The Rafters Pod Ep. 108: 4-0 Dominating Start

The Boston Celtics start the season 4-0 for the first time in 14 years, capping a dominating run with the second highest single-game scoring total in team history. A 155-104 blowout of the Indiana Pacers on November 1st. A clear blowout saw Boston rest all their starters rested for the fourth quarter. The second time they’ve been able to do that this season. The bench had been the weakest link to that point forcing Head Coach Joe Mazzulla to call a meeting with the second unit before Wednesday’s game. If this team is to remain the prohibitive favorite for title aspirations, there can be no weaknesses. Calling a team meeting this early on in the season is a bold play for the Coach Mazzulla but the results were clear. Against Indiana, the bench unit scored an astounding 46 points in the closing quarter. Quieting the media noise that Bostons bench doesn’t have what it takes to support the all-time starting lineup.

After two years of rumors, The NBA is unveiling a mid-season tournament. From November to December, teams will compete in a pool of randomly selected teams for cash incentives and record standings. The exact rules and structure are still largely unclear to many players and fans. It has been heavily advertised but not well explained. Connor and Liam share their thoughts the proposed tournament and its structure.

The Celtics have had a dominating start against a favorable schedule and that trend continues for the near future. The guys break down the next three games against the Nets, Timberwolves, and 76ers. Could they continue their undefeated streak? A deeper look at the schedule reveals a match-up with an underwhelming Milwaukee team in late November. That could be the first real test for this Celtics team against top tier talented team

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