Derek has his fourth installment of our Fantasy Faceoff series where two similar fantasy assets square off and we try to decide who is going to have a better season.
The Celtics unfortunately fall in game 2 of the Finals against the Golden State Warriors in a game marred by antics and questionable refereeing. However the Celtics only have themselves to blame, committing numerous turnovers, which has become a recurring problem. With almost nothing from anyone not named Jayson Tatum, the Celtics got ran off the court. Everyone has to be better in game 3, and Patrick & Lucas are here to explain how and what went wrong.
Patrick and Lucas are lucky enough to be joined by Celtics Blog’s Adam Taylor! Adam does amazing work covering the Celtics, from X’s and O’s, to personnel decisions and salary cap a management. The three guys have a good natured chat about the Finals, with a few superhero jokes thrown into the mix. Adam gives his game 2 and series prediction and it is sure to make Celtics fans happy!
Derrick White and Al Horford lead the Celtics to a HUGE game 1 victory thanks to an wild display of shooting from downtown in the fourth. Jaylen Brown also stepped up with a big shotmaking stretch to begin the quarter keeping the Celts in it. Jayson Tatum only scored 12 points, but still played a good game all around finishing with a career high 13 assists. Pat and Lucas recap it all, as well as bringing their game 2 predictions.
https://stream.redcircle.com/episodes/7259c47d-aee9-4bc7-8a97-a4b6cab07df5/stream.mp3 The Celtics cannot bring themselves back from a 26 point deficit that the Heat were able to obtain due to a shocking lack of ball security by the Celtics. Credit is due for…
The Celtics rebound in a strong way, defeating the Miami Heat 127-102 with contributions from up and down the lineup. Lead by their three best players and a barrage of three pointers, the Celtics just were too much for the Heat to handle. The return of Marcus Smart and Al Horford also proved to be huge, as expected, with Smart having a huge 24 point-12 assist-1 turnover game. They controlled the game for 43 minutes of this game and did not look back. Patrick and Lucas explain how everything went right and look forward to the next couple games in Boston.
The Celtics play a good first half, only for it to be wasted by a horrific third quarter. Turnovers and missed free throws really killed the one Celtics, and they just couldn’t match the Heats second half intensity until it was too late. Pat and Lucas cover what went wrong and what could potentially go right in game two.
The Celtics close out the series with a commanding win at home in game 7 against the Bucks! Lucas celebrates his correct prediction and Patrick celebrates his incorrect prediction because the Celtics still won. They wore down the Bucks just enough for them to run out of gas in the second half. The guys look forward to the Heat series that starts on Tuesday, and drop their series predictions.
A game 7 is coming to Boston! On the back of Jayson Tatum scoring 46 points, the Celtics beat the Bucks by double digits 108-95. It was a phenomenal performance from Tatum, but we also saw a ever resilient Marcus Smart comeback with a phenomenal game. He came out on fire scoring 14 points (to almost match the 17 Giannis had) in the first quarter. They battled through a 40-point 20-rebound game from the NBA’s defending Finals MVP. Pat and Lucas cover the game, and get into game 7 predictions!
Pat and Lucas break down the crucial game 4 victory that the Celtics won 116-108 on the back of a massive fourth quarter. Specifically, a massive fourth quarter from The Godfather himself, Al Horford! With 6-6 and 16 points in the final frame, he helped save the game and potentially the season. Along with other big contributions from Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart, the Celtics ended up pulling out the victory. Pat gives Lucas some trivia which he (surprisingly) gets correct! They also look forward to game 5 and pick the keys to the game!
After getting bullied in game 1, the Celtics respond exactly how everyone wanted them to; by getting up and throwing a haymaker of their own. They controlled the game from the beginning due to a hot start from Jaylen Brown, and never really relinquished control after that. Pat holds it down with a solo show before game 3 on Saturday.
The defending champion Bucks open the series swinging and take game 1 in pretty dominant fashion. The Celtics need to adjust for game 2 in a must win level game against the best player in the world. Patrick and Lucas discuss how they may do that, and who needs to step up in order for that to happen.
The Celtics have officially matched up with their Eastern Conference Semi Final opponent, the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks! This series is likely to be a LOT different than the Celtics-Nets series, and should be a battle of 6 or 7 games. Without Khris Middleton do the Bucks have enough fire power to take out the Celtics? Pat and Lucas talk about it.