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NYKnickFanatic
04-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Thats a big loss for Boston, already without KG.

Who do you think will step it up?

How bad do you think it will affect them?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4086325


Already without Kevin Garnett for possibly the remainder of the playoffs, the Boston Celtics will have to make due without backup forward Leon Powe as well.

Powe suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee in Boston's Game 2 victory over Chicago on Monday and will not play again this postseason. The injury is unrelated to the right knee sprain that sidelined Powe in March for almost a month.

Corey
04-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Boston's getting Scal back, so hopefully he'll fill in.

I'd rather have Powe out there, but at least we know Scal can produce.

madiaz3
04-21-2009, 01:26 PM
Their front court has been decimated. Now they really have no depth. What happens when either Big Baby or Perkins get into foul trouble? They are lucky at the moment that Chicago doesn't exactly have big men that will punch them in the mouth but for any other team I would say the series is pretty much over.

what54!?
04-21-2009, 01:27 PM
their limited in bigs now. Big baby is gonna have to keep playing like he did that last game

KmB728
04-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Its gunna hurt us, but to be honest he didnt even really play that much in game 1

NYMetros
04-21-2009, 01:32 PM
Celtics can't catch a break.

king4day
04-21-2009, 01:34 PM
Hopefully he can recover and be himself again next year.
In terms of the Celtics, I don't think it'll matter in the long run. They'll go as far as Perk and Davis can take them. At the most, maybe the ECF. Powe wouldn't be a difference maker in the playoffs.

bahama0811
04-21-2009, 01:34 PM
Wow, another big loss for the Celtics.

still1ballin
04-21-2009, 01:36 PM
Ouch....their bigs cannot afford to get in foul trouble for the rest of the series

Jonathan2323
04-21-2009, 01:37 PM
this is reminding me of the Heat the season after they won the Championship.

Brooke
04-21-2009, 01:38 PM
Wow that is another blow to the Celtics.

Hawkize31
04-21-2009, 01:40 PM
Celtics can't catch a break.

Outside of the officiating. :smoking:

Kabowdos
04-21-2009, 01:47 PM
Big loss. Powe is a great player.

Bad luck for Celtics. Similar to the Lakers last season when they lost two starters before the playoffs, Andrew Bynum and Trevor Ariza.

what54!?
04-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Big loss. Powe is a great player.

Bad luck for Celtics. Similar to the Lakers last season when they lost two starters before the playoffs, Andrew Bynum and Trevor Ariza.they still got to the finals. Not gonna happen for the C's

agoody117
04-21-2009, 01:55 PM
tough loss. we really can't catch a break. I think the chips might be staked against us on this one.

too bad too, leon powe is a really fun player to watch.

NDP1981
04-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Looks more and more like the Cavs will walk into the finals.

superkegger
04-21-2009, 02:12 PM
Too bad, he was a great bench player. Now Mikki Moore is going to get more pt. :puke:

Which just really puts the pressure on Davis and Perkins to play smart and not get into foul trouble.

Living Legend
04-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Wow this is huge.

Powe always plays big for them in the clutch.

The Bulls and Celtics are just beating the **** out of each other.

lakerfan4life1
04-21-2009, 02:32 PM
forget powe celtics dont need him Scal is on his way back hes a crowd fav. He brings some life back 2 the bench with his energy. We want kg back we need boston in the finals Cavs can get there beatin from us next year

IBleedPurple
04-21-2009, 02:38 PM
Boston sports teams are starting an injury trend...Garnett, Brady, about 7 Sox players....

Gonna be a good game 3!

KINGofKINGS28
04-21-2009, 02:38 PM
O well, we will still get to the finals and beat the lakers!!!!

JJ81
04-21-2009, 02:39 PM
There's no way they're making it any further than round 2 at best.

Frrrrank!!!
04-21-2009, 02:40 PM
Wow.:sad2:

Super.
04-21-2009, 03:09 PM
:mad::mad::mad::mad:

Well, at least Scal will be back. the league be feared! MVP SCAL IS BACK! :p

Chronz
04-21-2009, 03:22 PM
Its gunna hurt us, but to be honest he didnt even really play that much in game 1
Does citing a game that you lost help your point in any way? Powe was your BEST bigman sans KG. Hes not a great compliment for the starters like Baby is but off the bench when you need his activity most he makes his presence felt on the glass, and on defensive rotations hes long and active like KG. Losing him is a BIG loss. I think somewhere Joe Smith is thanking his lucky stars you guys signed Mikki Moore and ended up with Bron on a mission.

abe_froman
04-21-2009, 03:24 PM
this might be it for the c's

superkegger
04-21-2009, 03:27 PM
Mikki Moore is now the first big off the bench. That spells doom if you ask me.

Wilson
04-21-2009, 03:30 PM
Ouch man, the Celtics are just getting hammered with injuries. Tough loss...

_Sn1P3r_
04-21-2009, 03:39 PM
A big and tough loss. Moore and Scal have to play well in Powe's absence.

ABOMB_56
04-21-2009, 03:42 PM
:ouch: The C's can't catch a break. Their interior D is going to have to step up because Tyrus Thomas, DR, and BG all can slash to the basket. They start wearing out the bigs and getting them in foul trouble and it could be a rough series for the C's.

D-Leethal
04-21-2009, 03:45 PM
they weren't gona win this series with Powe, not gonna win it without him

bostncelts34
04-21-2009, 03:55 PM
they still got to the finals. Not gonna happen for the C's

are you comparing the loss of KG to the loss of bynum?

I mean, lakers played the whole year without him and were used to it, celtics lost KG couple weeks before the playoffs and are def. in a huge adjustment period.

but anyways..losing powe definitly hurts. He gets other teams into foul trouble with his strength under the hoop. We do get scal back tho, so that gives us a little more size back on the bench.

NYMetros
04-21-2009, 03:58 PM
they still got to the finals. Not gonna happen for the C's

That's because there was no team in the west last year as good as Cleveland is this year.

NIUHuskies
04-21-2009, 04:04 PM
Celts outscored the bulls 32-12 with second chance points which is why they won the game. Losing an active big guy like Powe certainly won't help even though he didn't play that many minutes.

If the Bulls attack the paint and get any of the bigs in foul trouble there could be problems.

Vinny642
04-21-2009, 04:06 PM
I think the Celtics reign of terror is officially over, if they pass Chicago they still won't make finals. Sucks for you guys. i thought yesterday that when Rondo got hurt it was his ACL because he was clutching his knee.

cmoneytakemoney
04-21-2009, 04:08 PM
they weren't gona win this series with Powe, not gonna win it without him

Funny. The Bulls will be extremely lucky if they win 1 more game.

skny_txn
04-21-2009, 04:12 PM
The Celtics are starting to sound like the Rockets when it comes to injuries.

cmoneytakemoney
04-21-2009, 04:13 PM
This isn't that big of a deal because Scalabrine has been cleared to play and he's a big that can hit the 3 pointer and pull his defender out of the paint which will open the middle up. Tyrus Thomas won't be able to just camp out down there when you have a big that can shoot deep. Could actually be a blessing in disguise.

RaiderLakersA's
04-21-2009, 04:14 PM
Tough break for the C's. All the more reason for them to put their foes away early, and not face an extended series. The depth will be an issue. Plus the effects of possibly going deep into the playoffs for a consecutive year could hurt a shortened bench.

Wilson
04-21-2009, 04:15 PM
That's because there was no team in the west last year as good as Cleveland is this year.

The Lakers also had a tremendous inside presence in Pau Gasol. The Celtics don't have that consistent, inside scoring threat.

KmB728
04-21-2009, 04:17 PM
they still got to the finals. Not gonna happen for the C's

Anything is possibly

MegaFauna
04-21-2009, 04:25 PM
honestly, this worries me because Big baby is going to be out there more, and he is not missing jump shots! the Bulls suck at guarding jumpshooting big men, and with Scal coming back, it could be tough on them wooly bullies

dtmagnet
04-21-2009, 04:47 PM
honestly, this worries me because Big baby is going to be out there more, and he is not missing jump shots! the Bulls suck at guarding jumpshooting big men, and with Scal coming back, it could be tough on them wooly bullies

You're seriously afraid of Scalabrine? Come on man.

Vinny642
04-21-2009, 04:50 PM
:confused:I wouldn't worry too much about Scalabrine or Baby

The Ooh Child
04-21-2009, 04:57 PM
I can't wait to see Scal's white boy skillz

D-Leethal
04-21-2009, 05:10 PM
Funny. The Bulls will be extremely lucky if they win 1 more game.

I dunno man. I'm not a Bulls fan, without KG you guys do not look good at all. Defense is nowhere near what it used to be, and the Bulls played you to the last second in your place first 2 games......how can you say at this point it would be 'lucky'......you guys don't have enough firepower as Chicago and its showing

IBleedPurple
04-21-2009, 05:13 PM
I can't wait to see Scal's white boy skillz

as ignorant as the person in your avatar I see

Fireworld
04-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Sucks for them.

Vinny642
04-21-2009, 05:18 PM
LOL Funny sig, its funny what people imagine. ;)

VCaintdead17
04-21-2009, 05:25 PM
ouch. Tough blow. That guy brought alot of energy night in and night out.

The Ooh Child
04-21-2009, 05:40 PM
as ignorant as the person in your avatar I see

How are you not getting up for the whiteboyskillz? and I think being ignorant is the least of Sir Charles' problems

Chronz
04-21-2009, 05:42 PM
are you comparing the loss of KG to the loss of bynum?

I mean, lakers played the whole year without him and were used to it, celtics lost KG couple weeks before the playoffs and are def. in a huge adjustment period.

but anyways..losing powe definitly hurts. He gets other teams into foul trouble with his strength under the hoop. We do get scal back tho, so that gives us a little more size back on the bench.

Your initial reaction is dead on your reasoning isnt. The Celtics could be without KG all year and they still wouldnt get used to it, the C's need KG because hes a better player than either Pau or Bynum. The Lakers lost a bigman but gained another one for basically nothing(talent wise). The C's have replaced KG with Moore essentially while the Lakers have an All-Star caliber big in the middle regardless. Totally different, with Pau and Bynum the Lakers only have to fear the Rockets and Cavs as frontline domination wont be a significant factor. Then it comes down to Kobe

td0tsfinest
04-21-2009, 06:10 PM
huge loss for the celtics..
unless marbury can turn into starbury in the next few games, things definitely do not look good for the celtics.

TheShowzOver
04-21-2009, 06:13 PM
Look at these injuries piling up. Yet the Celtics sit tied 1-1 with the Bulls and were a FT make away from being up 2-0. I say, honestly, don't be surprised if we blow the Bulls out of the woods in Chicago. I think we've been playing solid for the cards we've been dealt so far, but as everyone found out last year. We can take it to a new level at will.

op12
04-21-2009, 07:12 PM
Hopefully he can recover and be himself again next year.
In terms of the Celtics, I don't think it'll matter in the long run. They'll go as far as Perk and Davis can take them. At the most, maybe the ECF. Powe wouldn't be a difference maker in the playoffs.

i disagree, powe has the potential to drop 20 and 10 on any given night. especially if baby is off we really need powe to step in. i liked that 3 big man rotation but now we will see more of mikki and i dont know if that is a good thing. kg has to come back if we make it to the ECFs.

superkegger
04-21-2009, 07:24 PM
Look at these injuries piling up. Yet the Celtics sit tied 1-1 with the Bulls and were a FT make away from being up 2-0. I say, honestly, don't be surprised if we blow the Bulls out of the woods in Chicago. I think we've been playing solid for the cards we've been dealt so far, but as everyone found out last year. We can take it to a new level at will.

You're also pretty much just as close to being down 0-2. And you can't take it to a new level at will. Not without a fully healthy team and the savvy veterans like Posey and PJ Brown.

FaceDown91
04-21-2009, 07:46 PM
So now there backup bigs are mikki moore and Scal? Is it me or does it look like even if the celtics win the first round, their gonna be screwed and get killed in the 2nd? And that's only IF they get there...

KB24PG16
04-21-2009, 07:52 PM
sucks for them