Andrew wrote:Caught the end of the game against the Warriors, great win for the Celtics there. The Splash Brothers are admittedly misfiring in the fourth as of late, but credit to the Celtics for turning it up when it mattered, going on that run and forcing all those turnovers.
Avery Bradley's defense in the fourth quarter was top notch. He was harassing Curry all over the floor, and was causing so many turnovers and rushed shots. He also hit that sweet mid range clutch jumper at the end.
Jae Crowder with the two beautiful 3 point bombs off of Offensive Rebounds at the end of the game, clutch. One of them was because GSW doubled Horford (Horford was being guarded by Klay Thompson), and he kicked it out, and Crowder made them pay.
Kelly Olynyk (+29 btw) with some awesome offensive fire power, KO has been growing on me, I feel like he is getting better and better as the season goes on. Did anybody see that sweet ball/dribble fake he pulled off in the 4th quarter en route to a dunk? He faked Iggy out big time. Nice to have a big guy that can do that.
I.T. With the big clutch 3, and deferring when he needed to. I'm glad he didn't force the issue, he relied on his teammates when he was guarding tight. Good stuff.
And of course Horford with his hustle, and his high basketball IQ. And Smart with his hustle plays (And sweet bounce pass to Olynyk, and sweet tweener pullup from like 7 feet).
I liked what Steven did with the rotations this game, and maybe what I.T. said made an impact on that. It was nice to NOT see James Young out there in the 4th, Jerebko played a bit to long for my liking in the 4th, but other than that it was solid.
How nice was it to see Boston win (And Curry SUCK in the 4th) after he talked smack to Jaylen Brown after that buzzer beating 3 in the third? Awesome. Draymond Green as his usually talking crap self after a couple of his dunks. The Warriors have turned into a bunch of babies it seems, I remember when they won the title in 14-15, they were humble and I don't remember them complaining so much. They seem to complain about everything, and show off WAY more than they should. Curry was acting like a baby about his reach in at the end of the game, when he CLEARLY reached in across the offensive players arms, it was a clear foul. Also, watching Livingston shoot that 13 foot fadeaway with completely blue sky and not even hit rim... wow... be cause that IS his shot. The Warriors looked like a wreck in the 4th.
Love seeing the Celtics healthy and showing what they can do. I'm really looking forward to seeing how we play as we get closer to the playoffs.