Winning cures everything. The Boston Celtics are winning quite a lot now and everything feels good. After taking a 2-0 lead on the Pacers, both teams traveled down to Indiana for Game 3. This was a must win for the Pacers and it was important for Boston to come out with focus.
They did just that as Boston came out firing. They took a 41-28 lead after the 1st quarter and was in control for most of the game. They won 104-96 to take a commanding 3-0 on the Pacers. Jaylen Brown played out of his mind as he hit his first of 8 shots and finished with a game-high 23 points. Kyrie Irving finished with a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists. It was a great win with one more to go.
Sunday, the Celtics had a chance to sweep the Pacers out of the playoffs and they did just that. Game 4 was closer than Game 3, but the Celtics won 110-106. The Celtics had 7 players who scored in double figures in which Gordon Hayward led the team with 20 points.
Marcus Morris added 18 points and 8 rebounds off of the bench for the Celtics. Like I said earlier, winning cures everything and the Boston Celtics are winning. Now it’s onto the second round where they will face the best team in basketball with the Milwaukee Bucks. This series feels like a tossup to me. The Bucks have the best player and home-court while the Celtics have an overall better collection of talent. But considering the Celtics’ expectations at the beginning of the year, they have to win this series. Get ready for a fun matchup.
Steve Santoro (SVS_1993)