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The Heat Is On -Thoughts From South Beach after Celtics 95-78 victory


     First Half Thoughts 

     1st Quarter

     Another slow start, Marcus with way too many threes - you want guys to pass the rock? Need to make your shots however. Where is the defensive rebounding tonight? Is that not part of the game? These Heat uniforms are U G L Y! We get another Aaron Nesmith sighting! 

     Al finally broke through with a three at around 8:25 in the first. GWill came in and knocked down a corner three. JB continues his success from last night scoring multiple ways. RWill with a few offensive rebounds. 

     Dennis Schroder getting to the hoop easily with his jet like quickness, for a few buckets. A Jabari Parker sighting! Where has he been? Celtics trail 24-18, in a defensive battle to far tonight. 

     2nd Quarter

     DS draws a foul on Lowry, he complains like a toddler. Crazy thing is DS did what Lowry would do to draw that same foul. Where is Payton Pritchard? Did he do something wrong last game? He could definitely spread the floor tonight, to open things up offensively. 

     Celtics D came to play so far tonight! Tatum had an excellent pass off the ball movement to RWill for a nice two! Nesmith with a few pure as spring water threes. Very active hands defensively, love seeing that! He was crashing the boards as well. We saw the Wolverine with an excellent box out to draw a foul. 

     Al posting up tonight is what we need more of, plus getting to the line as he did! He was crashing the offensive glass as well. DS hitting a three driving and getting fouls called. Marcus with a rainbow floater, then drawing a charge on the other end. JB with a rainbow like three at the end of the half! Celtics lead 51-33 at the half! One of their best quarters of the year defensively! Outscored the Heat 33-9, very impressive! 

     Second Half Thoughts

     3rd Quarter 

     Al and Marcus both hitting early threes in the third! JTs offense still not there but he's got active hands on D which shows the effort we want. JB to the cup taking the hit and scoring two. JB with a three right in your face Bam! Now the offense has disappeared. 

     Romeo to the line off of some nice ball movement! This writer still can't get over these horrid Heat uniforms. DS to the hoop for a sweet two. Romeo for three off the nice ball movement! 

     Overall Celtics weathered the storm, love seeing Brown getting into bubble boy Herros face! Al brings the hammer off the drive! Boom shakalaka! Celtics lead 75-57!

     4th Quarter 

     JT on the board, getting to the line. It only takes one! Tatum securing big boards tonight! Nesmith in the corner for three! Nesmith with the offensive board! Nesmith just gives it his all, crashing the boards as well. Tatum for three! Let's Go JT! 

     JB out with tightness in his hamstring. Heal up young fella gonna need you Saturday night vs Luka and the Mavs. Nice side step past Herro by JT for two! JT for three in right Duncan's face! In my blacktop days I'd be yelling FACE! 

     All we heard these past few days was about the "Team Meeting" How it was full of turmoil, well these young and older fellas have been balling so far down in the Keys. Not sure about you Mr Woj bomb, but I see something good out here! Not tumultuous at all. DS to Romeo under the hoop. Tatum the distributor has been good tonight. PP finally gets it nails a three! Nesmith with a big block! Huge win tonight, a two game win streak sounds good doesn't it?! Celtics win by playing great defense. Final score Celtics 95-78. Bleed Green! 

     


      

     

     

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