After their 16 game winning streak finally ended, the Celtics looked to rebound as they traveled home. In the first game this week, the Celtics hosted the Orlando Magic where they debuted their all-black uniforms. Personally, I love them; they’re just sleek and it works for this generation. As for the game itself; it was a blowout from the start. The Celtics scored 73 points in the 1st half and won the game 118—103. Kyrie Irving scored 30 points under 30 minutes and Terry Rozier scored a career high 23 points off the bench. The only reason this game was under 20 points because Boston threw in the bench warmers for entire 4th quarter.
The Celtics then traveled to Indiana to take on the surprising Pacers. But both teams weren’t at full strength as Victor Oladipo was out for the Pacers and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris were out for the Celtics. Morris’ ankle was bothering him and Brown was at his friend’s funeral. Getting back to the game, this was one of the more impressive wins for Boston as they came back to win 108—98. The difference of the game took place in the 3rd quarter as the Celtics outscored the Pacers 37—16. Kyrie once again led the way as he scored 25 points and dished out 6 assists. Al Horford had been struggling but had a bounce back game here as he scored 21 points. Lastly, Rozier had another great game off of the bench as he shot 7-9 from the floor and scored 17 points.
As for the final game of the week, the Celtics hosted the Detroit Pistons and welcomed back Avery Bradley. Bradley was asked about being back in Boston and he said it was great to be back in his 2nd home. Before the game, the Celtics gave Bradley a video tribute and he got a solid applause from the crowd. As for the game for itself, it was a dog fight between to really good teams but the Pistons won 118—108. The star of the game was by far Andre Drummond as he finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds. He single handedly beat the Celtics and Horford couldn’t do anything about it. Detroit is a legit team and this could be a team that Boston faces down the road.
Written By: Steven Santoro (SVS_1993)