As most of you already know, Boston has been the hub of sports for the past two decades, winning 12 championships in the process. From the Patriots dynasty (still going), to the Red Sox randomness of great seasons, to the Bruins having two more shots at the Cup, and the Celtics still trying to get banner 18 for the first time since 2008, the city is certainly trying to add more. All four teams have a decent to really good chance at winning one or a few during this new decade, which begs the question, who’s most likely to hold a trophy first this decade?
If you had told me prior to the beginning of the season that the Celtics would start 15-5, have a 10-game winning streak, and be a three games out of the top seed in the East, I would have thought you were insane.
Part of their success has been due to Gordon Hayward finding his old form, but he’s also been out for over 3 weeks… but he could be back soon.
The NFL trade deadline came and went, and we saw a monumental move… okay not really. Aqib Talib was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Miami Dolphins for a 5th round pick (the idea being Miami could receive a compensatory draft pick in 2021). The NBA is back in full swing, and Wednesday night saw fight night ensue between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns. The fighting then continued on social media with loaded shots taken on Instagram and Twitter during the night; “this league!” The Warriors look to be in trouble, Aron Baynes might be the MVP this season, and LeBron James loves his tacos (oh yeah, Anthony Davis had a nice game too).
Celtics fans have been waiting for this game since Kyrie Irving took a dump on their Finals hopes last postseason. A fresh start, less mouths to feed, and we get a better look at the young core of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Last night was a blur.
Foul after foul, missed shot after missed shot. What’s worse: losing 107-93, being out rebounded 41-62 or missing 14 free throws? Because the Celtics did both and shot themselves in the foot.
But you know what? This is the first game of the season.
For any basketball fan, or NBA fan in general, Christmas is a special day. Presents, family, and food. Now add in 5 NBA games and you got yourself something to watch the entire day while enjoying your family and presents. It’s like getting an extra chicken nugget in your 10 piece (or 20 piece for the big fellas). Continue reading “The Knicks not Playing on Christmas is a Blessing”