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Martin Luther King Jr Day Matinee

      1st Quarter 

     Pelicans with a strong start, didn't the Celtics have issues last season with early games? So far it isn't looking very good right now. Al with a drive and hammer dunk, can that ignite and wake up this Celtics team today? Way to many threes already for my taste. So far it's the Pelicans dictating pace of play. 

   JRich is a winner, I for one do not want the Celtics trading him away. He makes winning plays, and he does it on both ends of the floor. His basketball IQ is right there with his talent. This could be the steal of the off season for the Celtics. He can be a key contributor off the bench for this team down the stretch.   

      2nd Quarter 

     Nesmith and Pritchard in already, man do I wish Ime used these two guys more. Both guys have the ability to shoot, and both take pride on D. Hustling is in their basketball DNA. They both proved last season with regular minutes, their impact was felt. With that said I'm glad Ime is utilizing them early in the game. 

    Poor three point shooting has led to the Celtics not playing well at all. Why the NBA has adapted to shoot so many threes is a travesty. Basketball at it's core is a simple game. Play D, move the ball, go to the hoop! This standing around and jacking up threes is unwatchable. Especially when you can't hit any, like the Celtics haven't today.  

      3rd Quarter 

     Assistant Coach Mighty Mouse says, we need to play with more energy and less turnovers. Simple right, at least it should be. If this team gave it's heart and hustle to each game they could have a much better record. Heart and hustle stem from giving ENERGY, just like Coach says! Taking care of the ball sounds good but sometimes hard to execute for this team.

     JT posting up is a joy to see. Since he's bulked up he should be posting up anyone and everyone. Do any Celtics fans remember Michael Jordan and his ability to post up and DOMINATE. JT has the body and skill set to do so! Time to take your opponents to the rack, and bully ball them! Once you physically break a player, mentally they will fold. Let's Go JT do it I believe you can become dominant at it. 

     4th Quarter 

     Hoping for a big fourth, how about our avid readers? Time to put the Pelicans on a flight with a loss! What's frustrating is so far the Celtics are playing to the level of their opponent. If you take your game to the next level this won't happen. If this group can learn to beat lesser teams they can string some wins together. Maybe even climb up the Eastern Conference standings. 

     Nesmith with a thunderous dunk! That's what we need to see! BRING THE PAIN! We have all witnessed more hustle and energy here in the fourth. Watching JT driving into the paint and teeth of the D for an easy deuce! Another part of his game that can be DOMINATE! Nice to see the Celtics finish out this afternoons game with a win. 

     May we all honor the legacy of Dr King today by loving one another. 



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