As All-Star weekend comes to a close, this Boston Celtics fan had fun watching the events that transpired during the weekend. From the skills competition to the game itself, it was another successful weekend for the NBA, this year in Cleveland.
While we all watched KAT win the three-point contest in honor of his mother and Obi Toppin win the slam dunk contest, I couldn’t help but get antsy for the All-Star game itself for one reason and one reason only.
Jayson Tatum was going to be playing basketball again.
While he only had eight points, he also posted five assists and four rebounds.
This performance reminded me that Tatum doesn’t need to constantly score in order to contribute for his team.
Following the All-Star break, the young Celtics team will be nicely rested, especially the young wing, Jaylen Brown.
Another player that is getting much-needed rest is Marcus Smart. He suffered a lower leg injury in the game against Philadelphia, causing him to miss the game against Detroit the following day. The C’s ended up losing this game and showed signs of their old mistakes, which was concerning, but I really think they were officially checked out for break while Detroit was ready to play.
As much as I love All-Star weekend, I can’t wait to get back to watching Boston Celtics basketball. I’m excited for many reasons, but I’m going to tell you three things that I am especially looking forward to following this brief break in the midst of a hard-fought season.