C’s Extend Their Win Streak To 3
Boston capped off a three-game, road trip sweep Wednesday night as it cruised to a 111-92 win over the Nets in Brooklyn. This might have been the Celtics most impressive win of the season, not because of who they beat, but in the manner in which they did it.
The C’s moved the ball crisply, dishing out 26 assists, including eight each from Al Horford and Marcus Smart.
“When we play that way I feel that way I feel that we’re at our best; I feel like everybody has more fun,” said Horford. “There are nights when we can do it the other way, but when we’re moving it like that, we become special.”
Avery Bradley said: ” We were sharing the ball tonight and getting open shots for our teammates. That’s how we pulled away in the first quarter, and that’s how we pulled away at the end of the game.”
Isaiah Thomas’ Love and Basketball Homage
Isaiah Thomas finished with 23 points and 5 assists in the win over the Nets, and his three-pointer late in the fourth quarter was one of the final nails in the coffin to the Brooklyn comeback. After making the three, Thomas held his pose for a couple of seconds. Post-game, he said it was a homage to the movie Love and Basketball.
“It was great possession, and it ended with a great shot,” said Thomas. “I had to let everybody know how great it was.
“You know in Love and Basketball where she left it up there and her coach said, ‘Leave it up the rest of practice?’ I took it from her.”
The Celtics have a day off Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families at home before having to face the San Antonio Spurs at TD Garden on Friday afternoon. The Spurs are unbeaten on the road this season having compiled a league-best 8-0 record away from home.
Avery Bradley said, despite the 1pm start, the C’s will look to end the Spurs’ streak.
“They’re a very good team,” said Bradley. “And we want to be the first team they lose to on the road.”