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I heard someone say “Celtics are taking it all!” in celebration after the C’s 116-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets last night.
The Celtics are 24 and 15 and 5th in the Eastern Conference…but the Nets are 20-22 and 8th in the EC. It’s not like we beat the Bucks or the Raptors, who are 28-11 and 30-12 respectively. The Celtics have been doing fine, but not great. Since New Year’s Eve, when they lost to the Spurs, they’ve beat the Timberwolves, Mavericks, and now the Nets. Tomorrow they play the Pacers, who are 3rd in the EC. Anyone who says the Celtics are “taking it all!” is going to be extremely disappointed in the outcome of this game. The Pacers haven’t lost since December 19th, and they even beat the Raptors in their matchup Sunday. Team leaders include Victor Oladipo, who averages 20.1 points per game, Domantas Sabonis, who averages 9.6 rebounds under the basket, and Darren Collison, who moves the ball. Between Bojan Bogdanovic Thaddeus Young, Coy Joseph, Kyle O’Quinn, Myles Turner, and Tyreke Evans, the Pacers have a solid rotation.
The Celtics, on the other hand, aren’t doing anything monumental until they get it together. In their matchup last night, the lead scorer was (obviously) Kyrie with 17 followed by Jayson Tatum with 16. Everyone else needs to get their “ish” together. I’m unimpressed with Brad’s unstable rotation between Morris Sr., Horford, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier III, Gordon Hayward, Daniel Theis, and Semi Ojeleye. Bottom line, this is how I feel about the C’s:
Cover image via Celtics Wire.