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Dark thoughts on a 128-114 Celtics loss to Bulls

 

   

     First Half Thoughts

     1st Quarter 

     Is this the old Chicago Stadium the game is being played in? Way too many cheers for the visiting Bulls. We see old friend Javonte Green going up so high to dunk he hits his head on the backboard. Where is the D tonight? 

    Jaylen Brown driving to set up RWill, They hooked up again when JB threw the alley-oop to RWill for a hammer dunk! JB was on the receiving end from a nice JRich pass. JRich hit a smooth jumper! Just call him smooth operator. We had a Romeo sighting on a nice jumper. Dennis Schroder had a steal not a surprise by Bostons best pest. 

     Smart hit a few threes, got to the paint for 2 and had some active hands on D. Jayson Tatum with a sweet floater, excellent jumper, and a nice fall away. Overall they started slow but picked it up and are up 35-34 after one

     2nd Quarter

    Defensively there is a lack of effort and hustle - Celtics are allowing way too many fast break and transition points. Does this team realize defense wins championships? So far this season the D is unacceptable to Celtics fans. If these players looked in the mirror they have see their D needs a lot of work

     GWill earning the Celtics another offensive possession with his hustle. JB to the hoop for two, JB with an excellent fall away. JB for three off GWill getting into the paint. To cap a nice run, JB with another three! Dude has the "It Factor" when he gives maximum effort. Smart with not so smart shot but made up for it diving on the floor. Led to another three by Downtown Brown! 

     Smart hits a nice three. Followed by a RWill jumper. If he develops that shot watch out. Payton Pritchard taking a charge on the defensive end. We need more of that. Al with a nice tip off a JT miss. Al with the steal to JT for two! Al for three! Great D forcing a shot clock violation. JB to Al for two! DS to Al with a nice mid-post floater. Celtics finals played some D and end up with the lead 67-59.

     Second Half Thoughts

     3rd Quarter 

     RWill setting the tone off his mistake, hustling before it went out of bounds. Getting  Marcus the rock ending up with free throws. Hustle points matter! Remember how much they meant to Tommy! Marcus with another nice steal. 

     JB for three times two! When he's on it's so sweet and smooth. He had another pure pull-up. His jump stop and layup was sweet. We saw JT with a step away that no one can guard. He hit a sweet three, and on the drive brought the rim to the ground on a hard jam. 

     Al was doing Al things, starting the break and getting JB a nice easy two. DS getting the hoop again with his lightning quick skills. JRich coming in and making an impact. His shot can be very pure. DS for a nice three. RWill hopped off the floor which didn't look good. Al off a sweet pass from DS nailed the three! Celtics lead the Bulls 103-89. Thankfully RWill came back to the bench! 

     4th Quarter 

      Here are tonight's thoughts on the 4th quarter. The Celtics came out cold, while the Bulls ran all over them on both ends of the floor. Where is the heart? Where is the fire? This team right now has no soul. Until they find that the Garden will be as quiet as the night. No one showed up for the fourth other than maybe Al. The Bulls finished this game on a monstrous run. Unacceptable for this kind of performance when you are wearing the Celtics green and white. Celtics lose 128-114. 

     We here at the Sentinel know what's it like to lose the voice and face of a franchise when we lost Tommy Heinsohn. This past Sunday, Jerry Remy of the Boston Red Sox passed away. We send our condolences to his family. 

    


  

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