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It's Up To You New York

 Celtics enter New York with payback on their mind! No Jaylen Brown tonight, but Derrick White gets the start! So nice to hear Mike Gorman's voice tonight. Let's hope his return brings us some good luck. C's need to own the Knicks on the boards tonight. 

1st Quarter Observations 

Let's continue to watch JT read defenses as he finds Al for three. His court vision is very Bird like lately. When your best player has the ability to dish the rock like this it's a beautiful thing. It truly shows how each and every year this young man improves. He's a player who never stops working, and it's evident in his game. 

If I have to watch another three point shot go up, I may lose it. When you aren't hitting them, get yourselves to the hoop! Why is today's NBA player so infatuated with this shot?! The game was changed in the wrong way. I want guys who can post up, get to the rim, and get to the line. A guy like JB makes me proud because he owns that mid range game. That move when he stopped on a dime and went nothing but net vs Philly was sweet. 

The Celtics offense looks very anemic out there. Time to lower your shoulders and get to the rack. We need to start seeing the ball movement we are accustomed too. That will lead to better and higher percentage shots. We need someone to step up right now. JT are you ready??

The defense has been relatively solid so far. A few lapses have led to easy Knicks baskets. They will need to tighten things up if they want to win. These officials have been total garbage tonight. It makes ya wonder about the legitimacy of tonight's game. 

2nd Quarter Observations 

The offensive inconsistency continues to linger on. There seems to be no rhythm what so ever. Talk about a total let down right now. After a great victory on Saturday night, they seem to have no juice right now. 

C's need to attack the paint, force the Knicks to defend. These missed threes have killed them tonight. Imagine if they passed some of them up and actually went to the hoop. The score would be much closer than it is. C's need a run to close up this half. Show the Knicks they are here to play. 

Tonight's effort sucks.... why even show up tonight if this is the way your going to play. No sooner did these words hit the paper, and the C's amped it up on both ends!

Marcus is starting to expose Brunson for the weak defender he is. Posting him up, and scoring! Keep going at em Marcus! Marcus with the steal and scores on the left handed shot. Marcus has injected some life into the team. It doesn't seem like enough though as they trail by double digits. 

3rd Quarter Observations 

Do the C's actually want to win tonight's game?? If so it starts on the defensive end which has been hit or miss tonight. Offensively they need to attack the paint and move that damn ball. Why they become so infatuated with the three is beyond me. Wake up guys or your going home second in the East. 

Tatum gets to the hoop early in the third, that's what it will take to complete this comeback. Nice to JT follow his missed shot which gets the Celtics an extra possession! That's effort right there and a Tommy point!

C's need to go on a run, if they can finish this quarter strong, they have a shot. They need to dig down deep and make it happen. Marcus Smart with the BLOCK of the year! That is why he's the heart of this team! In a game that's been depressing to watch, Marcus gives his all. 

4th Quarter Observations 

Cs continue to chip away at the lead. It's going to take all they have left to win this game. 

C's are just not able to get over the hump tonight. NBA refs are the absolute worst. So inconsistent, with how they call games. The Knicks have gotten the benefit of every call. Ultimately what's killing the C's tonight is missing so many threes. Hate the three point shot so damn much!

Tonight is just not the C's night, this Knicks team is over achieving lately. I hope the Celtics remember this next week when they host the Knicks. It's beyond frustrating to watch when you have the better team. Celtics lose folks.

Bleed Green Celtic Pride. 

PS JT getting tossed was a joke. Refs SUCK!


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