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The Celtics look to play some smooth Jazz as Utah enters the building.


   1st Quarter

   Last time the Celtics played the Jazz I recall the Jazz going off offensively. One of those early games when we were just out of sync. I fully expect the Celtics to come out with their best effort. Each game lately has been better than the last. Almost like the Celtics grow each and every game. There is an amazing thing going on right now. Each time they take the floor they are looking to prove that they are for real! 

Celtics ball movement has been spectacular so far today. Early on they are crisp and the ball is dancing out there! Talk about visually stunning basketball lately for this group. We all know how tough the Defense is, yet the offense is coming around! The way they trust one another and make the extra pass is going to benefit them in the playoffs. Each player on this team knows their place and are working like a smooth engine! Their are no egos right now it's amazing to see! 

   2nd Quarter

Jazz are 6 and 1 vs the Celtics in the last seven games. Yet the Celtics are dominating then after a well played first quarter. Talking about the D, look at how the Celtics defended that alley OOP try the Jazz, it was absolutely perfect. The way this team competes and defends on each play defensively is what can win them a title this season. That doesn't mean in the playoffs other teams won't scheme and make adjustments, but I just feel this defense is on another level! 

Watching this group right now it's just so pure, off a rebound DWhite gets the ball up the floor finds PP for Three, and you can see Al giving the fist of approval! Talk about a team that wants to see each other succeed, this is what team basketball is all about! The Celtics spacing on offense is elite, and their cutting and passing are on another level! Man oh man do I love watching the beauty of basketball! The Celtics are destroying the Jazz, looks like the Jazz will have the Blues on their flight home. 

   3rd Quarter

Celtics are a little sloppy to start this third, and the Jazz are trying to make a run and cut into this lead. Donovan Mitchell is a pretty bad dude on the floor. He's pretty much automatic buckets out there. Another example of team ball, Al nails the three off of good passing and JT celebrates with the fist of approval! Everything is coming together, it's like a perfect cooked leg of lamb! Can you tell I'm Greek?!

Marcus the Wolverine Smart with 10 assists to this point in the game. Let's talk about how much his game has matured. He has only been taking threes within the flow of the offense. His eye for finding his teammates is excellent! The relationship with he and RWill on alley oops is a thing of beauty. Defensively we know how damn good he is, and how he deserves defensive player of the year. His game as a Celtic is truly something Tommy Heinsohn would be loving to see right now

  4th Quarter 

This Celtics defense is like a swarm of bees around their honey. They contest each shot, and pass as if their life depends on it. This Jazz team is no joke, yet the Celtics are making them look like a JV team. I know the NBA loves scoring, but give me a defensive team that can shut down anyone and it's gold! There is pride knowing you can shut down the other team any given game! 

 Celtics fans please embrace what JT and JB are doing on the floor lately. Danny was spot on drafting both of these studs. Brad gave them a great foundation, and Ime is unlocking their true greatness. Watching them night after night you see how far they have come. Trusting their teammates and each other. Making good passes, getting dirty on D and just growing their offensive games to a level of being unstoppable at times. The next true test for this team is the playoffs, and this team is built for the playoffs. Bleed Green! 



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