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A Must Win?! Thoughts on the Road in Orlando after Celtics 92-79 victory


     First Half Thoughts

     1st Quarter

      Jaylen Brown was dealing like he was running the black jack table. His jumper is so pure. He attacks the hoop more so than anyone out there. He's so silky smooth getting to the cup. Smart played some nice D with a great block. He also fed RWill on an oop! 

     Jayson Tatum's pull up is so smooth, like butter on a roll! He hits those step back threes without effort. RWill once again doing the little things, keeping the ball alive. Al knocked down a three which is good to see! 

     The D started up like gas station coffee that has been sitting there. Bland and no kick! They needed to box out more on the boards. The offense became stagnant when both Jays were out, yet they only trail 28-26.

     2nd Quarte

     This writer once again questions the D? It looks like they have never played D before. How about this offense, what are we running exactly? Guys standing around, waiting like they are at the doctor's office.  Give us some real motion and attack the hoop! 

     Al looks like he just came out of college the way he's playing. Hitting threes, rebounding, getting blocks and steals. He's like that great song that never gets old! DS with a great drive leaving Suggs in the dust. PP has come in and finally gotten the offense in a groove. Getting downhill and kicking. 

     JB is cooking once again, threes, and driving hard to the rim. Marcus nailing a trey! JT going to the hoop is a great sign. Marcus doing Wolverine type things with a nice steal. Once again way to many threes! Celtics trail 46-44.

     Second Half Thoughts

     3rd Quarter 

     Smart to RWill is a combo I'm ordering off the menu all the time. RWill with a Russell like block. Then getting inside for two! RWill keeping the ball alive as is his nature on the floor. RWill getting inside again for two! 

     JT getting to the hoop again, love to see that. With a nice assist JT passes Rondo for 25th all time. His shot hasn't always been falling, but he's moving the rock and doing everything else for success. 

     JB getting inside with the and one. Knocking down another three! JB flying to the hoop once again! Love the double tie up by the Wolverine and DS the Pest on the loose ball vs Suggs. Marcus for three on his own step back! DS hitting a jumper getting the bounce. Then a fall away! The Celtics played much better D this quarter,it actually looks like a real defensive team. Moving the ball on offense?! This is what basketball should look like. Celtics lead 75-56.

    4th Quarter

     DS with a block leads to JRich getting an easy hoop on the other end! Romeo for three off great ball movement! Where is Aaron Nesmith? Anyone? He's a guy who can space the floor, and be ready for a kick out for three. Need to see this young man out there! 

     JT moving within the offense, getting to the line. JB on the break for two! JRich attacking the hoop, drawing the foul. RWill keeping the ball alive twice on the same play. Still to many threes! JT getting to the line is a good sign. Using his body to draw contact and get free throws! DS to RWill oop time! 

     We finally see Nesmith, along with PP now that there's only two minutes to go. Nesmith for three! Tonight is what the basketball doctor ordered. Beating inferior teams is a nice path to hopefully a win streak. Celtics 92-79. Tomorrow nights game is going to be a real test. Miami has been a thorn in the Celtics side recently. Go out there tomorrow and give it all you got! Bleed Green Celtics fans! This writer does!








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