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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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The “Green” Lining

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Not to understate the solemnity of Gordon Hayward‘s injury, but the Boston Celtics are going to be just fine.

Saying, that without one player, the C’s are done for presupposes that this team is short on talent. It’s not.

When a newly acquired superstar goes down, it’s hard for fans to manufacture any positivity. Especially when such a thing happens during the first quarter of the season-opener. But let’s try to take a look at the implications of Hayward’s injury, without myopic jumpiness.

The 2017-18 season is very far from over for the Celtics. Gordon Hayward dislocating his ankle did not fracture Boston’s playoff hopes.

There are a few reassuring abstractions to be made from the box score of Tuesday night’s game, in which Hayward suffered the gruesome left leg injury.

Yes, the C’s lost to the Cavs 99-102, but this team passionately competed. And they mustered up the resolve to do so with one of their best players being escorted to the hospital.

This fact alone suggests that there are guys on this team who are willing, and able, to attempt to fill Gordon Hayward’s Nikes.

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Gordon Hayward Goes Down With Serious Injury

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Something you never want to see.

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward went down with a serious leg injury just five minutes into his Celtics career. Hayward went up for an alley-oop against the Cleveland Cavaliers and came down awkwardly on his leg.

It looked like his ankle was dislocated/fractured.

Upon suffering the injury the game was stopped with players and fans alike in complete disbelief of what had occurred. Hayward was stretchered off the court wearing an air cast on his leg.

He was brought into the Cavs locker room for further evaluation and was then going to be moved to another area of the arena.

Celtics and Cavs medical staff announced that the injury suffered by Hayward is a fractured left ankle. A quick google search pegs the timeline at six weeks for the bones to heal.

More information to come as the story develops….

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Celtics Talk: The Little Guys

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The play of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will not make or break this Celtics team. Everyone knows that they’ll perform. No it’s the ancillary characters, those hard-nosed guys who have been placed on the backburner, that will make the difference for Boston during the upcoming 2017-18 season.

This past summer was charged with controversy and pandemonium, following some massive moves made by Danny Ainge and his subordinates. Dishing out well-groomed fan favorites to teams manifold, Boston felt like the nexus of offseason activity in the NBA.

Many Celtics fans still harbor some reproach, regarding the unfamiliarity of this team. But I assure you that there is still exists that “Tommy Point” foundation, which the Celtics will look to for a foothold when the going gets tough. These are the individuals that will dictate the trajectory of this team’s season.    

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