I have the same thing pulled out except I just want to extend it out to college to college. I'm just going to sum up all three years 29% Over three years. And he attempted 103 threes over three years. And he attempted more than that this year.

Michael Marcangelo:

258 this year. He hit 106 this year

Rob Kelly:

so made more threes this year than he had his entire college career. Like he literally reinvented himself.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, I mean, I believe he was a player of the year down there too, which is why I'm in Tennessee, you know, but you know, you had Admiral Schofield, some of the guys on the team. I get it. So maybe that wasn't his role to shoot there. But listen, man, let's say I am glad to be in sets and look if you want to stay in Italy we will see on this team, you need to develop the shot. And once again once it was amazing that once the Jade's playmaking abilities started to really be on display play right is when great so golf you know, obviously there's something out there right if someone today came here like that's where you saw the whole team really feel invested. So um, once again, he's done a phenomenal job but I'm excited to see what he does.

Michael Marcangelo:

Real quick Ray you can bookmark this you can keep this for as I don't care how poor this age is. signed him now. Yeah, yeah. I don't know. I don't know what he's gonna max out at us. But if he If he gets any better next year, like he'll be shooting 45% from three, He's everything everything about his game is improving and now he's showing you that He can be a shutdown against to the greatest to the best players to ever play society.

Rob Kelly:

You know who he is remind me a lot of on the defensive side of the ball, and this is throwing it back a little bit. And this is not saying this person could ever hit a three but is Horace Grant. He he was such a difference maker on the defensive end, man and just he turned the tides of series. You know what I mean? You look at what he went from Chicago to our window and dome, and he literally brought that our window team to watch the demo, bro. That's what I mean. He's such a difference maker. That's literally what like every time I watch him on the defensive floor now I think Horace Grant man because like, like I said, Everyone is scared to go up and try and body this dude. And like Mike said, Dude, he's so crazy. Because he's not that big ie plays like he's seven to write he plays it's, it's insane, man, what he's done. And yeah, if you're gonna, if you're gonna move on from it, that's me. I don't know what else to say about him. Because like, we could rave about Grant Williams all night long. And what he's turned into man, it's amazing. Right? So

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I mean, I want to speak to the player that he's been guarding right, because obviously it is two teams in the series. It's not just the Celtics. So obviously, you got a shot and under 25 and game one, you know, their stat lab was a Whoa, it was tended to be better in nutriment. But we had 20. And then the seven, even though we've shot towards hold and the first and the first half. So you know, Bobby, I'll start with you. Just are we due to see a youngest breakout performance? And if not, why do you think that it may not happen?

Rob Kelly:

So I'm just gonna go back to our first series Mater. And I don't mean to keep drawing these parallels, but this is what we said about KD G's do. He's dude, he's got to drop 50 He's got to drop 50 or taptic. And he didn't have his game until it was too late and we had already eliminated them. I truly think that if the Bucs are going to have success against us, it's going to be because of their roleplayers and that's what happened in game one. You saw Grayson own killed us. Drew Holliday killed us. He honest was being honest. But he wasn't the dominant Goddess that we've seen throughout the years and I just think it's it's it's so telling. So the one possession to me that says I don't know if he's gonna have that Breakout game. Bro Payton Pritchard forced this man out on the baseline. Payton Pritchard bodied Yiannis out of bounds that that just shows you the mindset

Rayshawn Buchanan:

that that was a foul, but I was happy to do today.

Rob Kelly:

You can't listen. You can't call put on your wrist.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I feel it. I feel. I feel like I thought it was a foul. But I saw it for where I was standing. I was like, oh, oh, he said he'd certainly done him out of bounds, which was fine. I'm not mad at it.

Rob Kelly:

Bro, that's that's a box. That's that's where my head keeps going is we are fearless. We don't care. If you're goddess. We don't care if you're Kevin Durant, we can switch anyone onto you. And we're gonna be able to at least force you into a Top Shot, or you may score. But it ain't gonna be easy. And that's just the MO that I see continuing through. Yes, Yiannis could have 100% He could drop 40. But I guarantee you to be the hardest 40 points he's ever scored in this entire life.

Michael Marcangelo:

And also, Middleton isn't there to to drop his consistent 22 I should put you in a position to win again. But if it's I'm not going to be negative, I promise. But we can all agree that this series is different as Middleton This is fine. Absolutely. Yeah. That's all so my. I just Yes, I think if he goes 11 for 27, you know, consistently. That's not bad, right? But you can't start off one of nine or whatever. However, piss poor. He started off in that game. I think. I don't think he's a front runner. But I do think he, like most athletes, he requires a little bit of momentum. And if you throw him off early, the the entire team doesn't know what to do because their offense runs as it should through him. And when he's missing shots that he's usually making, or he's not even attempting the shots that he normally would because of what effort mythical powers Grant Williams has over him, then it throws them all through a loop. I don't think you're I mean, I think you're probably going to see more of statline like a 35 point average throughout the throughout the series. But I think the honest average What 31 points for again this year, but against the Celtics he averaged 28. So what we saw Game Two is right on average. It was it was an ugly 20

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Why Well, let me say what you might because obviously, you know, Milwaukee's lineup is a big holiday. Wes Matthews, yawn is quarters in and out Brook Lopez so During the state the double big lineup, so resident wishes Portis and Lopez do stay, they could survive this year, we keep playing those two guys at a high level basically playing them, you know, 25 to 30 minutes a game, you have to take us about the serious planning of guys coming in minutes.

Michael Marcangelo:

So my answer to that is I actually think that you need porters to do more. Because I don't think you know, I think Lopez at this point in time in his career, he's giving you the best kind of minutes that he can and he's giving you a pretty good amount of offensive production. Now the game to two points. Not great, right. But you need one of them to step up. And I would say that, you know, the plot now you can't really go by like plus minuses and in basketball, but Porter should be your guy. I mean, because Lopez is a so far in the series. Lopez is a minus 28. So Portis, I think that's the horse that you need to bet on. But what can they do? I mean, I don't know he was five of seven from he was five, seven from the field, three or three from the free throw line. If he takes 14, like seven more shots, is he still 10 of 14? You need him to be like you need him to be better than he has been all year. If everything goes the way that it did in game two. Yeah.

Rob Kelly:

See, I think the key is the role players made I said this before. And that's because in game one, what you saw was we collapsed it on the honest every time that dude brought it into the paint. He had two three guys on and we left dudes open it from that three point range. I can't tell you how many open threes. Like you said, Drew had or you know Grayson had in that game one. And the descriptors changed in game two, I don't know if it was because of, you know, the grant confidence factor on Yiannis or just the fact that Yanis was pulling up and shooting jump shots for some godforsaken reason. But I think it is something that you know, without those roleplayers I don't think they can stand a chance man because so you think about I don't mean to keep praying this back the honest but obviously the bucks. Are you honest. So this dude when he is all right, he isn't going 11 of 27 from the field, he isn't shooting 36 He's shooting 80% from the field, he's shooting 70% from the field, that's the kind of guy you got. This is where he scores, you know, 3540 points, and he's 18 of 24 for Nuffield or something insane like that, because that's the kind of guy he is he goes to the hole he slams it on you he's just an athletic freak. So the fact that you know I feel like it was an adjustment like we said that AMI made that we stopped collapsing in on him and just tried bodying him out of that pain that's when you see that success that like he's either pulling up for jumpers or he's passing it out to his route to go one of six from three or you know Portis to miss all his threes that game so it's all reliant on in my opinion if we can body honest one on one man, and you know what I mean? Like that was the key to that game to start I think and you saw it and you honest man, like I just keep going back to it. I have never seen Jana shoot so many jumpers. Have you? Have you ever seen that happen?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

So probably the first time they faced him in the playoffs that 2017 2018 year, when more people coming in as a seventh seen if we were to they he didn't eat it. He didn't know he couldn't he didn't figure it out.

Rob Kelly:

It was middle. He wasn't Yanis Yeah,

Rayshawn Buchanan:

he wasn't. He was he was still I think he won most improved player they were not mistaking. But it was Middleton that was given us buckets as if they had stayed that way if there was this career thus far, but I think that's probably the last time that was and obviously you know, that was a young hospital. So they say we're going to take them in second year Brown. And so it loses a lot of stuff, figuring stuff out really on the fly. And so we're really very serious and more stubborn as well. So I expect to hear but we'll get into that, you know shortly but you know, they had to answer the question about Portis and Lopez. I think that

Rob Kelly:

those question was, yeah, no, it's

Rayshawn Buchanan:

fine. It's fine. It's fine. It's fine. Yeah. I feel like you guys were a lot more diplomatic than I'm gonna be. Was because you know more than I do for Lopez gotta sit his ass on the bench. I'm sorry.

Rob Kelly:

He was garbage man. He was garbage

Rayshawn Buchanan:

when you run a picker roller him every single time. Yeah, he can't run his assets to the ground. That's simple. Make him unplayable. That's just you got to be clear his poor innocence is as nimble enough to kind of still move around and, you know, but run the picker roll every single time. Make his ass unplayable, just like you did to Andre Drummond. Now, Brandy, he shoes better than Andre Drummond. So that's why You know, he's out there as a force base. We have seven too. But this is not the number 10 Pick that you got from Stanford in 2008. He's got that same die. That's the same guy that was dominating in Brooklyn. That was a two time also over there. It's not that same guy. He once again, they have made him into this real protector, you know, Sivan because he's on a championship team, but he's still a guy that's not, he's still a guy that that does very slow. It's very, very true, like on the floor. So personally, send me this type of series. And once again, I hope that no one from over there listening to this part. I would actually put such a block out there. Just just say that to me. You wouldn't start put so it'd be holiday. Wes Matthews. You know, Jana said obviously it's a big surge of porters. And in concert surge is gonna bring Horford out, he's gonna bring in it. It's more reasonable for his rom to be on one of those guys. And he can't be the roamer. That's what yachters will get his 40 Because he had the pace wide open. That's when that happens. Then your K begin. It's like, oh, I'm kicking over to Grayson on kicking over to whoever, like that's when that's when they start to pile on. They run guys out the building. So but yeah, to me, I said Porter's a little pest to me. I was actually surprised when I saw my way just the starting lineup, but you really, really run with this. And listen, I'm sorry. This is an I don't mean to be disrespectful. We're not telling you. You're not telling me that Wes Matthews is so as to look through our cheeky tributary to read 2022 No fucking way bro. Like Jaylen brown torch has asked every single time you on the floor. There is no there's no way this is not Portland West Matthews. This is like no no

Rob Kelly:

no, this is not $74 million contract with Matt No, no. Okay.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

No way, bro. No way. I'm sorry. Like, if people try just oh, he's like, no, no, he was logged on in Portland. Don't get me wrong. He had a very good career of whirlen very good pro player. You're not telling me that you're depending on him for shutdown. So well. Agent Belk. Listen man Jaylen Brown and you started in the game too. When you get there Saturday afternoon Jaylen Brown. Work his as all night long. He cannot guard him. Grayson Allen cannot garden Pat Connaughton. I nourish it. Guide Joe. He cannot bear Jaylen brown that I'm sorry. and he damn sure can't guard Tatum. That's Juju holiday can do garbles drew holiday is a phenomenal defender. But the month boys I just mentioned how no to work them, which is why they funnel everyone to the paint because they know they got some weak as defenders there. That's why but that to me, was the I need me to get that point them about it. But I'm telling y'all, bro Lopez, you have to make him more playable. You have to. Um, but the way he could I know we talked about the three point shot. The only way he had a 50 game 120 A 43 a game two so that you know it's a 50 36% 40 was 47% in game 230 6% Is league average. So it wasn't like, right? Oh, they go 20 to 50. Guess what? That's 40%. So it wants to get they it was a whirlwind. It was they got punched in the mouth. And then on top of that, I think the staff foster thing mattered. It was it for those that listened to those users who played this it was it's about blaming the rep. Whenever we're fat when people know, the fact that fans are clutched the wolf forget about just in Boston or New York, or method fairs across the world or the NBA world know Scott foster by name, but he had his over for dinner with his family. That's a problem. Yeah, he's known as the standard. That's a problem. So in my mind, I say you know what, look, we're gonna start him now. You know, get all the calls there. And once again, they couldn't get it out of their heads while said, you know, Tatum was upset. Jaylen Brown was upset or whatever, obviously, you know, Mark smart was happy with the so there was just a bunch of things that would that went whatever could go wrong in that case, did go wrong again, one that they've righted the ship, obviously, in game two. So that's my last point on that. So I want to get back to our stars, right, we've given a good amount of credit to the Milwaukee side, but obviously, you know, everything most of what we do starts with Jason and Jalen, so obviously, it could by position I point that I'm putting out for season one. The biggest thing, the biggest thing, right, exactly, what more could they get fucked, but let's go Let's go baby. You know, the biggest thing is that they combined for 12 assists, right? So y'all just had 12 assists in game one, and it dropped down to seven. Right. So when you're getting other people involved, obviously, that's what opens up the offense, whether you drive into the whole driveway kick. So with them combining for 59 points in game one, Joe Biden for 12 says, you know, Mike, white, what kind of numbers have you looked at like from both of them going forward? What is your expectation? Going into to game three on Saturday?

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, so I think for the barometer to the Celtics to be successful it is it goes through those two, and I think you're 100% Spot on. I think if you walk up if you walk out of the game, and after game three, we see that Jayson and Jaylen accounted for 57 points. And I think the number is still 12 Plus assists, then it's good. I would pick the Celtics to win that game. Because what makes my biggest complaint you can go back and you can listen to every show that I showed all over the Celtics and said Trey Jayson Tatum. Could I said that, right? I'd rather keep Jaylen Brown. I said it I own it. I was wrong. Great. That my biggest complaint was is that they were redundant. They both did the same things. And neither of them did anything different. Now we've seen Jason, take this next step. And as Bobby, you know, you know, kind of prophesize six months ago, but this ascension where he is becoming more of a superstar and it's not just because he's making more shots, because he's making shots better for others around him. And he needs to continue to do that. I think Jaylen struggles ball handling. I think Jayson Tatum does things in his sleep that Jaylen Brown works his ass off to do. So there's just more God given talent. And in terms of a ball head. You see it every time that Jaylen gets pressured when it when he's crossing halfcourt. He always fumbles the ball. Right. So I think that it goes through Marcus that goes through Jaylen and our Jayson and then it goes, then it goes to Jaylen Brown. But those two need to account for anywhere between 55 to 65 points for a win I'll get to my biggest area of concern after but that's how I feel about those two. Yes, I was wrong. I know.

Rob Kelly:

A love to hear that. They just especially about these two guys, man because you guys both know I've had a soft spot for both of these since the day they came into boss I would say a wet spot, a wet 100% a wet spot because these two are maybe the two most basketball gifted players that we've seen in Boston are longtime man when it comes to Joe and Mike. I couldn't agree more with his ball handling. Man, I swear to God, if I see Jaylen Brown, turn the ball over one more time. Bring the ball up the court, I'm gonna flip my shit. But that's the only complaint I have about anything that he's done throughout this playoff series man. He's turned into a more consistent, he turned into what Jeff Green was supposed to be from day one. You know what I mean? Like he's so athletic. He gets to the hoop. And he actually has a consistent jumper now which is something that Jeff Green never got to so that's where I think he's at now is like what we thought Jeff Green was gonna be when he got drafted. I thought Jaylen is now man. And Jayson Tatum is just broke bonafide superstar this part you know what I mean? Like he's what I thought he was gonna be man. Exactly what you said

Michael Marcangelo:

you were writing Bobby We you know I

Rob Kelly:

mean, we'll just say what you want to say it again.

Michael Marcangelo:

You're just fighting 18 different ways to fucking say

Rayshawn Buchanan:

no, but that just read it out. That was really good. Yeah. But I was like, wow, yeah, no, yeah. Wow. Wow.

Rob Kelly:

Because Because you remember how good he was supposed to be man in jail. Jaylen was never had that ceiling that we thought he had man and he's taken his game to a different level. And it honestly I think it's because of Tatum. I think it's because of this next step that Jaylen that Jayson took that Jaylen is like, okay, now I gotta step my shit up. Because listen, I was the complete opposite of you. Mike is two years ago. I was calling for Jaylen to ask man, I did not like Jaylen Brown. I didn't like the way he played basketball because he reminded me so much of Jeff Green. And he reminded I thought he was going down that same path. But he took a turn man. And just to see the guy that he's turned into with that Killer Instinct alongside Jayson Tatum. I just think the sky's the limit with these two men and and to win this series. I think they need probably I think you're right between 50 and 60 points a game and of these dudes are setting up. Grant Williams with those open threes setting up Payton Pritchard with those open threes. It's gotta be tough for Milwaukee to beat us.

Michael Marcangelo:

I mean, real quick, right as to your point, because I don't want to cut you off and I want to hear what I want to hear. We have to say about this. The Celtics had 28 assists in game two, those two accounted for 50% of them. That's what you need to do.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, I mean, that's the key though. Like in some way. It's a three for three on which you might date they need to score 250 to 60 points. I mean, I'm greedy on what 60 to 70 but that's that's a little that's a little too high. Well, I may actually I think, like we talked about Yara is going to do Tatum's due to 10 M is due for a 40 piece. All you know 40 piece when dinner all at all flats. You know lemon lemon pepper seasoning, you know was a phrase on the sidelines it is

Rob Kelly:

at the mac and cheese.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Cheese There you go. So yeah, you know and and a Pepsi. It is time. It is time to see the point. Yeah, all that wants to stand out want to dribble with the sidestep. You know for three and you hit my brain bank chases Tatum doesn't again, timeout Milwaukee like, I want to hear that constantly. These These next couple of nights so that desperately that that's what needed but the key thing is the SDSS. So if you limit your success and if you limit you know, in fancy from walking you'd limit what's enemy Brown and doing a play making the you know, you got a shot, but you know, I couldn't leave that Joe Green Jaylen brown comparison alone like as soon as you said I was just like, oh my god, like I have to do the rabbit hole and go back into that remember that game definitely had against my you know my NBA one like 20 the road that moment and he went a quarter every brown bananas on auto did double Yeah, that was the following year. The game did a game where I remember that. But I Miami was on the day day that funny. Ironically, Milwaukee had had the streak for 33 wins in a row will point anyways Jeff Green and went crazy had 40 on LeBron was gonna do it. We're doing whatever. But the biggest difference and I know you said about you know, Jilla brow ceiling has has risen and it's true. Jeff Green was always comfortable being really good. Right? He would have you would give me 43 One night, next night. 16 points five or 20 centerfield. And it's like, oh, like this, the same guy that was out here dumped in and jumping over people like, but that's just what it was right? Even Oklahoma City, right. So that's just how he's supposed to play Jilla brathay cares about his performance as you saw, you know, to be as poor as he was, again, want to say, You know what, I'm coming to the gym early. And I'm just gonna, I'm gonna make sure that I've done I'm ready for my teammates, for myself and for the city. Like that is the mental white, obviously, once again, all these athletes in the NBA great so we can Joe control on every athlete in the NBA is phenomenal. But it's the mental that separates from good to great. And I think now, they were very good undergrad, right? Very good. Once again, 5500 753 and 2940 4724, whatever the next year, and last in a cover song was like very good. So now you can get a disciple of a pop. So now we're going from good, we're okay. Get your skills again. You buy now, with ticket to the game. It's okay. You know what if I'm drawn to and I see okay, if I'm at the top of the key, and I see Derek right in the corner, and his man comes to me and Derrick White cuts his okay certainly off to white get a layup or just whatever it may or set the picker get get somebody to pick a roll. Oh robbers, man is coming up to me. Okay, let me let me go to labo. But it's up to Roy Williams get it easy basket. So that's the next level we're thinking through on the game. And that's what now is separating the Jaylen Browns from a gem green Tatum for whatever came before him. So it's beautiful. To see, I have one more thing I wanted to touch on. But I just

Michael Marcangelo:

I can never articulated as intelligently as you just did. But as someone without going into all the game stats and the mindset, I think that there is something different that I think that the Jeff Green comparison is like literally spot on. But there's something to be said about the fact that Jeff Green when he was drafted was coming in as the new kid like to replace somebody or maybe he would be anointed. And then his second incarnation when he's on the team, like there was it was Paul, it was Ray, it was kg. He was never going to be that. So he could just be good. Jaylen should and I was wondering if he did I always thought he would have won. But he had feels like he does now. They drafted him. And then the very next year, they'd pick someone who does exactly what he does, but it better. So he should have that chip on his shoulder. And I think what we've what we're finally seeing now. Yeah, he's gonna work harder to do it. But he couldn't be. He's not he may be a top 10 NBA player of all time, which you know, maybe Jayson Tatum will be. But if he's top 25, then that's incredible for what he had to overcome to get there. Yeah,

Rob Kelly:

he's, he's our Pippen, man. You know what I mean? Like you. I'm not comparing us to the bulls dynasty. I don't take that and run away with it. But I'm just saying like, he is our second year I could see you like, just fucking, I was ready to fucking bite it.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Antoine for writing. He's

Rob Kelly:

our Antoine. Right.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

It's okay. That's okay to say that. So,

Rob Kelly:

I think what really solidifies How amazing. Jaylen is. Okay, is. I know, you're gonna talk about Derrick white in a second. I have a thing about Derrick white Rayshawn. That dunk over yonder. This man was just another level man. He got fouled. For the record. He also got fouled on the dunk, and they didn't call it so he had an N one pianist hanging on his arm, and he slam that shit hold on him. Okay, so it's just a different attitude than Jeff Green ever had. And it's, it's amazing to see. It's just awesome to see what he's actually turned into. Right now

Rayshawn Buchanan:

for sure. Let's get back to the current roster. So well. Welcome to the Jeff Green. I'm your host for the evening. But no,

Rob Kelly:

no. No, it's good for Jeff Green reference.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, no, no, no, I said that. I hope that we used that when we when we put it out there but no so Derrick white, obviously so obviously Terry White filled in from Barbara smart last night didn't score but have four rebounds have five assists and 28 minutes I believe so Bobby, I'll start with you just what? What was your What was your thoughts about him starting for Marcus smart but just how did you think he did last night and his absence? was uh, I

Rob Kelly:

don't know if I'm gonna be honest I went here but I have come to hate Derrick white. I hate when he's on the floor. I hate when he has the ball in his hands. I hate when he puts up a shot. I've never been more uncomfortable with someone at the rim shooting a layup than I am with Derrick white. This man misses so many layups, it is absurd. He gives you the intangibles, so give you that He gives you. You know those defensive minutes he gives you the extra pieces that you need or the extra extra things that you need on the floor. And but I just can't deal with him offensively anymore. I can't do it to listen, I'll say this. You guys know I'm a preacher fan. So this may come with a grain of salt. But I am so much more comfortable. With Tatum bringing up the ball in Prichard as our secondary guard than I am with Derrick white on the floor is our primary ball handler. I can't do it anymore. Man. I went on the derrick white experiment. Okay. I think that the trade was very vital to the mindset and what we brought to the table for the rest of the season. I think getting those guys out and bringing dark white in shorting rotation, the whole thing was very vital to the run that we've made and where we are right now. But I can't do with I can't do with a guy that has 20 minutes over six in the field over four from three and a game. I'm sorry, I can't do it. And I don't like us. I don't know if I'm gonna be on an island here. But like, I just can't deal with those empty offensive possessions from him anymore. Those layups that you see, and you're like, bro, here we go. I can't do it anymore. I'm out on Derrick white. I know he's gonna play key piece and he's gonna have a big game and I'm gonna end up eating these words later. I know that for a fact. But at this time, I'm I'm done with our bite offensively. If you want to sub him out every defensive possession, that's fine. But I think he's inept offensively at this point, man, I can't do.

Michael Marcangelo:

I mean, for those of you listening, if we're down on the player, like you can call a stupid, but you should probably bet the over on that player in two years, because that's what's gonna happen with without having to like, just bet it now. I just can't, you know, it's like the exact opposite of Grant Williams. How do you go from shooting 42% from the sealed in the regular season to shooting 28% in the playoffs? How does that happen? To Bobby's point, I think he articulated it perfectly. So I'm not gonna spend too much time on it. I have about as much confidence Derrick white making a shot as he does. And it's visible that he has no confidence in anything that he's doing offensively. So if he's going to contribute, and if you think that he's that he is contributing fine. Yeah, he played vital minutes. He's playing vital minutes. He's not a liability defensively. Sure. But if it's if you're down one and the file two minutes over the fourth quarter, we better not see him on the court.

Rob Kelly:

Yeah, he does that or not beyond that. Because then he's alive.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, I was hoping that, you know, you guys went that route. I was hoping on. I almost expected it. Honestly, when I thought about it. Thanks for when you help hold your holiday to seven. It's one new shooting. You still find a way to get five assists. Now. Yes. offensively. Yeah, he's he's been in a rut for a while. Obviously. I just see a stat earlier that he did no good. 25 is seven. Said it says he's been here. Um, and remember when he first got here back in February, that new lineup, they were doing what it was, it was smart. Rob, Derek white, Tatum and brown. They would shut it folks down immediately when he got here. So I think defensively he fits the bill, you know, 10 out of 10 times. And

Rob Kelly:

that's good. I don't mean to cut you off. But that's exactly what I mean, when I say like he was so vital to the team that we turned into and who we are right now. But oh, man, I just keep going. Yeah, I don't

Rayshawn Buchanan:

know. I guess you had your turn to go off. I gotcha. I'll bring it home. No, you're good site weight classes. This session. We haven't used that one in a while. But no, listen, I understand the frustration, offensively that I'm not here to be healed. I'm not here to be the bearer of good news when it comes to that, right. That's ridiculous. What we've talked about. There's more to the game than what you see on a fantasy. It's not a coincidence that the ball movement looked a little different with him out there. Now once again, we spoke with some market smarts. As a player we're going to share what when Derrick white got traded. The first thing that people spoke about, it was necessarily offensive wasn't a defense. It was like he makes quick decisions. So when he gets the ball up the court, it's Oh, Tatum per browser, that'd be cool. I'm making that bounce pass or we see pressure of warfare fill in the corners, as you suppose doing a fast break. He fires them one by one. And that was it. It makes it missed a shot wherever that's up to as hard as they have control. But that's what he's doing. Now. I want to touch on the offense a little bit because obviously we know where he came from. He came out of San Antonio under pop, obviously, he may have coached him over there for a while as well. He has a 20 Parker, Florida in his game I know that I've seen I've seen them to San Antonio, I seen him dunk on Paul Millsap in a playoff game when he had 36 A few years ago, he could show up in these moments, I've seen it, but he's got to get back to believing he could dominate in this moment. That's the biggest thing. So what do you say to myself is there and I want and once again, we, you know, this is where, you know, the three of us know, you know, Celtics, we can go back on Archives, I'm going to the archives to remember Oh, 920 10 we trade for this little guy named Nate Robinson. Right. Got it from New York. And he was like, man, you know, he's struggling. He's just not doing that. And what a dog groomers do, who came up to the podium and said, Nate Robinson is gonna win us the game. And that game two against Orlando that year in the conference finals, where they run over guy and foul trouble. Never obviously goes for 13 In our second quarter, which is the game

Rob Kelly:

Donkey game district

Rayshawn Buchanan:

for 2010 finals to hit him and big baby go crazy. So Jerry, I say that to say in 2022 weathers this series will they advanced Derek Wiseman with a reason why they win the game that is it game or even a series it's gonna happen? Um, we can I just think that he's that good of a player. So once again, people have slumps. Hell, we talked we did a show on no come out in the future talk about some more reality like reality had his movies when he when he has slept like that's going to happen. But as long as he's not a lender, the living in effect, what else happens on the port that matters, and it his mindset to the game is always okay, I'm not making a shot, but I'm going to make the bypass, I'm going to be the passing lane. I'm going to get to still have we need to I'm gonna I'm gonna guard the best player on the team, if I need some. So that goes intangibles is what makes us work. That alone makes it worth it alone, right. But we want him obviously to get to get to 1330 points a game, I get that I bet that's just average for the year, you want him to get to 30 to 50 points, I totally get that if I'm in pain. I'm saying to him, Look, you've got to give back to that foot again, because he can start getting that floater. That's when there's like the cavemen you could kick out or they'll back off of him. He just hit the three. And what do you know now they're saying, all right now there's always going on to the Eastern Conference Finals, and bring on whoever at that moment, in my opinion.

Michael Marcangelo:

Listen, now that you're throwing your microphone at me.

Rob Kelly:

No one gets excited when he when he throws a couple jabs at his microphone. Yeah,

Michael Marcangelo:

listen, I don't need him to put up to even to put up 12 points again. I don't need that. What I don't I don't think that you really I mean, if he's starting Yes, sure. But in the role that he was in last night, he wasn't like he was good defensively, but it wasn't Rondo, good defensively. Right like a when he wasn't Rondo assists, leading three of his five assists. Were to Jaylen brown in the first quarter, and Jaylen Brown wasn't missing any shots. Like if you could pass the ball he was gonna make it doesn't matter who's covering him. He's gonna make those shots. He we just talked about that. But if you remove if you remove weight from the equation, Boston shot 51% from the field last night. Wait, he brought your team down? offensively? He wasn't but he wasn't a liability defense. I get it. I would just say Do you think my question to you right, if you gave Payton Pritchard 20 minutes last night, and you gave Derrick white 24 So you just flip flop them is the outcome of that game any different? So knowing what you know, defensively, everything they

Rayshawn Buchanan:

say, Well, let me make this clear. Pay attention to the senator during winter. So I thought we can we can say whatever we want to use a different way. But so let me let me put that disclaimer up there. First and foremost, now offensively. No, of course. I think if he gets hot, that is a different ballgame. However, we saw in game one though, with a pretty good shirt. He gets shot happy, and he seems he has no business fucking shooting. Sorry, Bobby, but it's the truth is that off the ball three, it's like, what are you doing? Uh, why do you keep pulling up? 35 feet at times?

Rob Kelly:

Are gonna judge me real quick. Yeah, that

Rayshawn Buchanan:

that drives me insane about him. So it's like, whoa, bro. Don't once again when he went like late last night when they swing once swing twice. And he's opening the corner at the top of the key 70% That's gonna just gonna go into the paper because he's there. He hit his hands. It's ready. He's gonna shoot it make it but when he's trying to get into his bag, and then he's waiting for the pic to come. And he shoots it off the dribble. No, I don't want that. Any guesses? My side row. You're not back to Eugene, Oregon, bro. You're not there. You're not kidding.

Rob Kelly:

So Sean The NBA Yeah

Rayshawn Buchanan:

you can't you can't do that so it just depends on the night that you're getting but there's a reason why they started doing white it wasn't like oh he's you know he's not they put you like pay approaches better off the bench right now it just seems a game I'm sure they find a way to approach it but that wasn't the case. They knew defensively they needed to do something with you holiday because he was a problem for them in game one and to be honest with you holiday would have abused paying for ship he would have and we might be looking at this exhibit. We might have been in that sit here bitching about being down to Oh, and then you know might send it with a smile saying I told you so. So that's we avoided that last night so I'll definitely that I'm playing

Rob Kelly:

yeah that was I couldn't so we can we move on from this after this but I couldn't agree more with that is like was i Well, Payton Pritchard, man I do. But when I'll never I message into the group like Woody more Peyton unless Derek white. In for rest of that game. We got more Peyton unless Derek white and it was the worst possible scenario for us because it was just Derrick White played good in the second half. And Payton Pritchard was awful. So it really does depend on which Payton Pritchard you're getting and I couldn't agree more than he thinks he can create his own shot at this point. You think she's in Eugene, Oregon sometimes? And he's not her? Yeah.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Perfect. And he's not there yet. Like it. If you want to watch a great performance off the bench. Watch. This is like late in his career. Watch the video game six who had the three? He go He's hit. He gets seven threes off the bench. It might be six. Either way. He didn't miss. I guess Dallas. I'm going to Western finals. And they went to five. So if we get that, hey, I'm clapping Bravo. Would have world champions. He's not there yet. Right? Not there. So don't do it. And that's not the case. So yeah, once again, I can't believe I pulled it out of it. But anyways, but that's just that's the first thing I thought of him said I'm just like that. He's not there yet. So we want him to be there. What was it this baby steps to get there? And

Rob Kelly:

sinister Rookie of the Year paper.

Michael Marcangelo:

That's the real VK is our OTY Ya know, guys, yeah, right. Forever.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Forever forever. My Ruby, right? It's AFC, isn't it from Oregon? The Rookie of the Year? Hey. Are you kidding me? Oh, man. That's great. That's funny. Before before we go into any other tangents obviously, obviously this weekend. We have a foreign this on a Wednesday night. So obviously the next game besides a Saturday and then game four. As on Monday, so when next time we come back, and we're like, you know, chips should probably be after game four. So you know, Bobby, I'll start with you. But what is your prediction for? After game three? And game four? What did we come back to Boston? Game five? Looking at? What are we looking at them?

Rob Kelly:

Which I would love to come back up three? Two, I do think winning two out of three, Milwaukee is a very, very tall task.

Michael Marcangelo:

Oh, is it 2321111?

Rob Kelly:

I'm still in the early 2000s. My bad. Right? No. So was I think a two two is the best case scenario. I don't think we're gonna be up three wireless. I have confidence in this team. But I think taking Bolton Milwaukee's going to be a very tough task with his team. And I just like, like we said, if they went down to nothing, it would be a whole different discussion. But go into the walkie one one and having the chance to come back tied to Boston and put them on the ropes. Going back to Milwaukee is best case scenario at this point. I don't think there's a world where we don't take one because I'm gonna say the same thing I said in Brooklyn, bro, from top to bottom. We are just a better team. You know what I mean? Like the guys that we have coming in to fill those role pieces. And to fill that 789 or 6789 are so much better than the rest of their events. I just think we're a better team. If we play like we can. We should absolutely at least at the very least split in Milwaukee. If we don't, we're going to be coming back here next week talking about the gaps and the negatives of this team because that's what's going to rear its ugly head. If we play our game. And we play the basketball that this team is actually capable of playing and not giving up those open threes and not missing our switches and all that stuff we talk about then there's no doubt in my mind, we come back at least two to two.

Michael Marcangelo:

So mine's actually pretty simple. I think if you win the turnover battle, and if you cute Point disparity to within 10 points between points in the paint, you come back through one. But you if you turn the ball over less, and you do not only score 24 points in the paint and they score 54 You put yourself in a position where you know that shoot lights up from three. And you wish you should win that game. I, I think I think the series is, like I said, se six, right? Is that what I said? Yeah, yeah. So I think it comes back to two. But I did I do think I think that the chances are better than this comes back three, one Celtics, and then it comes back three, one Milwaukee because I love to hear that from it. I love it. Because I do think that the third quarter of game two really, really concerned me because it was self inflicted. I don't think Milwaukee did anything different. I don't think they scared me at all. If you just score 3035 points in the paint and you don't turn the ball over 18 times. You should win the game. Okay, I

Rob Kelly:

have a follow up question. So where do those paint points come from? It is my only question because I just I don't listen, I love Rob Williams fan. I do. And I think he has been so vital to who we are. But he's off he is and it's so clear to see. So I thought Yeah, the duck was great. But he just he's not he's obviously not every 8% is better than most. That's a fact. Listen, that's a fact. But where are those point paints calling from because paints down low. Robert Williams may not be scoring this points down low. So where are they coming from? I

Michael Marcangelo:

feel like I can answer this question right because it's one of the only basketball questions I feel like I can answer. If you just look at the disparity over the last over the first few games of the series, the Celtics have dominated points off turnovers and in game one and only has only had eight fast break points. So you have to run but you have to get out there and run. If you get more points in the paint. They should be on the fast break especially if Jayson Tatum is causing Six turnovers again and Jaylen can cause for more if you force them to turn the ball over 18 times in the game can you please if you score 24 points off turnovers control the be in the paint because then then you're now you're cooking with gas good right sorry yeah,

Rayshawn Buchanan:

no I mean that's one way that's not the route that I was thinking of but that's probably more suited to what I'm going to say in his rhythm status because the player I'm about to bring up you know obviously he's he's hated here now forever but when Kyrie was here there was a high load they used to run with him and now we're for that a day but the display ensemble used to work like gold basically give us our for our left we were right blocked at the spin over his left or right shoulder and it was money then every time he like that really this whole career um, I just think now that obviously having a bigger lineup i think you still let him get into paint and have him go towards into either shoot or or have we have him dump it off. So Rob woodworkers cutting and then you score if you give the extra pass underneath and maybe give a quick puffy cut that's still the best month of basketball people who already already got all these you got all stuff in his bag. The best move in basketball still is the pump fake. He drains every time every time he does either either you let him come down hard even he fouled or you know you let him slide get the basket so that to me is just a simple but yes mice boy was better than mine you've run run one run and you know once again every make your way UPS yeah and it just makes them make the layup so that's just how it has to go. So um, but you know, I'm going to have to give you two predictions that will close with this so I have self as a seven so I to me I did that kind of backwards but I think game three I think the walking goes off on this honestly I've been walking once game three and then we figure out to figure it out and game four find a way to win game five so on and so forth. But we'll get to that we'll get there so I'll be coming back to Boston next week. You know tied to mailing should I think this series is going to seven mainly because the NBA I think wants to see it go seven and as a fan. I didn't please to say go sup maybe extra money in my pocket more. Just so you know. So either way he's going to be a great salesman of this series so far. And you know, there's more greatness to come. So sell for money. Mike Martin Angelo for the Roby K. Bob Kelly. I'm Hollywood Aubrey Sean Buchanan. This has been another episode in less than a point and we'll see you next time. Peace.