The Celtics are really making TD Garden their fortress this season! They showed their skills with a solid 116-107 win against the Cavaliers on Thursday night. Their unbeaten streak at home now stands at an impressive 12-0, mirroring a feat achieved only three times before in franchise history, echoing the exceptional start of the 2007-08 Boston Celtics – a season etched in the memories of Celtics enthusiasts.
Cautioning against premature conclusions, it’s evident that the current Celtics squad is operating on a different plane when playing on the TD Garden floor. Beyond mere victories, they are securing wins with apparent ease, boasting the NBA’s best home point differential at an average of plus-15.3.
Out of the 12 times the Celtics have owned their home court, seven of those wins were total blowouts – we’re talking double digits! And get this, four of those victories were by a whopping 15 points or more. I mean, they even pulled off a jaw-dropping 51-point domination against the Pacers. Talk about leaving a mark! Although Thursday night’s match against the Cavaliers saw a closer score, the outcome was never truly in doubt. The Celtics, propelled by timely plays and stifling defense, comfortably pulled away in the final quarter.
In the recent win against the Cavaliers, all five of our Celtics starters were on fire, hitting double figures! Jayson Tatum was the maestro, dropping an impressive 27 points and snagging 11 rebounds – and guess what? It was his 10th double-double of the season. Tatum’s bringing the magic on the court! Despite initial concerns about a sprained ankle, Jaylen Brown contributed 22 points and led the team with five assists.
Reflecting on the game, Brown acknowledged a dip in the team’s usual energy, emphasizing that Cleveland should never have been able to make a comeback in the second half. Recognizing a historical weakness in the third quarter this season, Brown stressed the team’s commitment to maintaining focus and avoiding complacency.
Highlighting the contrast from the previous season, Brown emphasized a change in mindset, emphasizing the importance of earning success daily and staying locked in. The Celtics’ determination to excel at home is evident, driven by a desire to rectify past playoff shortcomings, where home games slipped away, leading to a challenging journey to the NBA Finals.
Last postseason’s 5-6 home record serves as a motivator for the Celtics to transform TD Garden into an intimidating fortress for opponents. Tatum expressed the team’s ambition to recapture the electric atmosphere of their earlier years, aiming to create a formidable home court advantage.
Now, the Celtics are gearing up for a back-to-back battle against the Orlando Magic on Friday night, and let me tell you, it won’t be a walk in the park. But here’s the thing – with this newfound commitment to owning their home court, the Celtics aren’t planning on taking it easy at TD Garden. The vibe from the key players is crystal clear: this season, they’re dead-set on turning TD Garden into a place where visiting teams dread stepping foot. Watch out, Orlando – the Celtics mean business!
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