Alright it’s the end of the day on a Friday, you haven’t worked for hours so allow me to help you get over the hump and into the weekend. I feel like I do a good job of limiting this blog of Celtics topics because I get that not everyone may care about them and those people still need something to help them kill time at work but today you’re going to have to grant me a pass. I blogged earlier today about what the Celts have to do in order to pull off the upset and beat this team on their home floor in back to back seasons, and now it’s time to remember what that type of performance looks like.
In looking back, the situations aren’t all that different. Heading into that mid November game last season the Warriors were riding 7 game winning streak, this time it’s 9. The Celts were on a 13 game streak and while it’s certainly not that high this time around, their current home winning streak is (10). You’ll also remember this was the day that Jaylen Brown learned of his best friend’s suicide, and all he did was come out and drop a team high 22 points in 34 minutes.
In terms of the actual game, it was one of the best defensive performances of the season. The Warriors got off to a great start and had an early double digit lead but this was not one of those classic Warriors offensive monsoons. They didn’t even crack 90 and it was the type of performance that gives me hope this time around. This was a game about defense, clutch plays, and both starting fives carrying most of the load. Something tells me it’s going to be a similar story this weekend, and this is the perfect thing for every Celtic fan out there to kill the last 10 or so minutes of their Friday and get themselves pumped. We’ve waited all year to see how this team stacks up against the best of the best, and here’s to hoping we relive a night like this November 16th win.
So go ahead, sit back, hit play, and enjoy the memory. Then once it’s over immediately start mentally preparing for what’s to come.
Great job getting through the week everybody, have a great weekend and I’ll see you all again Monday afternoon.