Celtics Need Balanced Attack In Order To Advance To Finals

The Boston Celtics are riding a six game winning streak over the Wasington Wizards thanks to Isaiah  Thomas’es 53 point night Isaiah  still suffering emotionally from the loss of his sister in a car crash last week  as thus far been the MVP of the series.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Celtics however   can’t count on  Thomas to deliver 30 plus points every night. If they want to keep winning in post season they’ll have to get from everyone. Forward Al Horford is coming around and playing like the player he should be after signing with Boston as a free agent last summer.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Both him and Avery Bradley need to play up to their potential and take some pressure off of Thomas . Horford has been playing well both offensively and defensively . Horford had a big game Sunday scoring 20 and snagging 10 rebounds. With Bradley’s defense and shooting the Celtics have enjoyed a six game winning streak.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Compared to the first series against Chicago in which the Celtics won in six the Celtics have outshot the Wizards and have dominated on the boards. Rebounding is where the Celtics were weak against Chicago. In order to win they need to dominate the boards. Also they need to get out in front early where in Chicago the Bulls dominated the first quarter and half way into the second before a Celtics comeback from behind victories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Against the Wizards the Wizards have been shooting at a respectable 56%. But the Wizards have been getting most of their scoring from Bradley Beal and John Wall. Starter Moncrieff Morris has been hurt. The Celtics have been getting big games from forward Gerald Green, Kelly Olynyk and guard Terry Rozier.  Forward Jae Crowder has come up big to playing solid defense and making critical shots.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If the Celtics are to continue their post season success they’ll need from all twelve bodies. Thomas can’t be expected to keep pouring 30 plus night in and night out.They’ll have to get physical contributions from from their big men and shut down defense from Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley in order to keep up their winning ways .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Head coach Brad Stevens has done a masterful job  in three seasons as the Celtics head coach. Despite being knovcked out the first year against Atlanta and last year against the Cavs Stevens has guided his young team to a 53 win season and a very impressive post season. Banner number 18  is not far away.

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