One of the most dominant teams during the NBA’s seeding round, the Boston Celtics kept the momentum going with a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in game one of their first-round playoff series.
Three days removed from his All-Star snub, Jaylen Brown is doing his best to make voters second guess leaving him off the roster. The fourth-year forward exploded for 32 points Saturday night as the Celtics topped the Sixers 116-95 at TD Garden.
If the Pats lose tomorrow, we’ll view the loss as sign that the Tom Brady era is coming to a close. But if they win – and if N’keal Harry and the offense continue to improve – we’ll wonder if Brady and the Pats have yet another Super Bowl tucked in their hip pads. And that is quite a dramatic contrast.
Under Brad Stevens, the Celtics never won a playoff series without Al Horford. In meaningful games, they lost convincingly. So it's fair to wonder if Horford, not Kyrie Irving, was the bigger loss for the team.
By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com What you've seen in the last 24 hours, first against the Golden State Warriors and then against the Sacramento Kings, is exactly what the Celtics thought they were getting in Gordon Hayward before That Night in Cleveland. Hint, hint: It's all kinds of awesome. In what finished as a 111-109 win…
So we’ll say it again: don’t make too much of this. If the Celtics go out and revert tonight against the Sacramento Kings, last night’s win becomes nothing more than another outlier. We need to see something reasonably consistent from this team – over an extended period of time – before we can even begin to believe that have cured of the selfishness and pettiness that has plagued them all season. That said, the basketball last night was, at times, scintillating.