Preseason opener against Hornets Saturday
The Boston Celtics opened their preseason on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 92-89 loss at the Mullins Center. The team was led by PG Terry Rozier with 22 points while SG Brandon Paul led the Sixers with 15 points.
Another key element was the new 3-point shot from Jae Crowder who worked all summer to improve his outside shot and went 3-6 against the Sixers.
“Of course with Isaiah (Thomas) who’s going to draw a lot of attention and Al’s going to draw a lot of attention, I should have a lot of shots on the court where it’s just me stepping into a shot and making it,” Crowder said at practice last week. “So I’m just trying to work on those shots. And of course like I said, I just feel more comfortable off the dribble, making a shot, making a pull-up, or if it be just coming off the pick, stepping back and shooting a three.”
The Celtics take on the Charlotte Hornets on the road Thursday night and again on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Connecticut. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics!
The 2015 Boston Celtics will open the regular season at home against the Philadelphia 76ers this Wednesday. The Celtics have emerged from the preseason as a contender in the East with strong play from Marcus Smart and a very deep bench that will allow Head Coach Brad Stevens to tinker with a 10-man rotation if he so desires.
“This Celtics team can beat anybody on any given night,” GM Danny Ainge tweeted recently.
The fact that the team is so deep could be a problem with the players who will not be in the normal rotation, a problem teams like the San Antonio Spurs have solved. If the goal is a championship run, then the entire team has to be on the same page. Brad Stevens is a great coach, lets see if he can be the great communicator and get his team to buy in.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics this season!
The Boston Celtics have squandered too many games already this season and the 114-118 loss to the Phoenix Suns was yet another example of the lack of focus the team has down the stretch. After fighting back from a 14-point deficit taking a two point lead with under a minute. The Suns then went on a 6-0 run to take the lead for good.
“I don’t think there is any question [we need to be better],” Head Coach Brad Stevens said of the late game performance. “I think that’s an easy one. It’s easier said than done. I think the guys did a great job [with the comeback], until about the last minute or so.”
The Celtics have little time to regroup but should not take the 0-10 Philadelphia 76er’s too lightly. They are desperate for a win and if it comes down to the stretch run, the Celtics will have to overcome. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now!