The Boston Celtics look to bounce back from an overtime loss against Houston with tonight’s match-up against the Brooklyn Nets. Here are 3 keys to victory:
It was heartbreaking, but at the same time liberating to see the Boston Celtics go toe-to-toe against the Houston Rockets this Saturday before dropping a tightly-contested decision in overtime. Jaylen Brown was the hero at the end of regulation, draining a 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie the game and send it into an overtime frame before the C’s ultimately fell 111-110.
The Rockets have been one of the league’s hottest teams–minus their 125-123 loss to the New York Knicks yesterday. Boston has only dropped games to Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers in dramatic fashion since the All-Star break.
That should make tonight’s match-up against the Brooklyn Nets a cakewalk right? Brooklyn has struggled since losing Kyrie Irving for the season. Of course, this season was never supposed to be one with championship aspirations with Kevin Durant out the entire campaign with a torn Achilles tendon.
Right now, though, they occupy the 8th seed after holding possession of the 7th seed for much of the year. The Nets are currently four games ahead of the Washington Wizards. If the Wizards weren’t so keen on wasting Bradley Beal’s singular dominance this season, Brooklyn would have a chance of falling out of the playoffs altogether.
As it stands, they are clinging to the hope of avoiding a sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. With that, here’s 3 keys to victory tonight for the Boston Celtics: