It’s Happening Again…I’m Starting To Actually BELIEVE In The Celtics

The regular season was MISERABLE. Let’s call it like it was for a second. The Celtics underachieved big time as they limped to the 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round. Now, they have the number one seed Milwaukee Bucks. After yesterday’s blowout win, I can’t believe I am going to say this. It’s happening again, I’m believing in this Celtics team!

“Playoff Al” Horford Showed Up

What a game for Al Horford! He finished with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Horford also did a tremendous job of being the main guy to cover Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. There were also a few key blocks thrown in there, including a convincing one on Giannis.

If he continues to play to this level of efficiency, the Celtics will be in pretty good shape.

Kyrie Irving Was Kyrie Irving Per Usual

Kyrie Irving has been magnificent since the postseason started. He began the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a bang, finishing with 26 points and 11 assists, along with 7 rebounds. This team will only be led as far as Kyrie Irving takes them. He continues to make history in a Celtics uniform as well.

The Bucks right now do not have an answer for Kyrie Irving. Kyrie is just playing basketball, not worried about the press, and elevating his game at the right time.

The Celtics Now Have The Homecourt Advantage

The biggest takeaway is that the Celtics took care of business. They got the split they were most likely looking for in Milwaukee. Keep in mind, Milwaukee was 33-8 at home this season. This was a HUGE win for the Celtics. Also remember, the Celtics won 1 road playoff game all last postseason. They now have 3 so far this postseason.

With their game 1 win, the Celtics can enjoy the comforts of home in games 3 and 4 and potentially 6 if it gets that far.

In Conclusion

The Celtics came out and took care of business. This team is making a believer out of me again. If they somehow repeat their performance in game 2 and come out of Milwaukee up 2-0, then the Celtics look really good. They cannot be complacent. Go out and beat the Bucks again!

You’re right Gordon. It’s about to be crazy on a whole other level!

-Alan Nahigian (@BigAl2793)

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