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Jayson Tatum is straight fire.


Celtics take on the Pacers from TD Garden tonight. The Pacers came in here last season and built a huge lead. C's made a run but never completed the comeback. I would like to send my condolences to Bob Knights family. I was lucky enough to see him coach a game in Springfield Ma with my dad. Plus be part of a clinic he put on. A Coach who did it for the love of the game and never held his tongue. 

1st Quarter πŸ€

Jrue Holiday has an excellent ability to post up other guards. His body is like a brick house. Love his post game, and he does it so well! Not too many guys can guard him down in the paint. JT is locked and loaded already! C's are off to a HOT start tonight! Both teams like to push the pace. So we should see plenty of points scored. 

Derek White with the hustle play of the game! Diving into the crowd and saving it. Porzingis with a HAMMER JAM, off that hustle play. I love the heart and gritt Derrick plays with. JB rises up himself and brings Thors hammer down on the rim! This teams willingness not to settle on threes is refreshing! That's the way basketball should be played!

C's need to tighten up their defense, because they have allowed the Pacers back into the game. It's key for this team to never let up on D. Grind these opponents into the ground and not look back. Hard work on the defensive end always leads to good transition offense. C's have shown this blue print works. Interesting substitutions early in tonight's game. Joe brought in Al and Sam, maybe this is a way to help the bench get going early?

Love seeing JT post up TJ O'Connell, that is a part of what can make JT unstoppable. We all remember how MJ used that to his advantage. There's nothing prettier than seeing a guy post up and hit a sweet shot! Tatum has learned the art of finding his teammates as well. Al Horford with our second hustle play of the game. Not giving up and stealing the ball off a rebound. Derrick WHITE caps off the end of the first with a DEEP three. C's lead 44-27. 

2nd QuarterπŸ€πŸ€

Derrick White is such a special player. For what Brad gave up for him doesn't seem fair. It's almost like Brad stole him from the Spurs. It's like Red Auerbach and the crafty moves he used to make back in the day. A step above the competition, and why teams were afraid to ever make deals with Red. Similar to how teams didn't want to deal with Danny. The Celtics have always found a way to make other teams look foolish. 

Anyone else enjoying when the Celtics use their press?! That's something you don't see very often in the NBA anymore. I remember using it in video games and how dominant it was. Numerous college teams over the years have used it to perfection. The way it speeds up the other team and the mistakes it forces is special. 

Brissett with a hustle play on the defensive end. Kids a spark plug! I love his energy! Kids got heart as well! Brissett with yet another hustle play! Dare I say this kid is earning plenty of TOMMY POINTS. One thing that any basketball player needs to remember is when your number is called go out there and MAKE PLAYS!

JB just faked the Indiana defender out of his jock, but didn't get the basket. Still what a MOVE! Next possession he missed the shot got his own rebound and ripped it HOME! JB is starting to ramp things up! He's on a steady climb offensively, and getting ready to go off. Man is it me or has Scal not improved at all?!! Man do I love Mike Gorman and I'm going to miss him. 

Derrick White with yet another exceptional block, only it won't count given a call right before. Can we just discuss how amazing he is on defense! I absolutely love defense and DWhite! JT is a man ON A MISSION! HES ON FIRE!C's lead 75-54 at the half. 

3rd Quarter☘️☘️☘️

Porzingis is getting jobbed and robbed by these refs calls tonight. Let the big fella play! JT hasn't cooled off at all, as the C's build their lead! Timeout by old friend Rick Carlisle. A solid NBA player who turned into one heck of a coach. Kudos to him for what he's accomplished in his basketball career on both fronts. 

JB getting in on the post up game and hits a pure fall away! That nothing but net sound is beyond beautiful! SWISH! All you readers can hear that as you read it. Follows it up with a nice drive inside! He's building an all around game himself this season. One that involves drives, jumpers, jams and bombs! His defense has been very good so far. JB just took old friend Aaron Nesmith to the cleaners. 

C's are absolutely lambasting the Pacers, you gotta love it! We need to see them execute until the end of the quarter. C's lead at the end of the third! 

4th Quarter πŸ€πŸ€☘️πŸ€

C's starters plus Al totally outplayed the Pacers tonight. If this team stays healthy there is no one beating them in a seven games series. Tatum looks like an MVP, Brown and Porzingis are both coming in at number two behind JT. Holiday and White are defensive monsters with offensive skill sets that compliment this team. This team looks very unselfish on offense and willing to work on defense. That's a recipe for success in my opinion. 

By the way Celtics score 155 points!!!

Bleed Green! Celtic Pride! 








 

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