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Two former Celtics driving surprising 5-1 start for Knicks, Celtics close to figuring things out

 Yes, we're talking about Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. The New York Knicks are are in a 4-way tie for first place in the East with a 5-1 record. It is also notable that the Wizards join the Knicks in that top quartet, also somewhat of a surprise.


The two former Celtics are averaging a combined 32.5 PPG on 48% accuracy from the field and a strong 51% on 3-pointers. They also combine for 6.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game

Where does Boston sit in the standings after eight games? They are in the 12th slot with a 2-4 record, with three of those losses coming at the hands of the Knicks (one loss) and Wizards (two losses). Two losses came after double-overtimes, and one resulted from a single-overtime. Wins in all three contests would have placed the Celtics with a 5-1 record.

In all, the Boston Celtics are not as weak as their 2-4 start may indicate. Josh Richardson probably has it right. The Green are close to figuring things out and turning those Ls into Ws. Talent, team play and character will win out. 

 


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