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Boston Celtics Get Torched By Cleveland Cavaliers In Franchises Worst Playoff Loss

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Boston Celtics Get Torched By Cleveland Cavaliers In Franchises Worst Playoff Loss With The C’s Failing To Show Up In A Must Win Game At Home

The Boston Celtics should feel embarrassed for their game 2 showing against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, never have I seen a playoff team get absolutely obliterated by another team in their own building like the Celtics did on Friday night.

In a must win game the Celtics were handed a 130-86 loss to follow up their game 1 loss in which they were also blown out.

King James showed why he is the best player on the planet with an easy 30 points on 12-18 shooting. But with the Cavs being a super team he was helped out by Kevin Love who recorded a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebonds, guard Kyrie Irving also had himself a nice night with 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting with three assists.

For the Celtics the only player worth is weight in game 2 happened to be the Rook, Jaylen Brown. Brown came away with 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Every other player for Boston deserves to feel ashamed for the way they performed in front of their home crowd. Everyone coming into this series knew Cleveland had a better, deeper team, but what we saw in Game 2 was inexcusable by the Boston Celtics. Cleveland is great, but what happened Friday night at the Garden was a team that showed little fight despite it being a “must-win” game. This Celtics team did not deserve to wear the jerseys or play on the same court under the banners hoisted up by the legends that came before them.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas left the game early with a right hip strain after going 0-6 from the field and was a -32. After the game Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens says Thomas’s hip has been bothering him since Game 6 against the Wizards and he will be reevaluated on Saturday.

At this point the series is seemingly over heading to Cleveland down 0-2, it is a real possibility Boston gets swept. While it is important not to overreact to the outcome of this series, it should be taken into account when Danny Ainge is planning out the future of this team and what they should do with the number 1 overall pick. After watching LeBron, I think the Celtics best option is to draft Fultz with the goal of him being in his prime in a post-LeBron era.

No amount of excuses can account for the play in game 2, time to move on from the series, close it out and start the rumor mill that will be coming shortly there-after.

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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Jayson Tatum’s Patience: The Deciding Factor

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There is currently a preponderance of NBA rookies who are dominating the league. We’re talking about 20-somethings (some even younger than that) leading their teams in nearly every statistical category.

This is no longer your father’s NBA.

Gone are the days of “earning your stripes”. In today’s game, if a player has the talent he’s going to be encouraged to use it.

Our favorite youngling, here in Boston, is unanimously Jayson Tatum. This 19-year-old kid has stormed the Garden like some new-school Larry BirdPaul Pierce hybrid. He’s the futuristic embodiment of “Celtics Basketball” – the silhouette for Boston’s modern logo.

But Tatum’s not even the superlative of this year’s rookie class!

Many “Green Teamers” would argue the cockeyed contention that Jayson Tatum is a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year. As heartening as it may be for the flourishing freshman to hear such high praise, it still stems from unchecked fandom.

I swear, there must be something circulating around the Charles River. It seems that Boston has become more and more generous, in recent years, when it comes to appraising young talent.

In every sport, we’re ready to give our kindergarteners their high school diploma, the very second they demonstrate their ability.

The homer expectations, surrounding Jayson Tatum, are in need of an adjustment. Let’s take a look at a few rookies, who are ahead of Tatum in the primary categories.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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New England is now fully immersed in the brisk whirlwind of the holiday season. This is a conflicted time for sports fans.

The threadbare traditions and awkward reunion of estranged family members only serves to interrupt our connection to our favorite teams. And it happens right when we’re in the thick of things.

How can one prioritize with so many agendas – family or sports? Surely there will come a moment when you’ll have to choose.

But do not worry. Trifecta Sports has your back.

We’re here to abbreviate all of the Boston Sports highlights so that fans can stay tuned in, all while going through the motions of the season. I promise to be even more critical and unforgiving, when eviscerating the play of New England teams.

So do your thing! Put a smile on for the family. And keep coming to Trifecta for sports news, whenever you get a free second to pretend that you’re bathroom.

You already know what this is, folks. It’s time for another perturbed installment of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Walking in Winter Wonderland Edition.

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Celtics 2018 Draft Prospects

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They say lightning never strikes twice, but the Boston Celtics have managed to capture lightning in a bottle multiple times, with their past several draft picks. From flowering stars like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, to secondary underdogs like Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart – the C’s recent draft decisions look more educated with every passing game.

But the exhilarating string of Brooklyn picks, which the infamous Big 3 trade exfoliated, are now all but exhausted. Well, directly speaking that is (semantics). Boston must now face a new mutation of parlayed picks and the stipulations that come with them.

Fun, right?

The selections of the immediate future will be governed by all sorts of caveats and esoteric protections that are hard to get excited about.

Nonetheless, Danny Ainge and his pencil-pushing subordinates have demonstrated their superlative ability to make something out of nothing. Whether the Celtics have the first pick or the last pick, they are going to find value in a “Belichickian” manner.

Let’s take a look at the prospects that Boston should consider drafting, come June of 2018.

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