I don't believe in jinxes, so I'm just gonna come out and say it; the only thing that can stop the Boston Celtics is themselves and injuries (maaaybe unconscious shooting from the Splash Bros too).
Sure, it's only one game, and they didn't even look like the C's in those Seattle Supersonic digs---
---but the defending Eastern Conference Championship Celtics looked nicer than a Stanzo brand fedora on opening night.
Grant Williams scored 15 on 100% shooting from the field.
Malcolm Brogdon is gonna be a force off the bench this year. He kept getting to the cup with ease.
126 points without Timelord, this team is gonna be something else once they're at full strength. I say let Rob take as much time as he needs. As great as last night was, it's just one of 82 games. They'll surely be off nights and head scratching losses, but this team is built for another Finals run. Not only did the Jays each drop 35 but they did so on efficient shooting. Jayson was eating on the glass too.
The 76ers are frauds, so I'm not gonna let one game blow too much smoke into my head, but last night was an excellent start for the 2022-23 campaign (at least for the C's....TNT fix your audio bro).
Again, it's all about 18 is a little too New York Yankee adjacent for me, but it really is all about 18. I'm gonna enjoy the ride, but after last season's Finals run, I just want it to be the playoffs (partly because that would mean it's spring/summer again). The C's even had a dude from Massachusetts on the floor for the first time since 2004...or at least for the first time in a win?
I don't know how long Noah Vonleh will play for, but that was pretty cool. Speaking of New England, congrats to Rhode Island's own Joe Mazzulla for picking up that first win!
This game had everything, including Marcus with an all-time flop and Harden still couldn't hit!!! Shimmy your ass back to Philly with this L.
R.I.P. Bill Russell. Great job, Jaylen.