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Friday Night at the Garden

 The in season tournament starts for the Celtics tonight vs the Brooklyn Nets. The C's are coming off two straight losses. I don't expect it to be three... Celtics need to get back to work on the defensive end which will lead to their transition offense. JB needs to learn when his shot is off, to hunker down on D. Excel in other areas...

1st Quarter 🏀

Jrue Holiday has a good inside game, catching it down low with the jump hook. His three point shot can be very deadly as well. Good sign if your the Celtics to see JB hit his first shot. JB for three and he's feeling it! The first one was so nice he did it again. The way the ball is leaving his hands is pure. He looks much better than he did in Philly. This reminds me of his first quarter effectiveness last season. OB comes off the bench early, I believe that move is going to pay off. He's a hustle machine as we see him secure an offensive rebound. Kid has that motor that never stops. Celtics defense has been having some mental lapses and allowed the Nets back into the game. PP finally nails his first shot, much needed for him and the team at this point. C's offense has been fine tonight it's the defense that's lacking. Even though they are up five it should be double digits. 

2nd Quarter 🍀☘️

OB making plays on D, you have to love this guy. I love seeing him on the floor. Talking about defense how about seeing PP get down and rip that ball away from Bridges. C's look like they are locked in on D right now. That's what I love to see from this team. The defense is swarming right now, just need the offense to follow suit. Jrue Holiday is man amongst boys, he owns the paint. JT is finally getting it going. He hasn't forced anything and has just let the game come to him. The way he sees space on the floor and how to use it to his advantage is elite. He just gets better each season he's in the league. He is what greatness looks like. C's have extended their lead to fifteen and don't seem to be looking back. Celtics only have two turnovers this half. That's winning basketball! 

3rd Quarter 🏀🏀🏀

Nice to see JB pass out of the double team and find DWhite for three! That is part of his game that needs work, but if he does watch out. There are times when JB looks lost like he did in Philly. Then we get games like tonight where his shot is on point and he's making good basketball plays. Jrue Holiday has been tenacious on D tonight. He makes me forget about a certain Marcus Smart. Missing Al out there tonight, but I get it. He will be rested for tomorrow nights game vs the Raptors. Derrick White with the alley oop pass to the True unicorn Luke Kornet! C's lead after three quarters. 

4th Quarter 🍀☘️🍀☘️

C's need to finish this game off! Let's see how they do as the quarter begins. C's looking like they are going come out on top tonight. Defense is what stood out for me. That's the difference maker! These Celtics when they play D are extremely tough to beat. Celtics win! Bleed Green! Celtics Pride! 


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