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The Lone Star State - Thoughts From a Tilt (and 107-104 loss) With The Mavs


     First Half Thoughts

     1st Quarter

     Lackluster offense to start, never got it going. Luka as always came out to kill the C's. Defense didn't look very sharp to start. 

     JT blocked Porzingis, he had active hands on D. Tatum did nail a three in Lukas face. JT had a nice steal on Luka. JT got to the line. 

     DS to RWill on the oop never gets old. DS got the tip on his own miss. He also had a very nice floater. We saw Nesmith early and he had a nice steal! Overall not the best start. Celtics trail 29-15.

     2nd Quarter

     Al with a nice fall away, plus another nice score. Al makes it look Easy Like Sunday Morning! JRich for two - he's been a solid addition this season. PP brought the rain on nice shot, need more of him! 

     Smart to RWill off the ballerina move was poetry in motion. RWill also followed up a Nesmith miss with a thunderous dunk! He has matured so much over the years. He was a steal when Danny drafted him! 

     JT hits a sweet three, a step back fall away that was so sweet. JT hits Nesmith and got the and 1! JT dishes to RWill, Throw It Down Big Fella! JT used his new muscular body to bully Porzingis getting a two. JT then headed to the locker room with a cut near his eye. Celtics trail 57-40. Not a very inspiring first half. 

     Second Half Thoughts

     3rd Quarter 

     Al with a nice jump hook to start up the third! JT for three, off great ball movement, that was nice passing! JT with a step back three, I think he's breaking out of his slump! JT to the paint, Celtics cut the lead to ten. JT will enact his revenge on those who doubt him. 

     DS to the hoop as cool as the other side of the pillow! JT with a sweet baseline turn around! DS for three, off the Celtics passing breaking down the Mavs D. DS with the floater as sweet as honey. The lead is down to 2. 

     Smart to RWill for two! Marcus with the pick pocket of Brunson. Smart to the hoop for two! Not sure how many of our readers are into sneakers, but JTs kicks are fire! Luka loves torching the C's, thankfully they only see him twice a year. Al to the line, Al with the rebound. Al side stepping the defender for two! JT for three!!! Celtics played much better but trail 79-72.

     4th Quarter

     JT to Al off the cut, head on to the line Al. JRich from Al for three! Nothing but net! JRich with a block on the other end. JRich with a step back in Kristaps face! DS with a sweet side step to the cup. Celts just need to make some stops! 

     DS blows by Luka for two! JT for yet another three! Celtics fighting, but it's an uphill climb right now. Tatum with the finger roll for two! DS lightning quick to the hoop feeding RWill for two. Celtics D forces the TO. JRich with a nice shot off the rebound. JRich with a huge steal!

     DS to RWill high in the sky for for the JAM! Celtics bringing full court pressure. DS right to the cup and one! JT with the JAM off the rebound! RWill to the line, ice in his veins. Tatum great D on Luka. Smart for three and the lead! Celtics lose at the buzzer 107-104

NBA.com gave Luka a score of 4-of-a-possible-5 on the Horry Scale. Making thet 3-pointer with three Celtics defenders on him? He earned it.

    Fun fact 40 years ago today Mike and Tommy came to our homes and Celtics fans never had it better on TV. 

    

     



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