The Celtics blew out the undermanned Nets on Wednesday night 149-115, the most points scored by a Celtics team since 1992. Among the top performers was Robert Williams, who finished with a career-high 18 points on perfect shooting from the field and the free throw line to go along with 3 blocks.
The Celtics are set to restart their season against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in what could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview. If Boston truly has aspirations of reaching the NBA Finals, they’ll have to figure out who their primary defender will be against the likely back-to-back MVP.
Nicole Yang of the Boston Globe is reporting that every Celtic will have an NBA pre-approved message on the back of their jersey in place of their last name for the NBA’s restart. The NBA and NBPA agreed to this initiative to give players the opportunity to promote change prior to finalizing their agreement to play in Orlando. Players made this request after some within in NBPA raised concerns about returning to play basketball amid significant social unrest in the country after the public and tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Alright NBA fans, and even you Celtics fans that seem to forget, the Celtics don’t just have a Big Three on the squad… they have a Big Four. All of the buzz is centered around Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker. Which, in reality, is rightfully so. Those are the three best players of the Celtics right now. However, why does the conversation stop there? Why do even us Celtics fans seem to overlook the fact that there is another star on the squad? Another guy that can go for 30+ on any given night. Gordon Hayward is the name people leave out of the conversation far too often.