Felger & Mazz

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The Boston Celtics will host the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden on Thursday night in a 2022 NBA Final rematch. Felger, Mazz, and Murray open the show discussing the importance of the game and if the team has championship mettle.

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  • Mazz thinks this is a must win game

    Felger: Mazz, what did you just say to me as we were coming on?

    Mazz: Got to win this game. Got to win it. Like again, what are you going to lose to these guys again? They beat you four out of six last year. They beat you this year. That’s five out of seven, you’re going to lose six out of eight and lose on your home floor? When you went out there and they didn’t have Wiggins they beat your ass?

    Felger: They have Wiggins back tonight?

    Mazz: Good question. I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t know. Jaylen Brown, is he still listed as questionable?

    Felger: That’s what Mazzula said to the guys.

    Jim Murray: He practiced yesterday afternoon, basically going to be a game time decision.

    Mazz: Okay. And what I would say is with or without him, I don’t care. They beat you out there without Wiggins. You added Brogdon, you’re supposed to be better. You’re on your floor. Don’t lose to these guys. Don’t. And in fact, as I was listening to Sean Grande right there, I’m thinking if I’m Mazzula, you know what I do? The guys show up tonight, I have game six showing on the monitor in the locker room. Guys, you remember this? I’d even put it on the freaking video board when they go out for warmup. That’s what I would do. Because, like, the one thing we look at with the Celtics is like they still have sort of this attitude of like, “Oh, yeah, you know, the games don’t count yet,” like their LeBron James who’s going at nine straight finals or whatever the hell the number was. And you know what? Like, I’m sorry, but I think the teams that win championships recognize the big games on the schedule during the regular season and this is one of them.

    Felger: There’s only a handful.

    Mazz: That’s right, there aren’t that many. There are a handful during the year that really, really mean something. And I think the Celtics have something to establish. I think they have something to prove to themselves, to the Warriors, to the rest of the league that “who we were last year is not who we are now”.

  • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a layup against Jaylen Brown #7 and Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics during the second quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a layup against Jaylen Brown #7 and Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics during the second quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Do the Celtics have Championship Mettle?

    Felger: Here’s a question for you….Do you think the Celtics have championship mettle?

    Mazz: No.

    Jim Murray: I don’t know.

    Mazz: I mean, they haven’t proven it to me yet, I’ll put it that way.

    Felger: I think Murray has the right answer. I mean, unless you’re right, I mean, you can be right. But that’s where I’m at. I don’t know. Do you out there in green land?

    Mazz: Well put it this way. Did they have it last year?

    Felger: No!

    Jim Murray: No!

    Mazz: Then my answer is still no.

    Jim Murray: No, I mean, they’ve said all the right things. I mean, Tatum has said all the right things. But again, I go back to early December, when they first played this team out in their arena and they failed that test. And so I think tonight, it’s a must win, literally, because you only play this team twice and what you’re going to get swept by them and then cross your fingers and hope to not see them in the finals? Because that’s what it’s going to be. They’ll still be hovering over you. I know they’re at .500. They’ve struggled this season, They’ve sucked away from home. But otherwise you’re hoping someone knocks them off or they don’t make the playoffs because if they beat you tonight, they sweep you for the two game season series and you hope you don’t play them in the finals again, because they will prove to be your daddy’s again. And Tatum needs to have a big night too. Speaking of him.

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