The C's probably got away with one in Memphis against a banged-up and battered Grizzlies, but a win is a win, and last night's victory was the C's 6th straight. At 11-2, the Celtics have the best record in the NBA. We're playing for a banner, but you gotta enjoy the ride *3 shaka emojis*.
I was switching back and forth between the C's and SNF like Ray Allen because YoutubeTV multi-screen technology is still in its infancy and won't let you choose your multi-screen combos. Plus, I was playing Madden and texting this new girl that I low-key might marry, so hand-up, I wasn't paying super-close attention to either game, but I saw the ending in real-time and caught all the craziness. That's what matters! Porzingis had the game-winning slam (great pass, Jayson!) and ended the game in style with rejection.
It's hard to make up for nearly a decade of Marcus Smart antics, but you gotta love this reaction from KP! That was pure swag. It kinda reminds me of when Gronk laughed in a Steelers defenders face after making a sick grab for a 2-pointer.
It would've been nice to see Marcus on the floor, but he's out for the next month or so with a foot injury. At least it's still all love between him and the C's. I wouldn't be shocked to see Marcus find his way back to Boston someday. IDK if it's even possible to happen this year, but I'd love to see it, cause it's gonna be bittersweet AF if we win it all without him.
I don't wanna mush the C's, but let's just say that both significant trades this off-season look to be major Brad Stevens wins. Timelord is nasty, but damaged goods. Jrue has been incredible. Credit to Brad for putting his brain ahead of his heart because I would've never pulled the trigger to move Marcus.
In addition to SIX blocks, KP was efficient AF in the paint last night.
Sure, Derrick White caked a lay-up that would've sealed the game and Memphis got a great open look at the game-winner and just missed it....but we won, so chiiiiillll. It's a long year. Just stack the wins. We don't care about covering the spread and love to see KP taking things into his own hands to ensure The Grizzlies' look to tie never stood a chance.
Last year's Cs probably lose this game, but things just feel different this season. Dare I say special??? KP won us the Knicks game that we probably should've lost, and yes, I'd love to see him get more boards, but overall, this trade has been phenomenal for the C's. Through 13 games, Porzingis is averaging 19.8 points, 6.8 boards (we'd like to see more out of someone his size!), and 1.8 blocks a night on 56.7% shooting.
Sam Hauser is a bucket. 5/7 from deep last night.
Jaylen's been a tad shaky from the floor to start the year (I'm not worried), but defensively he's elite.