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Erin Gallella

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Last year’s Celtics season left fans hopeful for this years season, knowing Gordon Hayward would be back in the line up. The start of the 2017/2018 season was heartbreaking with Hayward getting hurt in the first minutes of the game. However, the team was better than ever ending the season in the Eastern Conference Finals, losing to Lebron James. Going farther than anyone could have ever expected.

This year however, has not gone in the same direction as last year even with the starting line up of Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, and Jayson Tatum. Their current record is 11-10. 21 games in last year they were 18-3 which is a huge difference. They have a great lineup and even better people coming off the bench but still seem to be struggling. According to an article in SBNATION by Paul Flannery, “The C’s have offensive problems ranging from poor shooting to an embarrassing lack of free throw attempts. They don’t play with cohesion or force, resulting in a mess of missed threes and contested jumpers” (“What’s Really Wrong with the Celtics?” 2018).

The Celtics are lacking team chemistry. The Celtics are on the verge of hitting rock bottom and Kyrie Irving says, “there is no more time to waste” in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Before the season started they were predicted by some to win the NBA finals and have over 60 wins. However, with what has come of them now in the first half of the season, they are disappointing many people.

The Celtics need to start playing as a team and all come out wanting to win games and work hard. In an interview Marcus Smart had with Sports Illustrated, he states, “It’s not everybody. You’ve got guys out there that are playing and playing hard. That’s some, but we don’t have all five guys at the same time. So teams are going to continue to whup us.” If the Celtics don’t start getting it together, the second half of their season is not going to be pretty.

In the latest game played by the Celtics on November 26th, the Celtics came out with a win against the Pelicans. They won 124 to 107 making their record no longer identical with the same number of losses compared to wins. The next game is Friday November 30th against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston. Hopefully they can pull off another win and make their fans hopeful and proud.

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