As October comes to an end, the Celtics are still trying to shake off the training camp rust along with everyone else. They had three games this week against two different opponents. First up, they went on the road to play the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game started off ugly as the Celtics were stale on offense. But they caught fire in the 3rd as they outscored the Thunder 40-23 and won the game 101-95. Marcus Morris hit the game winning shot to go along with 21 points and 10 rebounds off of the bench. Jayson Tatum led the team in scoring with 24 points.
Next up, the Celtics traveled to Detroit to take on the undefeated Pistons. In what was their most dominant game of the young season, the Celtics ran away with the win 109-89. Jaylen Brown had his best game of the year as he scored a team high 19 points. Daniel Theis also added 17 points and 8 rebounds off the bench to help fill Aron Baynes’ void. But that didn’t last for long as Theis was diagnosed with a tear of the plantar fascia in his foot. He’s been ruled out indefinitely.
The Celtics and the Pistons then both traveled to Boston to have a rematch a few days later. The Pistons played a lot better as the game came down to the final minutes. But the Celtics held on to win 108-105. Kyrie Irving had his best game of the season as he scored 31 points on 10-16 from the floor. Morris had another impressive game as he scored 15 points and grabbed 9 boards off of the bench. So it was an overall good week for the Celtics as they continue to find their stride. 5-2.
Steve Santoro (SVS_1993)