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Christmas Day in Milwaukee with the Greek

     If Everyday Could Be Like Christmas, what a wonderful world it would be! It's the Greek vs JT! It's Middleton vs JB! It's Celtics Bucks, let's get it sports fans! 

     1st Quarter 

     The Wolverine is dealing, finding RWill for a lob city hammer! He also found JB getting to the rack. As much as some fans give him crap, his distribution skills have gotten so much better. He's looking pass first, instead of shooting first. He's matured so much on D. Gotta love it! 

     JBs tweener game has been something to marvel at. He's deadly from three on occasion, but driving and that tweener midrange game are huge assets. Isn't it nice to have him back and healthy. This writer feels his upside is the sky's the limit. He and JT will lead us to the playoffs. 

     2nd Quarter 

      JT when in the flow of the offense can be deadly from three as we saw off the pass from PP. Whenever he's patient, the offense comes to him and he generally delivers as he did during that set. JT has all the skills needed to win in this league. People say he shows no emotion but he puts that into his play. 

     The Celtics ball movement has been pretty decent in the second. They are willingly moving the ball and even getting inside. This writers biggest pet peeve is when they stand around and do their taxes around the three point line. For a short handed roster they have come to play and may give Celtics fans a Christmas present.

     3rd Quarter 

     Celtics D provides a nice steal which lead to the break. Active hands and timely double teams are leading to transition points. Despite the D the Bucks have slowly chipped away at the Celtics lead. If the D can continue to be aggressive a win is within reach. 

     JT calling BANK! Not ideal but any basket going in the hole is nice. RWill is making his presence felt. Catching the lob from Smart and then following up the JT miss. Robs growth this season has been special. Every game we see something better in him. 

     4th Quarter 

     Through three quarters the Greek has 24 and JT has 18 and JB with 21.  Question is which star can lead their team to victory. The Bucks took that third quarter and went off, now will we see the Celtics D step up? Let's hope so. JT starting us off right getting to the rack! Celtics D has stepped up and its lead to transition points! The lead is back up to 11! 

     Celtics D is leading to Bucks TOs. Bucks are coming up empty which is wonderful. With that said, the Bucks are a team I feel the Celtics should try to emulate. PP hitting a high arching jumper shows his ability to hit anything on the court. Dude has no fear, gotta love it! JT hitting the Trey in Holidays FACE! Celtics are falling apart as we speak. RWill seems to save the game and off the block the Bucks get their first lead. How do you lead the entire game and at the end crap yourself. Very disappointing end today. 

     This writer loves the way the Greek plays the game. Even when he plays the Celtics, just not to where I want him to win. With that said his game, grows every year, that's the mark of an all time great, that is why he should be a model to any and every NBA player. I truly love how he represents himself on the court. 

     It being Christmas, I'd like to take a minute and remember my mom who passed yesterday morning. Christmas was her favorite holiday. She was also a big Celtics fan. Love you Ma, Miss you so much. Merry Christmas in Heaven. 

Tom's addendum: While the loss to the Milwaukee Bucks was disappointing, the writer of this piece, The Celtic Knight, losing his mom to cancer on Christmas Eve was devastating. I can not imagine the deep-seated grief that accompanied the writing of this article.


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