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Celtics at midseason, despite the worries: The Kids Are Alright!

 Frankly, the record speaks for itself. 

1.) Top record in the League (29-12, .707)

2.) 3-game win streak

3.) 7-3 last 10 games

4.) 16-5 at home

5.) 13-7 on the road

NBA.Com's Steve Aschburner gives Boston a grade of "A" for the first 41 games. 

"If the old saying about success in life is true — 80% is just showing up — the Celtics are a great case study because their two best players are the biggest reasons Boston has the NBA’s top record to the midpoint. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have taken, in tandem, another leap, with neither serious injuries nor trendy “load management” blocking their way."

Yes, the immediate, and future, success of The Green rests heavily with The Jay Team. Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have raised the level of their games while remaining injury free. 

Early on, Boston fans worried about the health of Rob Williams, the effectiveness of rookie coach, Joe Mazzulla, a few lackluster losses and the ability of the entire Celtics organization to move forward from the Ime Udoka scandal

Thus far, it looks good for the Boys from Beantown. They are legit. They are skilled and have the required synergy for success. But everything rests on the legs and shoulders of Tatum and Brown. Everything fizzles if a significant injury intervenes with either star. They are that good! 

But right now - The Kids Are Alright!


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