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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!


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