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Welcome to FLCeltsFan's Celtic Thunder blog. I plan to list a very eclectic variety of posts here concerning both of my favorite teams and especially my favorite player- Kendrick Perkins. I hope you will enjoy your visit and come back soon.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Rockets Game 4 4/30

Durant played 47min last game. No Westbrook. We'll get the win.

Just gotta take it one game at a time. We went on a 4 game winning streak in the regular season right??? Anything is possible.

If the Rockets lose, there will be "We want Howard" chant in 4q.

I'm tired as **** of okc beating us by 2 or 3 points, it's about time we get a W for once.

I'll be there cheering my butt off again. OKC fan beware because I will insult you and am willing to get kicked out. I have nothing to lose.

We will win tonight and we will make history when we win the next four games! Go Rockets!

Dwight's watching tonight's game. We must show him what we are about.

Nice to see everybody gets a red t shirt tonight. Us folks who braved hell n high water Saturday in the upper bowl deserved a tee shirt for showing up !!! Boo on u management ! Just because the cameras didn't see us u went cheapo ?....

Is Jeremy lin completely unavailable? What a loser!!!

Durant better not have the basketball luck on his side in this game .. That last shot in game 3 killed me ...

I just want to see us fight like the Celtics and not give up like the Lakers

Okc closes us out tonite...looking forward to off season

I have a feeling that Kevin Martin will have a big game tonight

The odds are against us without a healthy Lin. He's like a mini-Westbrook. 

Playing without Lin obviously makes us a better, more dynamic team   

Man put on the free red shirts people!!!!

Camera zooms in on rockets crowd
: 30% empty seats 
50% arms crossed 
10% on cell phones
 10% actually cheering

OMG.......Perkins actually gets whistled for a moving screen………

The refs are like the opposite of last game, they are seemingly on the Rockets’ side so far.

Refs may finally favor us. I hope you are watching, Dwight Howard

Here come the weak fouls on durant

Kevin martin has played like shit this series

I'm sick of harden's turnovers. Stop trying to get the **** foul, just play the daam game

OKC lax with a 3-0 lead, gotta open up a lead before they serious.

Ibaka must be shooting like 80%

Harden sucks.

Refs are going to keep this game close.

That injury to lin might be a blessing in disguise since the okc backcourt don't really play D except Sefa

Thunder Treating This as a Throwaway Game........ Durant is riding pine in the first half.

Love that the crowd gives it to Fisher again. What a poster child for unprofessional behavior that guy is.

The officiating has been terrible...who needs Westbrook when you have the officials.

Oklahoma Untouchables

Fisher must die

My goodness KD is just amazing

Durant gets every call...

How in the f*** we are supposed to win even one damn game if the refs call a foul by just breathing on one of the Thunder players?

Refs are seriously rigging it. Rockets can't even touch Durant!

Seriously if Harden was getting the calls Kd is getting he would have 10 FT attempts already.

The thunder are the most protected team in the league, even more than the heat

Harden is horrible..

Harden needs to sit....the game is too big for him.

Ok, I'm starting to believe harden is just trying to help his buddies to the finals.

Whoever called Kmart going off...well, idk whether to give you props or curse you.

At least three times a game, harden passes to the wrong team

Harden led the league in turnovers so this isn't new

This game is fixed, I have no doubt!

Rox ain't winning no championship with the beard.

Until Lebron retires no ones winning anything with anyone

Harden is ****ing trash....no mid range..no post game...who does a ****ing floater in the post other than Shawn Marion?

Parsons needs to stick to Fisher. At least Durant is turning the ball over like Harden as well.


Durant's the only superstar on the court. Harden doesn't deserve that title anymore

Harden is not clutch and is not Max player. He got exposed by OKC bigtime. Without foul calls, he sucks.

C'mon we got Fishers old a** draining 3s - can SOMEBODY freakin cover someobody!?!?

****! I wish Dan Crawford can ref every nba game

Durant jumps on/thru a lil girl and lady in the first row - soo much effort, so much fire.

People were hugging Durant when he dove into the crowd.... What happened to spilling every drop of your drink on an opposing player?

All of OKC fans are probably delightful that Harden aint in their team!!

YOU CAN'T LOOK AT KD Without gettinga foul called

Breathe on Kevin Durant and you run the risk of a flagrant.

Every team we played that complained about Harden getting calls.. The ones Durant gets are worse. No question.

Harden is still mistaking his old teammates with his new ones. Just giving away possessions.

Harden is exactly the type of player who wants to give durant more rest. Man. Their camraderie is amazing.

If only we still had Lamb

Damn you Kevin Durant And your silky smooth jumpers

It's baffling how easily he shoots over a 7 footer

I hate Derek fisher more than anyone else in the nba

Probably not gonna win when our superstar is the other team's 2nd best player

I'm convince Harden is throwing this game on purpose.

You know, I think Durant may one day play for the Rockets. Because Harden threw this game for him.

Fisher should receive a call from the league for that flop as well as a hefty fine...that kind of up$$y **** during crunch time damages the integrity if the game.

I never understand why players leave fisher open in these situations, he's been doing this his whole career wtf

Durant is NBA version of Jon "Bone" Jones in UFC. There is no answer for him. So Athletic yet unselfish.

Can Houston media please cry about this officiating.

KD will be on the line every time down....bank it.

Refs trying to give it to OKC lol. **** outta here with this bull****.


I hate Derek fisher so ****ing much


The thunder aren't getting past the second round.

They need to foul Durant as hard as they can when they are going to foul him. Don’t give him any cheap FT’s

I would love to see some hybrid of wrestling and basketball Where it would be okay to smack the refs

Sometimes you really got to hand it to durant. Guy is impossible to guard.

Durant is not very good at defense

Fisher just got Durant hurt.

Durant rammed that table... How long til Perkins sets a hard screen on it?

I really hope Durant wasn't trying to argue that foul. No one is THAT much of a superstar.

He was telling them to delete the pictures So they don't make no poster out of it

Durant needs to develop that lebron assasin look and I just saw it... Phew.. I'm scared.

How dare did delfino's jersey get caught up in durant's fingers? FOUL!

Harden just wants to be the hero, what a black hole.

Fisher sucks chants. I love it

Man, thunder really need WBs ball handling.

OMG these refs are relentless

The refs will ensure that this game ends in heartbreak for the Rockets.

Derek fisher is a dick i’m so happy is gonna get beat up by the grizzlies If they play the clippers I expect to see a double flop

I'd like nothing more Than him to lose his memory and championship rings in a tragic car accident

I hope the Thunders are proud 2nd best player in the league on the team and they still neeed 6th, 7th and 8th man help on the court

I hope they don't tell Jackson to stop shooting... Its the role of the thunder pg to ignore Kevin durant

When you got Durant and Martin on the floor and the person jacking 3’s is Jackson, I’ll take it.

Who do you think the new coach for the Thunder will be? Stan Van Gundy? Or McMillian?

Kevin durant is amazign by the way. Did I say that?

Absolute travesty what the refs are doing to us

Durant is insane

He is fairly decent at basketball.

We we didn't lose this game, and its not for lakc of trying


4/30/2013 The day the Rockets beat the NBA refs!

Well the Refs tried hard enough for us not to win this game that’s for sure! Go Rockets! You deserved this win!

Harden should be traded. The guy is a ball hog. We have found our new sg. Garcia for 5 years max contract.

From the 3:15 mark in the 4th to the end of the game we scored ONE point

The problem with OKC is that they don't run plays for Ibaka.

Rockets (1-3) >>>> Lakers (0-4) LOL

If any team can come back from down 0-3, it’s the 2012-2013 Houston Rockets. Against the Thunder? Maybe not. But we’re sure as hell gonna try

If we can actually win a game in OKC...I'll start to really believe But for now I’m not feeling it….. Yet. But without Westbrook, OKC isn’t the same dominant team…they are quite mortal……

They are like a better version of the Rockets, mostly because of Serge Ibaka.

Funny how K-mart played in this game. He was on fire to begin the game, but he ended up trying too much later on leading to bad shots and turnovers. And then he was invisible in the 4th quarter.

Typical Kevin Martin... On NBA 2k13 its one of his signature skills

If that were Princess Durant who drove into Asik on the last play, it would've been called a blocking foul. No doubt in my mind


Thank you Ibaka! For pulling that clutch Jermaine O'neal-esque move. The Thunder are not getting past the 2nd round, hell they might not even pass the 1st

Monday, April 29, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Lakers Sweep Edition 4/28

Lakers fans are quite funny.  Even when they are doing well, they trash their own players when they miss a few shots in a row or have a slump.   They are going into complete meltdown now.   I don't blame Howard for getting tossed so he wouldn't have to hang around to listen to the boos.   The worst part for Lakers fans is knowing that their GM mortgaged their future to bring in Howard and Nash this season.   As a Celtics fan from way back in the day I know that feeling well.    It doesn't stop me from enjoying their misery, however.  Some of my favorites are in bold.  What are yours? 

Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, if there is some pride in your hearts, win this game for us.

I wish we could avoid being swept on our home floor, but I don't see that happening.

Celtics showed heart in front of their fans. Hope we do the same

End this already SA, give us a chance to see dantoni fired this offseason.

D'antoni isnt going anywhere lakers are screw for the next couple of years

If we win the championship this season or make the Finals, then I don't see MDA going anywhere next season. But I hope we can achieve both. Win the chip this season and fire MDA in the offseason. I'd like the Lakers to get some new faces too. That would be great.

Dude are you drunk or high or something?

Enough with this "against all odds" bull ****. Just forfeit this game so that Dwight doesn't end up tearing his Achilles too.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Rockets Game 3 4/27

Lots of complaining about the refs. They did call it tight, but not one sided. There are a few posts wishing injury on players and on Joey Crawford but for the most part, Rockets fans were sorry to see Russ hurt. Lots of good stuff here. Which comments were your favorites?

We got this, I feel like if we can beat okc well go all the way to the finals, this teams improving every game, so much fun to watch

Let's show them that they picked the wrong team to mess around with....especially to Perkins.....

I still don't understand why people are so mad at Perkins. It's the ref who should have called.

Classless player and an even worse human being off the court.

Rockets will take game three, and calls will be on the rockets side considering the bad call in game two.

We should get 3-4 extra points from technicals and cheap shots.

Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons said what Beverly did was unnecessary smh

If we "Beverly" Durant, this may be the biggest upset ever!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Rockets Game 2 4/24

Rockets fans are getting a bit testy.  There's a whole lot of whining about the refs for a team that took one more free throw then the Thunder in the game.  And Harden shot more free throws than KD and Russ combined.   But yet,  the Thunder got all the calls.  I have to admit that Perk got away with a good one with that hold on Parsons to open Thabo.  But the ref didn't see it because all he saw was Perk's back and then Parsons go flying.   You would think that Russ is horrible if you read all these posts about Bad Westbrook.  It's a wonder that the Thunder win any games with him at the PG.....oh yeah, the refs. :) Some of my favorites are in bold.  What are yours? 

If we can steal one game I consider this postseason a success. Lets get one.

For such a small market city like OKC they have a crazy electric fanbase.

I hate how loud and how much energy their crowd gives. You can tell they really feed off that. Wish we had that kinda crowd

The refs are going to be manipulating the charge/block call and 3 seconds and palming and anything else to ignite a blowout win for them.

This series is like Little Red Riding Hood except the wolf eats the girl.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Rockets Game 1 4/21

Rockets fans are pretty funny.  Not nearly as unlikable as a lot of fans.  I thought it was hilarious after most of them were saying how good OKC fans were and how they wished they had fans like OKC's that one was hating on the shirts and OKC's fans. There were some referee complaints but not as many as usual.    Some of my favorites are in bold.  What are yours? 

Ugh I am dreading this series. Honestly as long as our guys play decently I can't even be mad.

Only way Rockets can win is the same way they won last time... Hang around till the 4th and get crazy hot in the last few minutes of the game. Otherwise, it's going to be a sweep.

Prediction 1 - PBev gets nationally recognized as the "Russ stopper"

A guy who failed to stop Steve Blake is going to be a Russ stopper?

We had a better chance against SAS than we do OKC though.

Thabo goes for 30, Russ gets 45 and KD chills on the bench sipping champagne.

Westbrook shoots a lot so most of his shots are gonna be bricks

What sucks is that OKC could be the most hostile and difficult arena to play in.

Do you enjoy watching a puppy get kicked ? That is how this series will be. Had our chance to go against either the Spurs or the Nuggets but we blew it.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Bucks 4/17

Well, it's on to the playoffs and watching the Rocket's boards.  Lakers' meltdowns are so much more fun, though.  I was very surprised that there weren't many Bucks' fans posting in spite of the fact that they are in the playoffs.  And, the ones there were mostly hating on their own team.  Very strange.  My favorites are in bold, what are yours? 

Durant fails to get scoring title and is scared to play the Bucks.

Can't remember a Bucks game I was more apathetic about. At least in awful non playoff years we can see some young guys. But we traded those guys away. All we have is Henson.

Honestly I still don't think Brooks is much more than an average coach, I mean maybe he gets the Bucks roster to 40 wins?

Perhaps a victory tonight Will propel the Bucks to an unexpected triumph in the series vs. The Heat. And maybe BJ is worth a max contract. And Santa Claus does exist. Etc etc etc

Anybody know if Lamb has done anything in OKC? Always thought he’d be an all right player in the league, but of course he’s in a very rough spot behind Westbrook

He's scored around 50 points this year So that’s a no

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Perk's Steal and Assist - Good Stuff!!!

I love Perk. I love what he brings to the game: toughness, screens, box outs and a lot of things that you don't usually see in the box score. Red Auerbach once said that a team should get all the instigators it can find and Perk's one of the best. But here's a couple of Perk's moves that will show up in the box score. A steal and a beautiful assist to Russell Westbrook.

Comments from the Other Side - Blazers 4/12

Poor Blazers fans are stuck in that terrible spot where they aren't good enough to make the playoffs but aren't bad enough to get a top pick.  The Celtics were there for a long time so I know how frustrating it is.  As always, my favorites are in bold.  What are yours? 

We should include a poll in this one.. "when will the game be over?" before tipoff, 5 minutes into 1st quarter, end of 1st, halftime, and #tankwithus

There's a chance we win this game, but then again there's also a 'chance' I'll get struck by lightning while I'm sitting on the toilet. Of course there's always a chance OKC starts resting guys.

Much as I hate the Thunder and would like to beat them, I will take comfort from the fact that a loss will help to set up a Lakers-OKC first round matchup, meaning that one of my two most hated franchises has to be eliminated in the first round.

Somehow I missed this news earlier: Hasheem Thabeet is starting.

BTW that feels a little insulting. “We’re so sure we’re winning this game that we’re starting The Beat tonight.”

Hopefully Durant won't make any "menacing gestures" tonight....

Friday, April 12, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Warriors 4/11

Warriors fans seem like a good bunch.  There were a few complaints about the refs but also some realistic fans who set them straight. The comment about the commercial where the kid picks the Hawks and Wolves to play cracked me up because I think the same thing every time I see it.    Some of my favorites are  in bold.  What are yours? 

Warriors ridin high, they'll win.

Pretty cool how visible Durant was while he was here

I want the Dubs to win so MJ can say the Thunder are in the rear view mirror.

Hey look the games finally on! **** you TNT! Took you long enough

****ing Westbrook.....


Do the Thunder hang old Sonic banners in their current arena? I always thought it sucked that the Sonics became the Thunder( well actually glad because I really hated the thunder mascot for the dubs).

Who the hell wants to see the hawks play the wolves...that commercial cracks me up!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Jazz 4/9

Jazz fans don't seem like a bad bunch.   They did complain some about the officials but felt that the officiating was more for the Lakers than the Thunder.   Some fun comments and I've put some of my favorites in bold.  What are yours? 

A win for us here would be an even bigger loss for the lakers tonight. GO JAZZ

Maybe the Thunder will rest Westbrook and Durant and take it easy on us.......

Jeremy Evans owns Kevin Durants skinny butt

Marvin Williams (flu) & Kevin Murphy (skin infection) are game-time decisions for #OKCatUTA.

What will we do without Murphy?

Not infect everyone else's skin?

WE should get more fouls now that we are home.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Knicks 4/7

The Knicks fans, like the Spurs fans, started whining about the officials before the game even started and never stopped.  Lots of Durant hate from Knicks fans too.  I've noticed that when a team has a star PG they hate on the other team's PG.  When they have a star forward, they hate on the other team's forward.  Like knocking the other player down will make their player better.   I really dislike the Knicks and their fans.  The Thunder are lucky to only have to play them twice.  Some of my favorites are in bold.  What are yours?  Enjoy...

I actually like our chances for this game. KD is going to drop 30 regardless of who we put on him, just need to hope Westbrook has another Knucklehead game and Kevin Martin continues to struggle.

Who does OKC have that can cover Melo down the stretch? He is too strong for KD, but maybe his length would bother Melo a little. Doubt it though. Ibaka has the ability, but I think Melo would find a way to dupe him into a lot of fouls.

Thabo, Durant and our old friend Ronnie Brewer.

Damn how did I forget about Thabo? He actually could give him some issues.

Thunder are getting 35 Ft attempts today

Safe bet Durant gets more FT attempts than the entire Knick team today.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Pacers 4/5

Pacers fans aren't such a bad bunch.  No wishing for players to die or get hurt.  It's a breath of fresh air after the Spurs fans.  And there were some complaints about the refs,  but since it was Joey Crawford,  I can understand that,  but they didn't blame the loss on the refs like most fans do.  My favorites are in bold, what are yours?

There's thunder fans going to games now?

That shot by Durant is scary. Unguardable.

Were not gonna win with Ibaka Nowitzki out there. Come on Westbrook... Counting on you to chuck this one away.

I completely forgot Kevin Martin had a game in the first half last time.

Wonder if they plan on keeping him

They have his repacement in Jeremy Lamb alrady.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Comments from the Other Side - Spurs 4/4

I honestly was thinking while watching the game that there's no way they can complain about the officiating in this one.  The refs pretty much let them play both ways and the Spurs shot 4 more free throws than the Thunder and only 30 free throws were shot total. And KD took FOUR free throws but yet he goes to the line every time someone breathes on him.    But reading through the boards you would have thought that the Thunder took 50 free throws to 10 for the Spurs.  Most of these guys are completely delusiounal.  They started complaining about the officials before the game started and never stopped.   I'll never understand wishing injury on someone.  That's pretty warped, as is any mention of McVeigh.   Loved how they all went ballistic over Fisher though.  A few of my favorites are in bold.  I always enjoy seeing which ones you like best. 

Tony must dominate Fisher. (No, seriously this time.)

The only thing Fisher really brings to the table is “veteran leadership”, which I think is Mayan for “terrible defense and missing 21 shots in a row.”

“I better not send durant 3000 times to the FT line” said no referee EVER

So, which number will be greater: A) The number of absurd, ill-advised, frustrating, nobody-should-make-more-than-one-of-these -in-a-lifetime heel-on-the-three-point-line fadaways made by Westbrook, or B) the number of “fouls” drawn by Durant?