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The Land of the Sun, thoughts on a night in Phoenix

     A wounded Suns team, needs to be handled tonight with a strong win. 

     1st Quarter 

     JT Looks Ready To Roll 

    Didn't a certain guy want to play in Phoenix prior to the draft?! I believe it was JT. So far tonight he seems active and energized. Knocking down shots, getting to the hoop and playing some good basketball. Despite his early struggles this season he's back. For those on talk radio who give him crap, please be quiet! This kid is special! 

     Decent D Better Offense 

     While the D was decent, it didn't scream out saying we are here to play and make life miserable for you. If they can then tonight could be a nice win. Offensively the ball was moving and guys were hitting their shots. The only question I have is can they keep it going.

Celtics trail 25-24, if they can come out in the second and play hard D they can put the Sun's to bed early.

     2nd Quarter 

     Lack of hustle and energy 

     When your entire team gets out hustled and out worked by Javalle McGee we have an issue. The start to this second quarter feels likes its the first or fourth quarter. With how poorly the effort is out there. You have to ask yourself do the Celtics want to win tonight? It's early in the quarter so let's hope so.

     Balls of Freedom 

     Is it me or once Ime started giving FREEDOM minutes did we see how impactful he can be? Rebounding has lost its value in today's game but not to this writer. You need a guy who is willing to just go get the rock. There is an art to boxing out and out dueling your opponent. Side note the Celtics were cold as ice offensively.

Celtics trail 57-39, after the coldest quarter we have seen in quite a while. Interesting thought, Celtics come back and win!?

     3rd Quarter 

    Time to drive drive drive! 

   Here's a novel concept, let's drive to the hoop! If we can get some consistent drives, that can get us to the line. Getting to the line means easy points. Will the Celtics follow this writers advice?! Not so sure, let's hope so! 

      Does anyone remember where's the beef? Well where's the D? 

      Historically defense wins championships, at this point with this team, all we need is defense winning a game. So far I've seen nothing on the defensive end that says this team wants to win. Offensively it feels as cold as Antarctica out there. Hey Brad let's go find some heaters on offense that can melt this ice. 

Celtics trail  84-69, they didn't really make a dent, could be yet another loss for the Celtics.

     4th Quarter 

     Will there be a run 

     Nope, nada, negative what is happening with this team. This road trip has been like a car crashing into a tree. Not really paying attention and all of a sudden boom! Just not a good team effort and we got to see the bench emptied..

     Big Games On The Horizon 

     When is enough? Enough? This game was a huge disappointment. Your playing a a team with all those injuries and you get run off the the floor. Welcome to next week when you welcome the Greek and the Chef. Those two players will be ready to light you up. 

Celtics lose 111-90, a lackluster effort brings a lackluster effort. Label this writer as glad he stayed up to watch this game. 


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