Discarded Boston Celtics big with villainous origin story cannot continue Cs killer trend: Analyst

A discarded former Boston Celtics big with a villainous origin story cannot continue being a Cs killer, thinks one analyst.
Nov 24, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic forward Moritz Wagner (21) dunks the ball against
Nov 24, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic forward Moritz Wagner (21) dunks the ball against / Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

NESN's Gio Rivera believes the Boston Celtics cannot go on letting Moritz Wagner continue killing the Cs -- having notched two 25-point scoring outings over the past two seasons -- when the Orlando Magic come to the TD Garden on Friday, December 15.

"Hidden within Orlando’s now-four-game winning streak over Boston, which dates back to last season, is the ongoing villainous origin story of Magic forward — and former Celtic — Moritz Wagner," Rivera wrote.

"The 26-year-old, who got traded by the Celtics after a nine-game run three seasons ago, notched the fourth (of 12 total) 20-point performance of his career, leading all scorers with 26 in their most recent matchup. Needless to say, that trend needs to end considering Wagner isn’t that caliber a player by any stretch."

Former Boston Celtics NBA Champion made the Magic monstrous

Cole Anthony credits former 2007-08 NBA Champion Celtics guard Eddie House for making the Magic a monstrous force when he said the Cs should've beaten Orlando on December 16, because the Magic were "garbage."

"Eddie House. Eddie House. Eddie House," Anthony said when explaining Orlando's ongoing win-streak over Boston on the December 1 edition of The Lowe Post podcast. "He was talking about us early last season when we played them twice in Boston and he called us a trash team, pretty much. And we all -- to this day, we take that personal. We all watched the clip as a team. We always gonna remember what he said about us, so it is personal every single time we play Boston.

"Boston's a great team, but it will continue to be personal. It's still (personal). I can't say what I really want to say, but yes."

House's throwaway comment has made the Celtics a circle-the-calendar matchup for the Magic as long as Orlando's current group is around. Not only are the Magic beating the Celtics regularly, but they're beating opponents more than twice as often as they are losing as of this writing.

Don't be shocked if Orlando ends up being Boston's biggest roadblock en route to Banner 18 in the Easter Conference.

If they're not already, that is.