Skip to main content

Celtics not Championship caliber yet, but here are the bright spots

 Milwaukee was missing some key Bucks from the herd last night, so the Celtics 122-113 overtime win definitely has an asterisk next to it. But here are the bright signs I have witnessed thus far in the season:

Rob Williams has health, bounce and intensity

I see no hint whatsoever of any leg-or-knee issues in Rob Williams play. Last night, he logged 41 minutes, coming away with 12 points on perfect shooting from the field (5-of-5) and the foul stripe (2-of-2). He took down 10 rebounds - six of them off the offensive glass. He added three assists and three blocks, and he was all over the floor getting his hands on the ball constantly. 

Marcus Smart has settled his game down

How important is Marcus Smart to the Celtics and their season? Last night, he logged a team-high 42 minutes, producing 19 points, six boards, six assists, three steals and tying RWill for plus/minus honors with a +13. Oh - and he hit 7-of-13 from the field and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc. His passes to both Grant Williams and Rob on consecutive plays in the second quarter were perfection.

Dennis Schroder requires a lot of attention from opposing defenses.

He just scores in so many ways, using his speed, quickness and smoothness to nail jumpers or score at the hoop. He was high scorer for Boston,m hitting 59% of his shots from the field for a team-high 38 points. NBA TV analyst, Hubie Brown, commended Shroder for his ability "to get to the basket off the dribble - with an uncanny way and smoothness - to glide by you and take the contact."

Jayson Tatum may end up as Celtics all-time best pure scorer

The late Tommy Heinsohn gave the nod to Paul Pierce as the Celtics top, all-time pure scorer - putting The Truth ahead of Larry Bird and John Havlicek. Boston fans can make an argument for any-of-that-quartet as the guy they want with the ball in the closing seconds of a close game. But from what I have seen thus far from Tatum, he very well could end up at the top of that category by the time he retires.


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