Trying to find their playoff selves

The Celtics pulled out a 104-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night as they try to find the playoff versions of themselves that they will need soon.

Jaylen Brown is leading by example. He had 35 points and 10 rebounds. However, the shooting woes continue for the rest of the team. Jayson Tatum scored 22 points but failed to hit a single three-point shot in eight attempts. Al Horford was the only other starter to score in double figures (11). Other than Malcom Brogdon (12 points), the bench gave little help. Again, the Celtics gave up too many offensive rebounds. Defensively, they were able to contain Anthony Edwards to "just" 28 points.

So there you have it. Any win is a good win. But this one was not especially inspiring. The Timberwolves are a .500 team and the Celtics are playing like one right now so this game could have gone either way.

I believe the Celtics are better than this. I believe that they will rise out of the regression to mediocrity that has plagued them for the past month and be the title contending team they looked like in the first half of the season.

I still believe in them. Do you?

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