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Random thoughts on Celtics 115-112 2OT loss to Wizards


      First Half Thoughts

      1st Quarter

     Early games last year hurt the Celtics. They never seemed to be awake for the start time. Jayson Tatum started off with a nice fall away but not much after that. A few to many 3s. Schroeder-to-Horford is a combo we saw again. 

     Jaylen Brown seemed more focused, cutting and scoring off an Al pass. He had a sweet left handed layup. Not to mention a spectacular fall away jumper. 

     JRich was balling.. GWill is back to earth with his shooting. JParker seems spry once again. Celtics trail 25-20.

     2nd Quarter

     JRich making a case to get regular minutes. With the smooth floater and 1. He also was willing to go to the hoop and get to the line. Just like DS did as well. 

      JB brought the hammer again, yet Montrezl wanted no part of it. He had a nice hang in the air and finish. A sweet pull up. JT with a sweet drive as well. Plus a wide open jumper. He tried posting up Beal, but Bradley knew his move. 

      Al to Romeo on a nice cut. Kanter finally saw the floor and had a nice tip in. Way too many threes that didn't go in for the Celtics this quarter and all game. Celtics trail 53-47.

     Second Half Thoughts

     3rd Quarter 

      GWill finally found the hoop. He also played some pretty good D on Beal. Remember when people thought Kuzma was on Tatums level? Dude isn't much more than an average player. 

     Al absolutely destroyed Harrell, blocking his weak shot. He also added another block. Al posted up for two, and received an alley=oop from DS. DS also kept the ball alive showing his maximum effort. 

     JT went to the hoop nicely, a few times. He does however need to stop complaining to crooked refs. JRich showing his value getting to the hoop. JB took Coach Udokas criticism and showed up tonight. With another hard core jam, and multiple jumpers. Plus he wasn't afraid to go to the hoop. Celtics trail 76-73.

     4th Quarter 

     GWill with some free throws. Tatum also found the line. We finally hit a few threes thanks to PP! 

     Al had several sweet blocks. He had some big rebounds. Al has been awesome for this team

     We saw JB and JT not settle for threes and went to the hoop. JRich with a huge three. JB with a huge steal and a nice two points to the rim. JB with a pull up two in Harrells face for the lead! Dinwiddie out of control gets another garbage call. We are tied 103-103. Down to the last play of the game. Another overtime. 

     Overtime 

     Al with a huge jump hook. How great it is having him back! Should have never left! DS a huge rebound Celtics on the move, DS to the hoop for two! Al stood Dinwiddie up at the hoop with some good D! Tatum with a big jumper! Celtics by 6! Time to D up again! Tatum with active hands on Harrell. JB hard core D on the JAG Kuzma. JRich hustling to get the ball off of Harrell. Refs make another call against the Celtics. Be consistent, not one sided for the Wiz! Tatum securing a huge rebound, off the slip on O calls the timeout. Tatum with a huge block on Harrell, then another block, oh wait a foul. Celtics failure to execute in OT. Score tied 109-109. 

     Double Overtime 

     JRich with great D that leads to JT to the hoop! Tatum with another rebound, leads to DS going to the hoop for the foul! JB great D on Beal leads to a wild shot over the backboard. Tatum to the hoop and what he gets the call, nope overturned. Another loss for the Celtics and this one hurts just as much. Celtics lose 115-112. These are games you need to win, come Monday it's time to get the first win at the Garden. Bleed Green Celtics fans, we are almost there. 

     




     


     


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