The youngest and most talented of the Celtics are now being schooled, plain and simple, and they look soft and weak. They build sizable leads and blow them, and now, behind closed doors after another demoralizing loss, their locker room is erupting.
With another impressive performance Wednesday night in Utah Jayson Tatum, continues to inch closer and closer to NBA superstardom. While many fans and pundits seem surprised by he breakout second half, the man who drafted the 21-year-old Tatum is not among them.
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 Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com As clearly the best player on the Celtics last season, Kyrie Irving faced a lot of pressure to also be the leader - some of which he welcomed initially. It's now plainly obvious that he wasn't ready for such a role. And president of basketball ops Danny Ainge admits that the…