The Boston Celtics are humming along after winning their second straight game last night against the Charlotte Hornets, just a day after taking down the youthful Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown lived up to their superstar billing at the Spectrum Center, delivering scoring performances of 41 and 30 points, respectively.
For the Hornets, LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges combined for 50 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 assists to put them up ahead for much of the fourth quarter before the comeback Cs came through to send this to overtime.
It was the second OT of the season for first-year head coach Ime Udoka’s squad after opening night at MSG went to double overtime in an eventual loss.
Given the way the team has played so far–the home opener against the Toronto Raptors notwithstanding–one would think that the team as is could be good enough to make some noise in the Eastern Conference.
Realistically, though, that’s not the case.
Handing the Hornets their first loss is a nice early season victory, especially on the second half of a back-to-back. But beating the Rockets isn’t much to celebrate about.
There are flaws on this roster…primarily paying big money to guys that aren’t contributing much. We’ve explored the Juan Hernangomez trade route, but another Celtic potentially playing his way out of town is Josh Richardson, who has done nothing to stand out in a crowded wing rotation including two homegrown superstars and two recent lottery picks.
Who could the Boston Celtics get for Josh Richardson in a trade?