The Boston Celtics are quietly but surely taking the NBA by storm! A team that many thought was going to be in the middle of the pack (after losing Gordon Hayward). Is currently holding the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and dished out 7 rebounds. Al Horford added 15 points 10 rebounds and Jaylen Brown chipped in 11 points. As the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 at the Philips Arena. To win their 9th straight game.
After losing their first two games of the season to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics have been nothing but a thrill to watch. They beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-94. The Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 and the Orlando Magic 104-88. All teams that are playing above 500 basketball.
However, last night win didn’t come easy. As the Atlanta Hawks came in confident after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-115 Sunday night. The two teams exchanged the lead 24 times. Before Kyrie Irving put the Celtics up 104-103 (and for good). When he hit a big three-pointer from the corner with just 1:34 left in the game.
When you take a look at the Boston Celtics roster. The names on it won’t blow you away. Kyrie Irving, Al Hartford, and Marcus Smart are the team’s most recognizable ones. But it’s Jaylen Brown who’s the team’s second-leading scorer and rookie Jason Tatum who’s the fourth.
And for those who may say “Well Brown and Tatum were both the third player’s picked in the NBA draft”. My rebuttal to that would be “So was Jahlil Okafor“.
Dennis Schroder led his team with 23 points. Marco Belinelli and Dewayne Desmond both added 19 and Malcolm Delaney chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks.
The Celtics are about to start a three-game homestead tomorrow night. While the Hawks will be on the road for the next three.