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Boston Celtics Playoff Talk: Game 1 rundown of Celtics vs Bulls

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Boston Celtics Playoff Talk: Game 1 rundown of Celtics vs Bulls

Yesterday night in TD Garden, the Boston Celtics played the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Boston came up short, losing to Chicago 106-102, after a late 8-0 run by the Bulls.

Isaiah Thomas was questionable playing last night after his sister, Chyna Thomas, passed away the day before, due to a tragic car accident in their home state. However, Thomas did play last night ending the game with 33 points.

Boston held a pregame moment of silence for the all-star guard, as a sector of the all-star guard’s emotional pregame introduction.

Isaiah Thomas is expected to play tomorrow night in game 2, before heading off to be with his family and mourn the death of his sister.

Al Horford had 19 points, 8 assists, and 9 rebounds for the Celtics, which helped the Celtics stay present in the game.

Celtics fans rallied behind Thomas as well, flooding him with a huge applause when he was announced.

On the other hand, point guard of the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy butler had 30 points and 9 rebounds, which boosted the Bulls to secure the win over the top-seeded Boston Celtics.

Bobby Portis completed the night with a surprising 19 points for the Bulls.

Chicago’s bench outscored the Celtics 35-22 as well,  and the Bulls outrebounded Boston 32-16 in the first half, including 16 offensive rebounds, which made a great boost in the Bulls win.

All things considered, Chicago did have errors, as Dwayne Wade stole a pass from Thomas, and immediately traveled downcourt for a fast break, but the ball hit the rim after trying to execute a one-handed dunk with Thomas in his way. The aging process looks to be in effect for the all-star point guard.

Neither the Celtics or Bulls had more than a two-possession lead though, until the ever-changing fourth quarter when Butler scored 10 points in a row to give Chicago the outright lead.

Game 2 is tomorrow night in Boston.

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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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