Celtics have lost four games to teams that are a combined 34-7
Celtics are the best defensive team in the league "statistically" Opp FG%, 3pt%, PPG
Offensively they are 4th worst FG% and mid pack on 3pt%
Raps, Pacers, Nuggets, Bux are white hot right now.
Celtics don't look that bad really. Excuses include that Hayward has now played 10 full games with his new team. Morris is the teams leading % shooter with the shorter gentleman coming 9in second.
Big men seem to be messing with the Celtics, but, not overly badly.
Murray hung 55 points on them....kind of like Patrick Mahomes, huh? Is there some kind of advance plan for opposing guards going ballistic on the Celtics? He hit 5 out of 6 threes in the fourth...best to get on the bus and get the hell out of Denver for the one time you have to play there.
They were interviewing Tommy Heinsohn when he had just retired from coaching. The topic was drinking booze the night before a game. Red was worried about a New Years day game in Cincinnati against the Royals.
Tommy described how Red put everyone on curfew and had an alcohol free new Years party in his hotel suite to keep everyone honest.
'So, Tommy, how did Red's no booze policy work out for the Royals game?"
Tommy laughs..."They killed us, I think we lost by 18 points."
Sometimes your going to get beat.
Terry three stix is 39% from three. which means the best "offensive" starting line up is...
Baynes..........off the bench
Of course, based on his output last night...
#44 Robert Williams from Texas A&M is the starting center for the Boston Celtics
At his HOF induction ceremony, Bob will joke that one of his first rookie games, Jamal Murray stuck 55 points on his team.
Phoenix and Utah are a combined 6-13...maybe the Celtics can get some statistical improvement going against them.