The Boston Celtics won their 4th straight game last night, beating the Miami Heat at the T. D. Garden 107-99.
It was a nice bounce back win for the Celtics after they lost to the Heat just 11 days prior in Miami, 115-99. They have now defeated the Raptors (Wed.), Grizzlies (Fri.), Hawks (Sat.), and Heat (Mon.) in the span of a week. But the thing is, the Celtics NEED to keep this up.
We all know that Kyrie Irving is an unbelievable player. Again last night, he put on a show with another double-double of 26 points and 10 assists. But they can’t rely on just Kyrie night in and night out. For the momentum to continue, they’ll need consistent production from other veterans like Al Horford and Marcus Morris.
The Celtics have been on a stretch where they are 8-3 in their last 11, but nobody talks about that. Also, they are 1.5 games out of the 4 seed and 2.5 out of the 3 seed. To me, this seems like a foregone conclusion that they can get to the 3 seed in no time if they can keep the momentum going. When this team is unselfish and the chemistry is there, the NBA knows they need to watch out.
Of course, more big games from Kyrie Irving night in and night out wouldn’t be a bad thing either.
Now, the Celtics have a game on Wednesday, taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs currently have the worst record in the East at 9-39. However, with this Celtics team, anything can happen.
But for now, let’s just enjoy that the Celtics are finding ways to win games down the stretch.
So What Do We Do Now?
Beat Cleveland on Wednesday night and then get ready for a tilt with the…Golden State Warriors?
Anybody else feel this game just creep up on us? I know it did for me with all of the Patriots playoff action going on. But don’t forget, this Celtics team can be pretty good too!
-Alan Nahigian (BigAl2793)
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