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Boston Celtics Take Down Wizards In Game 1 After Going Down Big

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Boston Celtics Take Down Wizards In Game 1 After Going Down Big

To start game 1 against the Washington Wizards the Boston Celtics had the worst start anyone could have possibly imagined. To start the game the Wizards scored 16 unanswered points with the Celtics unable to score a point until there was only 6 and change left in the first quarter.

At one point in the first the Celtics found themselves down 17 points, but with all of this coming so early there was plenty of time for Boston to turn it around.

The Celtics rallied hard and closed the gap by half-time and even managed to draw even before the half closed with the C’s trailing 64-59. The first third quarter turned into an all Boston affair with the Celtics outscoring the Wizards to the tune of 36-16 and Boston even held a 16 point lead at one point.

The beginning of the fourth quarter is where the Wizards shifted the game back with Marcus Smart losing control of himself and turned the ball over several times before Brad Stevens sent in Jaylen Brown to play the final 6 minutes to turn the tide back into Boston’s favor and ultimately seal the victory.

When the dust settled on game 1 the Boston Celtics miraculously won 123-111 over the Wizards behind Isaiah Thomas and a supporting cast that put up enough support to help the little guy propel his team to victory.

Thomas’s story to this game continues to be tragic with Thomas flying back to Boston last night after attending his sister’s funeral out in Tacoma, Washington. Despite all the odds stacked against him, he was able to drop 33 points and 9 assists, but unlike other games this season he was able to get support from a good amount of his teammates.

Al Horford had a career type of game and was one rebound shy of a triple-double with the big man scoring 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists with a good chunk of his points coming in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory for Boston. Another big contributor to the win was Jae Crowder who hit a number of clutch shots and ended the day with 24 points and a crazy +26 rating.

The leaders off the bench were Kelly Olynyk who was instrumental in the first half comeback by netting 12 points in the first half to get the C’s within reach. Smart who struggled late in the game and was benched still made an impact on the court and overall had an impressive defensive game for Boston.

Terry Rozier had an impact with 8 boards and Jaylen Brown who replaced Smart had several key plays in the final 6 minutes of the game including a big assist to Jae Crowder for three and a big three-pointer of his own to make it a 10 point game at the time.

Boston is now ahead in the series 1-0 and they have one more home game before heading down to D.C. with game 2 of the series taking place on Tuesday night.

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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