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THE KNIGHT'S NOTES: Celtics show fight-in-the-4th, but lose to Nets

      1st Quarter

    Injury Report-  No RWill or JRich 
    Not The Best Start on O or D 
    Ice cold shooting to start offensively for the Celtics, they moved the ball but just couldn't hit their shots in the early going. On the defensive end, does anyone remember that Patty Mills is a shooter?! Midway through the quarter the Celtics ability to drive and score was a template to success. Seeing the Great Bill Russell in the crowd is a joy. It also begs the question how does he feel about today's game?

     The Wolverine is on the prowl

     Marcus Smart has found a hole in the Nets defense, and no, it's not jacking up threes. His ability to drive and score can be a key to victory. Dennis Schroder came in and followed suit. Smarts passing also had an impact on the over the shoulder to JT. Then he found a cutting Al for two. When Marcus drives and distributes he's at his peak on offense. 

 Celtics trail after the first 29-22, despite the cold start they found a bit of a groove midway through the first. For some reason these first quarters are hard for this team. Let's hope they can start cooking come the second. 

      2nd Quarter 
     Another frozen start to a quarter 

     What is going on?! The Celtics came out flat to start this quarter on both ends of the floor. The zebra's so far are showing their hand as to who the NBA and ESPN want to come out on top. Tommy is looking down and saying those calls are BOGUS! Where is the crowd tonight? It's an uphill climb so far.

     Way to many threes in general  

     Why are today's NBA players and even some offenses enamored with the three point shot? Tonight the Celtics have missed so many threes. Imagine if they chose to drive or get a better shot? This game would be much more competitive. Label this writer as a one who can't stand this infatuation with threes. Take it to the hoop! 

Celtics trail the Nets and Refs 62-49, it could have been alot worse. It also could be a lot closer if they made better shot choices.  

      3rd Quarter 

     Yet another slow start  

     It's going to sound redundant but how can you come out flat in the beginning of three quarters in the same game? Is that even possible?! Apparently it is for the Celtics tonight. It's going to take a huge run to get back in this game, do they have it in them? Not tonight, way to not show up against the so called beasts of the east. In all reality every team in the East is flawed. 

      The offensive sets are mind numbing 

     During one set everyone was at or beyond the three point line. Tell me how that's going to get any kind of offensive flow going. Credit to the Nets D but this offense has been very lack luster tonight. There isn't any flow to any part of the offense right now.

Celtics trail and are getting their behinds handed to them. Not much more to say. 

      4th Quarter 

     What a start to the fourth

      Nice to watch this team finally fight tonight. Defensive effort was there and they finally started hitting some shots. They made a pretty big dent in the lead but not enough. Despite things not going there way tonight, to come out and grind shows this team has heart and soul

     There is hope for the season

     Despite this loss tonight, the Celtics are still a player in the East. Yes they are at the bottom of the conference but they can continue to climb up the standings. No team in the East looks unbeatable. There's one team in the NBA that looks very hard to beat and that's that Warriors.

     Bleed Green Celtics fans and have a great Thanksgiving! Celtic Pride win or lose! 



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