Quick thoughts: Celtics/Raptors first half.

After what felt like an ugly first quarter (even though they were only down by 6) the Celtics had an EXCELLENT second half scoring 34 and holding Toronto to 17.

Kyrie is doing his usual Kyrie thing. Gordon Hayward is having the best half I’ve seen from him all season with 16 points and 4 assists against a top tier team. Keep feeding him. Kyrie and Gordon need to close this out. Get Hayward some confidence and get him back to his normal self.

Keep up this defense. That second quarter was masterful. Kawhi is going to get his, so make it that everyone else has to beat you. Keep this bench scoring going.

Please don’t come out and shit the bed in the 3rd. This had been far too common this season and frankly The Celtics need this tonight. This could be a rally starting win. A solid victory against the #1 team in the East and a rival to light the fire back under this team.

Let’s fucking go Celtics.

Kawhi Leonard is the best player in the Eastern Conference.

As you’re all aware the Celtics fell to the Raptors last night 113-101. Kawhi Leonard ABSOLUTELY took over the game. He finished with 31 points 10 reb 3 asst. Purely dominant. Kawhi isn’t the flashiest player in the NBA, but he just controls the game both offensively and defensively. At some points last night I didn’t even realize he was going to score 30+. He flys under the radar and then you read the box score and think, “what the fuck, when did that happen?”

But what he did show is that he is the best player in the Eastern Conference. What other player changes a game on both ends like he does? Go ahead, name him. I’ll wait….

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Tonight we see the Klaw and his Raptors.

The Celtics opened their season with a big test against the Sixers. They passed that test with flying colors. Tonight, in game #2, they face another big test. Kawhi Leonard and the new look Toronto Raptors.

Over the years the Celtics have had some real trouble against the Raptors, going 7-13 under head coach Brad Stevens. Eesh. That’s the worst record against an Eastern team under the President. Tonight will be no easy task.

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