Skip to main content

Random thoughts from Celtics 107-97 win over Rockets

      Random Thoughts - First Half 

     Jayson Tatum came to play. Dunking the rock, hitting jumpers, driving to the hoop, hitting fall aways. Knocking down 3s, driving and dishing to Al under the hoop. He did get a call and it was against Theis. Go figure! Theis was always the guy refs made calls on when he wore green.

      Al Horford once again playing solid ball. Causing turnovers, getting steals and blocking shots. When did he become a rim protector? Al's buddy, Dennis Schroder, was once again pestering guys on D. He hit a 3, and was the recipient of a few nice passes turned into layups. 

     A troubling stat shows the Celtics defensive transition is giving up 33 points per game. Tonight they continue to give up open shots. Way to many. 

     Grant Williams  keeps knocking down threes. He keeps earning minutes for this team. Payton Pritchard made some nice passes and hit a few shots. JRich knocked down some shots as well. Celtics fans are still waiting for Nesmith to score, but he has been working hard out there. 

     RWill is a jack of all trades. Making sweet passes, blocking shots, and running the floor. Still too many 3s from Marcus, but overall his passing has been pretty good. 

     Second Half Thoughts 

     Al finally knocked down a three! The defense in the third quarter was much improved. Active, aggressive hands. A few let downs, but overall the D set the tone

     DS is a jolt of energy out there. Making great passes, hitting shots and his quickness to the basket is like a drag racer. We saw The Wolverine finally hit a three, but what was really impressive was him posting up Green and showing the young fella it's a man's game. 

     Tatum came out firing with pinpoint accuracy. Knocking down his step back threes with ease. Still would like to see him go to the hoop more. 

     A huge lead in the third slipped away, yet in the fourth the Celtics managed to keep the lead and eventually pull out the first win of the season.

     GW is still knocking down threes, is he the next Steph Curry?! I'm kidding, but he's been earning his minutes, that's for sure. Overall JRich and DS are two guys I'm glad are on this team. PP made his impact once again. Now if they can go down to Charlotte and win a back to back things will be looking up! 

     An extra random thought, Congrats to Coach Ime Udoka on his first win of many as the coach of the Boston Celtics! Now go get win number two in Charlotte!


Popular posts from this blog

The Elm Street Nightmare

 A true-and-suspenseful horror tale of haunting, homicides and the hunt for triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante - as told by the cops that were there By Lt. Thomas Lane (Ret.)  Daniel Laplante - cold, calm, clever, calculating- Photo: YouTube   Elm Street  surfaces on four occasions in the Laplante saga: 1.) He  resided on Elm Street  in Townsend, Massachusetts 2.) He  kidnapped a woman  at gunpoint on  Elm Street, Pepperell , Massachusetts 3.) He was arrested and transported to Massachusetts State Police Barracks on Elm Street in Concord . 3.) He was  tried, convicted   and sentenced for the murders at  Superior Court , corner of  Elm Stree t and Gorham Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. When evil and cleverness reside in the same mind, the stage is often set for true horror. Such was the case with triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante . As a 16-year old , he quickly transitioned from: Minor thefts and breaking into homes To: Taunting and threatening a father and his two daughters as an unseen

Anna Horford let's fan know Al's value to the Boston Celtics

 Some fans of pro basketball just take the contrary view just to be...well - contrary , with no solid basis for their stand. Such was the case when when Al Horford's sister, Anna Horford, overheard an argument centered around the value of her brother to the Boston Celtics . No true Boston fan doesn’t love Al!! — Stephanie (@smars319) November 23, 2021 Al's value. Let's take a look at his team stats : Scoring: 4th at 13.1 PPG Rebounds: 2nd at 8.7 RPG Assists: 3rd at 3.5 APG Steals: 4th at 0.9 SPG Blocks: 1st at 1.9 BPG (tied with Giannis for 6th place in the NBA) Minutes: 6th at 29.4 MPG   One more thing about the blocks. That is new for Al . He is the only player over 29 years of age in the top-6 in blocks. Horford is 35. This gem-of-an-individual needs to prove nothing to Celtics fans, but I bet he needs to prove something to himself. Have I ever mentioned I love this guy?

Sign the Petition! Let's honor Tommy Heinsohn

  No longtime Celtics fan can watch games this year without a somewhat heavy heart. For the last 50 plus years, we have been blessed as a franchise to have Tommy Heinsohn, Mr. Celtic himself, as a part of the organization. Whether it be as a player, coach, or commentator, Tommy has been an instrumental figure for the green, and his presence is missed on every broadcast. Nobody embodied what it meant to be a Celtic more than Tommy, and I know I miss his energy and ferocity every time Scal claims the refs "made the right call" against the Cs. While Tommy obviously belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Celtics, he is often overlooked in his place among the greats of NBA history. Looking back upon his life, one would be hard pressed to find someone with a bigger impact on NBA basketball than Mr. Celtic. For those who are unfamiliar, let's do a quick review. Tommy is one of 2 people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and coach (the other being the indomitable Len