This was a clear trap game for the Celtics being their first home game in a week. The Chicago Bulls were set to come out and take this game after their loss to Phoenix. The Celtics came out exactly the way you would expect them to….flat, but the Bulls didn’t keep the foot on our throat. Instead they just let us back up and this team showed why they are going to be a top team in the East. The defense was excellent and the bench play was astounding putting up 40 points and coming up huge in the second half.
Isaiah Thomas didn’t have it in the first half and was putting up crap and looking almost lethargic. Then all of a sudden in the second he decided to explode and finish with 20. Making big plays like this…
The most exciting part about this win is that everyone got involved. The Celtics had 8 players in double digits. Kelly Olynyk and the man bun banking 15 points with no mercy. Sullinger pulling down 16 rebounds, if the Celtics play like this they should be able to compete with any team in the NBA. That’s right, even the Steph Curry show.
The Celtics face the Warriors on Friday night. Listen, I’m not stupid, I know saying that are going to win this game is completely ridiculous and I should be hung up in a public square just for speaking out against the almighty Golden State Warriors. With that said, why not this team right now? It’s crazy, but I really think there is a possibility. Keep in mind Klay Thompson will not be available on Friday splitting the splash bros in half. The Celtics could surprise some people Friday night.
Tonight I basically penciled in a loss on the calendar and if I wasn’t broke I would’ve put my money where my mind was and bet the Bulls. I guess that’s why I’m broke. The Celtics have a shot on Friday. Believe me, don’t believe me. Either way I’m gonna be deep in my fantasy land till Friday night when the results are in.
Here’s some highlights from tonight’s big win
Don’t forget about the 360 jam by Turner