The 2019 Clover Report: Week 15

After coming off a huge win against Toronto, the Celtics hoped to keep up the momentum as they have been consistently inconsistent. First up this week for Boston was at home against the Memphis Grizzlies. It was a hard fought game but the Celtics were able to win 122–116. Kyrie Irving was fantastic again as he finished with 38 points, 11 assists, and 7 rebounds to lead Boston to the win.

Next up, the Celtics traveled to Atlanta for a one game road trip to take on the Hawks. Surprisingly, the Celtics got off to a slow start and trailed going into the 4th quarter. But they outscored the Hawks 30-16 in the 4th and won 113–105. Irving continued his hot streak as he scored 32 points and hit 5 three-pointers. While it was a win, the Celtics continued to struggle on the road.

The Celtics then flew back home to start another home stand. First up was the Miami Heat, whom beat Boston a few weeks earlier. It was a close game in the first half but the Celtics pulled away in the 3rd quarter to win 107–99. Irving led the way in scoring again with 26 points but he got help as Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, and Marcus Morris combined for 52 points in a balanced effort for Boston.

Finally to close out the week, the Celtics hosted the worst team in the NBA in the Cleveland Cavaliers. This had trap game written all over it as it was the last game before the Celtics’ showdown against the Warriors.

Irving and Horford were held out for rest and it didn’t matter at all as the Celtics won 123–103. Terry Rozier balled out as he hit his first 8 shots and finished with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Jaylen Brown added 23 off of the bench for Boston.

So it was a good week for Boston as they took care of business and won 4 games they should have won. Now comes the huge test on Saturday as the Celtics face off against the defending champions. Get your popcorn ready. 30–18.

Steve Santoro (SVS_1993)

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Steven Santoro

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