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Celtics blowout of Ime Udoka's Rockets was a "MUST"!

 Final score: Celtics 145, Rockets 113. Jaylen Brown pouring it on against a former Celtics coach (Ime Udoka) he soundly supported, despite the latter's "misdeeds" in Beantown. . Payton Pritchard "horsing around" late in the contest. Jayson Tatum getting an ejection when the game was already in the bag. 

Not only did the Boston win keep the home streak alive at 19-straight, but Udoka's previous-interim substitute, Joe Mazzulla, kept his team at the top-of-the-hill record-wise. This was not only a "must-win" for the Celtics, the blowout made it sweet.

Why wouldn't Pritchard throw a lob to Oshae Brissett off the glass for the jam? Brissett was the guy that grabbed the defensive board and got the outlet pass to Payton. Nice move.

Brown revered Ime, and most-likely still does, but he just poured it on to the tune of a /team-high 32 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. He was 11-of-15 from the field and 4-of-6 from the hinterlands. So much for reverence.

And Tatum's ejection? Celtics fans realize that Jayson still complains about certain calls and no-calls, but it is time he is treated by the refs as an absolute star in this League and deserves the leeway granted to other NBA veteran superstars (read: Lebron James).

"I had to stand up for myself". Why not! I love this Celtics team, and love the coaches. I have been a fan of The Green for 64 years. I hated Ime Udoka for actions detrimental to his team-at-the-time, the owners, assistant coaches, fans - and even Ime himself. Did I mention the blowout win by Joe-and-Company was a "MUST". 


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