After trailing by as much as 17 last night against the Golden State Warriors, the Boston Celtics stormed back and won their 14th straight game. In Thursday nights’ contest, the Celtics held the Warriors to a season-low 88 points and even forced 7 turnovers in the third quarter alone. They just keep finding new ways to win, even with a banged-up roster. Even though it’s still early in the season, the Celtics are showing they have what it takes to compete with anybody. Boston’s leading the league in points allowed. They held the number one offense in the league to under 90 points… think about that.
Boston is playing slowed down at their own pace, and their new point guard is thriving because of it. Kyrie Irving has made it known that this is HIS team and he would get my vote for the MVP right now. He’s looking to prove he has what it takes to lead a team. So far so good.
The Celtics only have two blemishes on their record, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Milwaukee Bucks. However, after losing that game, as well as new all-star forward Gordon Hayward, the Celtics have been on a tear. Looking down the road for the next few games, the Celtics can reach 20 straight wins. Baring, they can get past the Orlando Magic, yeah, I said the Magic. I highly doubt they will come close to the NBA record 33 straight games, set by the 71′ Lakers.
The team just seems like they are gelling together. Al Horford is quietly having a great start to the season. Second-year guard Jaylen Brown is showing he has star-like potential. Rookie Jayson Tatum is making people wonder why he wasn’t the number one overall pick in the draft. Brad Stevens is doing an amazing job getting every player on that roster to perform. I’m not sure if it’s luck or because of the kind of soft schedule, but Boston might have what it takes to make a deep run in the playoffs.