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Celtics with revenge vs. Raptors - Thoughts on the 104-88 win

 


     First Half Thoughts

     1st Quarter

     Celtics should hopefully be ready to give the Raptors a taste of their own medicine and light them up. Al opening up the O with a nice fall away. RWill follow up dunk, always hustling. JT coming up roses hitting his first shot. RWill following up another shot with a tip in. 

    Al crashing the offensive board, getting second chance points. DS for three off a JT pass! Nice ball movement. Marcus with a smooth jumper that wasn't a three. JT with a sweet pass to Romeo for three! JRich hustling and swatting the shot on the other end. Get that weak stuff outta here! 

     JT driving and kicking to Romeo for three again! The man knows how to distribute the rock! JRich off the dribble with a nothing but net jumper! Smooth as the other side of the pillow! DS for three, silky smooth! DS to the cup! Celtics lead 33-26.

     2nd Quarter

     Slow offensive start for the Green and White. Al ends it with a nice jump hook. Romeo drawing a charge giving up his body is what we need more of! Al with a nice jumper within the framework of the offense. 

     JT with a no look pass to the Wolverine! Marcus to GWill for two! Love the ball movement! Marcus with a nice steal, doing Wolverine type things out there! Smart earns a trip to the line! RWill crashing the boards again for a dunk! Defensively the effort has been good tonight. So far the offense has been seeing a lot of extra passes!

      JT to RWill on the break for two! GWill giving up his body on the Siakam drive! Smart finding JRich for another pure honey jumper! RWill bringing the hammer off of the oop from the Wolverine! RWill cleaning up once again. JT on the offensive glass with a nice lay up. JRich for the smooth corner three! JT nailing a jumper! JT to the hoop, no call, no problem! Celtics lead 62-46. 

     Second Half Thoughts

     3rd Quarter 

     DS from Smart for two, opening up the scoring after the break. Smart for two, getting his own. Slow start offensively to start this half, the Raptors have started up clicking on offense. Defensively Celtics need to pick it up. 

     JT from the corner, nothing but net! You can hear the swish! DS with the rainbow floater for two! Smart getting to the rack with the left hand, off the dribble. JT with a nice foul line jumper! 

     DS to Al is money - you can take to the bank! JRich with the steal, heading to the line. He's been really playing well for the C's. Overall not the best offense for the Celtics but they still lead 80-68

     4th Quarter 

     JRich for three off the nice pass from Al. GWill forcing the miss on the defensive end. Overall so far the defensive effort has been a plus. Defense wins championships! Need to get the offense going right now. 

     JT with the in your face three! Much needed, even though this writer prefers going to the hoop! JT to the hoop and gets the call. Free throw time! JRiches turn getting to the line. JT to RWill at the hoop for two!

  JT the hoop like a rocket shooting in the sky! DS joining in on the driving party. DS with a nice fall away. Smart getting in on the action. DS with another nice jumper! Such a balanced scoring night from multiple players! Love it! JT with another rebound, he's doing it all tonight. Celtics win 104-88. Revenge of the Celtics! Bleed Green! 

   

    

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