It wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t pretty, well except for this:
Please Jaylen don’t hurt ’em.
But nonetheless the Celtics got win number thirteen in a row last night in Brooklyn.
This year’s Nets are no pushovers. They’ve beaten the Cavs and they’re #5 in the League in scoring average at 110 per game. Last night they attempted 35 three-pointers (superchucker Joe Harris jacked up 11 in 20 minutes on his own) and they showed the ability to rack up points in a hurry. So this was no walk in the park for the C’s.
Masked Kyrie scored 25 but only shot 8 for 20 and visibly struggled with his facial protection apparatus all night long, taking the mask off at every dead ball moment and even adjusting the straps mid-play at times.
But his frustration with the mask did not keep him from playing his usual attacking way:
Or his court vision:
The real key to the win was the play of Marcus Morris, 8-12 from the field, 2-3 behind the arc for 21 points. His ability to create offense, spread the floor and hit shots is a MAJOR difference between this year and last year’s team:
Is there anything left to say about Jayson Tatum? This is not a rookie. Rookies don’t quietly knock down 6 of 9 shots, bang in a couple of threes and get 19 points like “oh don’t worry about me I’ll just chill over here until you need me”:
The Warriors are up next. Thursday night in Boston but I’m not worried. Right now I’m like…