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Blazing into Boston

C's welcome to town the Portland TrailBlazers. Former Celtic Chauncey Billups visits the team he was drafted by. 

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Al with the JAM! C's should be able to rest their starters by the third. Portland has a lot of youth on this roster. C's are off to a slow start offensively. Until JB hits a pure corner three. Nice to see JB and DW back. At this point in the season it's all about resting guys, but keeping em fresh. I don't want to see this team lose its flow in the playoffs. I wonder if we will see any different defensive schemes that Joe wants to try out. KP with the one handed tomahawk jam! He might have broke the rim! Al is having himself a first quarter. Doing a little bit of everything out there. Al has been one of the more productive players throughout his career. He's a guy who you admire when he plays against you and a guy you love having on your team. Will he be an x factor during the playoffs? Given how there are no back to backs we will see him every game. That means other teams are in trouble. I can see Al scoring 8 to 10 points a game with 5 to 7 rebounds and let's say 3 assists. Plus on defense he's a problem. Enjoy Mike Gorman fans, times winding down on a heck of a career. ☘️

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Anyone else love the energy Springer brings when he's out there!! The kid was out there in the first diving all over the floor. Earning Tommy Points, and showing he's got upside. C's fans what are your playoff thoughts? Do you really care who we play? Give me any one of the teams that make the playoffs and I'll show you why the C's will beat them. C's have home court throughout. Ideally I think they should get by in the East only losing 1 and maybe 2 games a series. They must use this home court as the advantage it is. Jrue and Derrick are out here balling. Doing what they do best on both ends of the floor! Jrue has a magical left that is as sweet as pie. We all know Derricks three balls are like bullseyes. I can't wait for the playoffs to watch both of them shut down their opponents. Defense especially gets my excitement going. Defense wins championships! C's must remember that in the playoffs. Great job overall by the C's with their spacing on offense. KP with back to back thunderous blocks! No Soup for You! 🍀🍀

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In the picture above it says Joe hates breaks... Kinda how I feel waiting for the playoffs. Given the fact the C's have sewn up home court, these games feel like a break. I know it's truly not a break, because these guys are still out here putting in work. The rest of the league is still ironing out seeding, and play ins. Out West the one seed out there is still up for grabs. Looking like a photo finish between the Nuggets and Wolves. Both of those teams give the C's different problems. Yet I still see the C's beating both of them in a series. JB has a way in which he cuts through the defense like butter. He's so silky smooth and effortless when he drives. With that basket he hits 10,000 for his career! Quite the milestone, I remember being at the game when the Truth scored his 20,000th point. Was able to see it it's my old man. Hopefully JB will continue to be a Celtic for life and we can see all his milestones. Next milestone is bringing Banner 18 home this season. ☘️☘️☘️

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 Any readers have thoughts on tomorrow nights title game?! UConn vs Purdue both teams have bigs who can ball. My first memories of the NCAA title game were watching Michigan beat Seton Hall in a close one. How about that UNLV team that lit everyone up and brought home a ring. The Fab Five were always must watch, especially in the tournament. My fondest memories were of those 90s UMass teams led by Coach Cal. They made college basketball feel real here in Massachusetts. Especially when they made the Final Four. So many good teams over the years, more so before one and dones. Those were the teams you could root for because you knew guys would be around for multiple years. Today's college basketball has no continuity. Guys are in the portal or they are one and dones. Still fun to watch but you really don't know much about these kids. I can go through so many past teams and rattle off their starting five and bench players. Unless you have a guy like Zion who even though he played for Duke you wanted to watch him. Back to the C's, it looks like the bench will close this game out. PP needs to be the catalyst of this unit to close this one out. It's amazing how good NBA players are. Even guys at the end of the bench could kick most people's butts. I love how active the C's are playing on defense. C's Win!

Bleed Green! Celtic Pride! 


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