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Tom's Tidbits from Celtics 120-107 victory over Grizzlies

 Only one game, but the Celtics are starting to prove the early-season naysayers wrong!

Al Horford ain't done yet

21 points, 15 boards, 5 assists, 2 blocks, team-high plus/minus of +18. Not bad for a 35-year-old that many felt was over the hill.

The two-bigs pairing has worked

10 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks for Al's companion-in-the-frontcourt, Rob Williams. The detractors of Ime Udoka's liking for the two big men paired together may want to think more deeply about that strategy.

Ime Udoka is really starting to prove himself. See tweet below.

Jayson Tatum gets the point 

I took some heat a while back when I proposed Jayson Tatum getting some time at the point to improve his game. Well, he saw a good amount of time at the point in the win last night and did well with it. 

Let's not hear anymore "Trade Smart" rumors

The noise persists. Hardly a day goes by that we don't read or hear that Marcus Smart is on the trading block. 18 points and 12 assists last night - and 4-of-9 on 3-pointers. Boston needs him. Enough said.

My "Grant Williams will have a long NBA career" prediction is coming true

Grant hit 4-of-6 from the field, including all three of his 3-point attempts. He will never be a star, but he has a long career ahead of him, very possibly locked into Beantown.

Jayson Tatum starting to copy Larry Bird as "Master-of-the-half-inch"

Tommy Heinsohn made the comment about Larry Bird. Larry could get off a good shot with very little room to do so. I am seeing that quality in Jayson, including last night.

That's all for now!


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