. It looked like Brooklyn was well on their way to a sweep after Joe Harris hit a three-pointer to put the Nets up 19-4 only 3:26 into the game. But a funny thing happened on the way to that 3-0 series lead. The Celtics fought back. Boy did they ever fight back. They scored. They defended. They grabbed rebounds. They slammed home offensive rebounds. And they had some fun doing it. And a crowd of only 5,000 sounded like it was a full TD Garden. Even if things don’t go Boston’s way the rest of the series, this undermanned bunch found their edge and scrapped to a win. Just the way Celtics fans like it. 2. There aren’t a lot of superlatives left to describe Jayson Tatum. He’s an incredible talent, who is still learning and figuring things out. That’s what makes what he’s doing so special. Tatum is still growing into the play he’s eventually going to be. 50 points in a playoff game is legendary stuff. Here’s some of how he got there. This crossover into his step-back over Kevin Durant was a sign of things to come:
Jaylen Brown is apparently out for the season with torn ligaments in wrist . Just when you think this season could not get worse it does. Just horrible news ..Ugh
Jayson Tatum scored 53 points. How did he do it?
CLNS Media Remembers Tommy Heinsohn Montage: Celtics Legend Dies at 86
This one hurts. Won't be the same without him. "WALTAHHHHH" was not the only thing we all loved. RIP
I cooked up the meanest Celtics edit I could. Let me know what you think.
Get well soon Marcus! Stay quarantined and safe! Thinking about you and your family!
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Romeo Langford dominant in G League debut, leads Red Claws to win By Quenton S. Albertie | 16 hours ago With 23 points and five blocks at the end of the third quarter, you could say that Boston Celtics rookie Romeo Langford was having himself a night in his NBA G League debut as the Maine Red Claws took down the Delaware Blue Coats (148-125) in the G League season opener. Assigned to the Red Claws (the Celtics’ G League affiliate) last week in order to get reps he wouldn’t have otherwise seen in Boston’s deep rotation, Langford attacked the rim throughout the contest against the Blue Coats, whether he was in the open court or halfcourt. HIGHLISHTS: @yeahyeah22 with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 BLOCKS in the W! #CrustaceanNation @celtics pic.twitter.com/8e7eB29N9v — Maine Red Claws (@maineredclaws) November 10, 2019 He also came up with a number of blocks that led to him racing down the floor and going coast to coast for a finish, while he also knocked down a couple of pull-up threes that had to have made the Celtics happy. For all the compliments paid to Langford’s smoothness and feel for the game, his three-point shooting and defensive effort were major question marks. He finished just 2-6 (33.3%) from three but the shots were pure. Celtics rookie Tremont Waters — signed to a two-way contract — led the team with 28 points as he dominated from behind-the-arc. Waters knocked down seven treys, including three in the fourth quarter. WATCH: A team high 28 points from Ttremont Waters in his Red Claws debut, helping Maine to a big win! #CrustaceanNation pic.twitter.com/BK4QXDbdst — Maine Red Claws (@maineredclaws) November 10, 2019 Though the game was out of hand by the final period largely due to the efforts of Langford and aggressive scoring from big man Yante Maten — who went to training camp with the Celtics — it was encouraging to see Waters thriving in his G League debut as he’s truly a talented point guard. Like Langford though, he finds himself trying to find his fit at one of Boston’s deepest positions. 7-foot-5 rookie center Tacko Fall has that issue as well, although his designation with the Red Claws is more about development than it is with Celtics teammates in Maine. Improving his scoring ability from the low-post to outside the lane and working on his screens have been a couple of keys for Fall early on in Boston and he showed that the work will be seen on the court, finishing Saturday’s game with 13 points (on 6-9 shooting from the field), 11 rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 25 minutes (the most minutes among the Red Claws’ bench players). While Waters and Fall will spend the bulk of their time in the G League as two-way players, Langford may return to Boston sooner rather than later after playmaking forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left hand against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Of all the players who aren’t currently in the rotation, Langford is best equipped to thrive when attacking the rim aggressively, as Hayward had been.