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Post by dboss on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:01 pm

The Celtics play in Brooklyn tonight in a game that takes on a bit more significance for several reasons.

No team has abused the Nets on so many levels as the Boston Celtics.  Those 3 Nets picks turned into 4 first round picks.  The Celtics and their extensive fan base continue to bask in delight.  Along the way however a couple of things have changed.

First of all the Nets are no longer an automatic W on anyone's schedule and second and most relevant to us is that the Celtics performance this year has been up and down and round and round.  And sometimes it has even gone sideways.

After winning 4 straight at home including a 'this is how good we can be' throttling over the Pacers, Boston has dropped 2 games on the road to teams that are borderline Lottery/playoff candidates.
Both Kyrie and Smart will sit this one out and since Brown and Rozier have been getting more than their share of criticism, it gives both of them a chance to silence the critics.   These two players are very talented.

As Kyrie backs away from his public outcry over the loss in Orlando, Brad's challenge as our coach is now in unfamiliar territory.    This has been a difficult year.  You have 8 players on this team that are 30 minutes per game guys but you have a much deeper roster.  Sometimes in an effort to get everybody minutes you dilute the quality of the rotation because continuity can only be stretched so far.

Now you find yourself in a must win situation against a team that was banter fodder on the schedule.
If this team does not want to grow roots in 5th place they need to get on with the business of winning.  No more bitching and complaining.  Just do it.

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