If you’re a true Celtics fan, you understand that lately when it comes to winning, the Celtics have been best at doing so away from the TD Garden. But, if Boston plans on being the top in the Eastern Conference, they must take care of business at home. The Celtics will have plenty of opportunities to do this during seven of their eight games at the TD Garden.
Hopefully these next couple of home games will show just how strong of a team the Celtics truly are, and will lead them to the top of the Eastern Conference.
This wasn’t even up for debate, Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is officially an NBA All-Star! The NBA announced during January 28th’s special on TNT that Thomas would be heading to Toronto. The All-Star reserves were chosen by the league’s 30 head coaches.
Thomas has been the Celtics full time starter since November 4th, and has scored 16 or more points during all but four of his 44 games played since. He is averaging 21.6 points per game. Boston has gone 46-31 since he arrived in its lineup in February of last year.
As the NBA All Star Weekend ceremoniously approaches this weekend, we are reminded of how much we love watching the best players in the league competing (nowadays only in the 4th quarter) against each other in this yearly battle. With the talent we see on this years team it gives us a feeling of nostalgia when we reflect on the 1968 NBA All Star game that was a display of all the top players for that year as there minimal injuries before the break. John Havlicek didn’t win the All-Star MVP that night even though he was the games leading scorer(even beat out his old Ohio State teammate Jerry Lucas), knowing his personality he had no issue allowing Hal Greer who had a record night to have the spotlight.
Larry Bird, an iconic Celtic, is one of the NBA’s most legendary players alongside John Havlicek. While their careers didn’t coincide, they are both known for solidifying the franchise as one of the best and most recognizable, having made plays that are still talked about among fans today. Learn more about Bird’s Celtics career here.
John Havlicek is one of the NBA’s greatest players of all time. Throughout his career, he’s taken chances and shots that may not have turned out the way he wanted. But his determination, resilience (and yes, skill) led him to the Basketball Hall of Fame. At this moment, no one understands that more clearly than Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant Takes the Lead in Missed Shots
Last night, Bryant set the NBA record for most missed shots, surpassing Havlicek’s 13,417 goal by one. While this may seem like a setback, anyone who follows basketball knows otherwise. Bryant has been in the NBA for 19 years, and had had an extremely successful career. During these 19 years, he’s become one of the most celebrated players in the NBA.