Dwyane Wade has had some dirty plays this series and, thus far, the Celtics haven't really given him any reason not to keep it up. He had the play on Paul Pierce in the fourth quarter of Game 1 that got Pierce ejected and also the one in Game 3 where Rondo dislocated his elbow. KG was furious about it but Doc warned him not to retaliate.

"Wade's up to about 6 dirty plays this series highlighted by Rondo's injury. If the Celtics don't knock him down soon, they deserve to lose," Bill Simmons tweeted a couple of days ago. "I don't blame Wade - he's been setting the tone for the series and Boston isn't matching it. They're getting pushed around."

Simmons had a great point. If the Celtics are supposed to be a tough team, someone needs to knock Wade down.

ESPNBoston Celtics beat writer Chris Forsberg had another view on the subject though.

"So, if you're Boston, you clearly have the hard foul on Pierce in the fourth quarter of Game 1 and now the Rondo injury, and you probably do want retribution at some point," wrote Forsbeg in an ESPN chat. "But the focus tonight has to be on Game 4 and getting this series even. The best retribution Boston can get is winning this series and Rivers needs to stress that to his troops. Now, maybe having Shaq knock him down in a lopsided game would send a mild message."

So, what do you think? Poll after the jump.

Michael Saver 5/09/2011 03:39:00 PM Edit
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  1. .chuckT. says:

    I voted 'No'.
    If they do retaliate something bad could happen (like KG vs Q Rich last year - or Odom, Bynum, & Artest vs Mavs).

    I doubt the C's will do anything dirty. Just let Shaq lay a HARD CLEAN foul on him & James and im sure we all will be fine. lol

    I just hope the C's continue to play like they did in Gm3.

  2. fuck dwade says:

    i think they should concentrate on winning the series but if we're in a game with less than, let's say, 5 minutes left, and we have like a 20+ point lead, we should have someone kick the shit out of him. :D

  3. Jenda says:

    If by retaliation you mean keeping him under ten points on very low percentage then definitely. But searching a brawl to hurt him physically would be stupid. It would just lower Celtics on his level.

  4. Yes they should retaliate. But not with an illegal hit or aiming to hurt him. They should retaliate by playing one of their best games of the season and blow them out. Then go back to Miami and do the same and finally blow them out in game 6 at the Garden. That would be the sweetest retaliation of all. Send them fishing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Let's retaliate at him by winning the series! How about that?

  6. fiorelladad/Carlos says:

    The most damaging thing is destroying his psyche by winning this series. Seeing his season slip away and doubting his decision to sign again with the Heat and bringing the other two clowns with him. The loser stigma beats a hard foul every time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Physical pain will go away, but if you hurt someones pride, well that scars could stick forever.

  8. Anonymous says:

    LOL, that's why we need an i rational confidence,
    if we still have James Posey,
    "something" wouldve been done already.

    what we should really do is to tell Wade that something bad is going to happen, if we are loosing any game...
    just so he'd be aware of and may effect his game.

  9. Anonymous says:

    how about we give him the biggest punishment. we sent him packing with the other queers lool. we do not need to get down to that level. This is a proud team not a shameful group of guys who are willing to hurt other players. Kg furious its a good thing but then again it could hurt him as well we just need a focused team and Jeff Green and Allen are due one big performance.. With Shaq back limited at least Big Baby has disappeared that can not happen. He needs to put his feelings aside hopefully he can feed off the crow tonight and make a impact defensively

  10. Anonymous says:

    I dont think you need to set out to retaliate, but at the same time, Wade drives to the hoop over and over. He needs to be knocked down, and that was true even before Wade yanked down Rondo.

  11. Anonymous says:

    NOOOOOOOO!!!! The only retaliation we need is to beat em.

  12. Focus on the game. Win the next 3 games. I don't care what people say, we play hard, not dirty. Fuck Wade, don't care about him. Just win the damn games.

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