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Revenge of the Celtics, will a bad loss fuel them into a win tonight?

      1st Quarter 

     JT came for retribution! So far we are getting the JT from the other night in NY. We are getting that special player who is able to do anything on the floor. Question of the day is how do we build around JT and JB to maximize what they bring? So far this roster hasn't cut it. Or is it the coaches rotations? 
    Is new head coach Ime Udoka maximizing his stars? Given some of his roster pairings on the floor the other question we could ask is, does Ime have a true feel for what the Jays need around them at the end of the game? Given he's a rookie head coach he deserves time to prove himself, but so far the results are not very good. We need to see the close losses become wins if we are going to make any noise this season.

     2nd Quarter 

     An early 8 point lead for the Knicks, yet there is hope they can right the ship tonight. As the Knicks were ready for an easy layup, JRich hustled hard and made sure it didn't happen. His impact one the floor this season has been very good. He deserves more minutes with the Jays. He has that it factor, he's a playmaker on both ends. 

      Defense is coming to bang tonight, in what feels like an old 80s or 90s game, it's been very physical. Both teams are getting their opportunity to show they can play this style. I'm all for this style of play but softees like LBJ, can't handle it so the NBA placates to his weak demeanor.   

     3rd Quarter 

     JB assertive to start the third, gotta love seeing him take the rock to the hoop, using his silky smooth ability to do what he wants. He has a buttery smooth way about him, on the floor. Ime needs to utilize JB and JTs skill sets by developing offensive plays around their skills. Use what they do well and maximize it. 

    Valiant team effort to get this third quarter rolling. Offensively, defensively, we are seeing a Celtics team that knows they are better than the Knicks. The Knicks play hard, but talent wise they don't have a JT or JB type player. Randle is close but he's not lighting that cigar yet. All of a sudden the refs are calling things a bit tighter than earlier.

     4th Quarter 

     Will this be the game that the fourth quarter woes stop? Do we see a team ready to atone for past play in the fourth? Will this group put it together and figure out how to close out a game?! If we have any chance of making the playoffs we need to start winning the fourth quarter. No more meltdowns, this is the game to break that trend. 

     Celtics lead by 20, given how they blew the last game vs the Knicks, tonight seems different. They came out firing from all cylinders! Now you just need to continue to grind them into the parquet. Gotta love DS hustling on a ball that eventually lead him out of bounds. They should play like that all the damn time. I have to ask the question, where is Romeo and 3Smith? These guys deserve some run tonight. 

     Post game thoughts, as we wonder where this season will take us where do we go from here? Does Brad make some smaller yet impactful moves? Who is our biggest trade asset? DS, picks, or a combo of player/picks. This roster currently constructed isn't winning a ring. They can be a tough team, but the East is deep. What's the plan Celtics fans, I'd love some of your thoughts. Bleed Green! 



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