Are we finally getting to a point where we can be excited about the Celtics again? Can we finally say that the Celtics are BACK?! Well…maybe not JUST yet. However, they are in a very good position to still do something special this year. Terry Rozier sees it and you all should too!
The Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Monday 112-104. They also easily took care of the Charlotte Hornets last night 126-94, without the services of Kyrie Irving who was nursing a left hip strain.
Jaylen Brown led the way with a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Meanwhile, “Scary Terry” proved he can be a starter in the NBA with 17 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds. This was one of the most dominant wins for the Celtics in a while. So it starts to make you think…are the Celtics back?
They are very close I think. They are proving that they have the talent to win the games they should with ease. Even in their losses (Warriors on Saturday), they are playing with the best teams in the NBA and playing well.
They do have a tough stretch of games coming up. They have the Knicks at MSG on Friday (should be an easy win), and then a Super Bowl Sunday showdown at the T.D. Garden against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the Thunder game, in their next eight games, they include road trips to Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Toronto.
If the Celtics can pull off some impressive wins against the likes of OKC, Toronto, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee, then I will officially say the Celtics are back. Until then, they are right on the cusp of getting back to their 2017-2018 selves.
Oh and also, ENOUGH with the Gordon Hayward should be traded remarks please! If he can get back to making plays like this one on a consistent basis:
and his coach still believes in him:
I bet a lot of you will be taking back your words!
-Alan Nahigian (BigAl2793)
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