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Boston Celtics Blown Out In Game 1 Against LeBron

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Boston Celtics Blown Out In Game 1 Against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, But Now Is Not The Time To Waiver Your Support For The C’s

On Wednesday night the Boston Celtics took on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden in Boston.

For Boston things could not have gone worst, they came out slow and saw themselves in a hole that was insurmountable. When it was all said and done the Cavs embarrassed the Celtics 111-104 on the parquet.

Instead of giving the the specifics of how the Cavs decimated the Celtics, I am going to give you hope for game 2 and beyond, and no not the we still have the number 1 pick talk, but the talk of how the Boston Celtics can win this series in seven games.

With Boston having home court advantage and the first two games at home everyone knew it would be tough to take the first two against Cleveland, even with home court. Now with game 2 looming the C’s have a must win game if they have any hopes of moving on to the Finals.

A win in game 2 sends them up to Cleveland for a two game set at a 1-1 series tie. Now let us assume Boston snags one of those two games, come back to Boston tied again at 2-2, then grab game 5, lose game 6 in Cleveland, and then game 7 in the Garden will be Boston’s. If somehow Boston can force that pivotal game 7, there is no doubt in my mind that the Garden will give the Celtics all the confidence they need to dethrone the false king.

Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford will not repeat their game 1 performances, there will be more support from role players like Kelly Olynyk. As for stopping LeBron, Brad Stevens will watch the game film and see that rookie Jaylen Brown is the best option to go one on one with James.

Against the Chicago Bulls the Celtics went down 0-2, against the Washington Wizards everyone counted them out before it even started. Now is not the time to for support to waiver, after a quick turnaround the Garden was not full in game 1, for game 2? That should not be the story, a full arena chanting boos down on LBJ and the “chosen” team can make a difference. The key will be if IT and the C’s can give the fans something to cheer about.

Now is not the time to think ahead to the draft, now is the time to stand by the Boston Celtics and show the rest of the NBA why Boston has the greatest fans in the league.

 

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Celtics Set To Face Their Toughest Test

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The Boston Celtics have battled their way to a 13-game winning streak after losing the first two games of their season. This winning streak has catapulted the C’s to the top of the Eastern Conference and has gotten the attention of fans around the NBA. But on Thursday night this team will face it’s first big test, the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State is the reigning NBA champions and still has the most talented roster in the entire league. Boston has done it all during their winning streak, but this task could be their toughest obstacle.

Taking down the Warriors is a huge confidence swing for a team that is potentially eyeing a title chance at the end of the season. Drumming up a regular season game is usually a hard thing to do, but for this game, the two teams are legitimate title contenders. For the Celtics, the loss of Gordon Hayward was thought to be crippling to this year’s team’s potential. But the amount of grit and resilience they have shown has been remarkable.

Whether they have been without Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, or Jayson Tatum, this team has battled through it all to win 13 straight games. Thursday’s game will be a challenge, but one that could be very telling for the team’s long-term success.

Celtics-Warriors tips off at 8:00 pm on TNT.

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The Mask: Recalibrating Kyrie’s Face and the Offense

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Kyrie Irving is being obligated to accessorize on the basketball court. If you haven’t heard – It’s sort of a big deal. 

After getting elbowed in the face by Aron Baynes, during last Friday’s game, Kyrie will have to wear a protective mask for a little while. And many fans believe that Irving wears the good ol’ Rip Hamilton face mask with suave fashionability. 

Despite the raving reviews and social media’s embracement, Irving peers through his plastic transparency with defeated eyes. He looks like an emasculated puppy who has to wear one of those postoperative head-cones.

It’s apparent that Irving wants to release his bite, but feels that all he can do is bark, behind the silly partition. On Tuesday afternoon, Kyrie voiced his ambivalent love for the sensation that his prescription face shield has become. “I know it’s for my safety.” He volunteered during a press conference, before doing battle with the Brooklyn Nets.

Conversely, in his first game back since the recent facial injury, Kyrie Irving did not play with his tail between his legs. He attacked the Barclays Center like a beast unleashed.

Kyrie absolutely stifled the resolve of the Nets, with lancinating drives and frustrated flair. He was able to channel his embarrassment into his performance.

The annoying piece of hardware, that scratched at his face and jostled his vision, was ticking him off in a productive manner. After every play, Kyrie would remove the mask, guffaw at its dorkiness, readjust and then get back to work.

Irving, with a game-high 25 points and 5 assists, would lead the Celtics to a 109-102 victory over Brooklyn, on Tuesday night.

Celtics fans may not realize this, but Kyrie’s notorious mask is going to have a huge influence on the games in which it appears. Not only will the facemask recalibrate Kyrie Irving’s expression, but it will also recalibrate the entire Celtics offense.

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Boston Celtics Excitement Reaching 2008 Levels

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The 2017-18 Boston Celtics are on a bit of a roll right now with a 12 game win streak. Going into this season the hype surrounding a team that added not one but two superstars was high. And this team has yet to disappoint. But the way they are doing it is beyond impressive.

When Gordon Hayward went down there was an eerie feeling of a new season already being ruined. But with the youth movement in full swing, this team had something else in mind. Boston has battled through it all during their win streak. They have played without Al Horford and Kyrie Irving at times showing the full repertoire of what coach Brad Stevens has to offer.

Stevens during this run has drawn up game-winning plays with personnel such as Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown playing well beyond their years. Can this run continue? Are they as good as they are playing? Yes and yes. Obviously, they will lose a basketball game sooner rather than later, but they have yet to play their best basketball.

Brown and Tatum are both young players who in theory will continue to grow and develop as the season progresses. And they are not the only ones, the other young players should be able to do the same under Stevens. On top of that Irving who has fit right into the Stevens’ system, in theory, has yet to hit his stride in the system. Others such as Morris and Baynes are also in that category.

Boston might be in the midst of a serious winning streak, but they still have room for growth. Can they win a title this season without Hayward? Why not? In the NBA playoffs, the team with the superstars tend to win which Boston would be outgunned when playing a Cleveland or a Golden State. But along the way, if they can get Tatum and others some playoff experience and a chance to see what getting close to a championship is like it could go a long way when Hayward returns.

No matter what happens this years team is the first big excitement surrounding the Celtics since Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen teamed up with Paul Pierce.

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