After losing the first two games of a four game road-trip, the Boston Celtics were able to finish on a high note, winning two straight games before heading home to play the Pelicans on Monday 3/29. During the road trip, the trade deadline occurred and the Celtics said goodbye to Daniel Theis, Jeff Teague, and Javonte Green.
The Celtics welcomed Evan Fournier, as well as Mo Wagner, and Luke Kornet. Wagner and Kornet were able to contribute to the Celtics bench during the final two games of the trip.
On Friday night, the Celtics took down Giannis and the mighty Bucks 122-114. Tatum scored a game high 34 points and the newest Celtic Mo Wagner played 10 minutes, scoring 3 points. From the tip, Boston controlled the game and never let the Bucks back into the game.
The energy from the bench was amazing and helped push the starters over the top.
“It was only one win,” Tatum said. “But maybe this can be the start of something good.”
The Boston Celtics then found themselves down four points going into the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s matchup against the Thunder. But a run helped Boston pull away, winning 111-94.
Tatum scored a game high 27 points and Brown was right behind him, scoring 25 points. The story of the night was Celtics newcomer Luke Kornet. Kornet was +21 when he was on the court and scored clutch back to back three pointers in the fourth quarter.
Kornet sparked the Celtics final push and helped them win their second straight game.
“We’re not done. We’re not satisfied,” Marcus Smart said. “This is just a start for us.”
The Boston Celtics currently sit at 23-23 on the season, not exactly where the team or its fans thought it would be.
Nevertheless, the Celtics have plenty of time to fix their struggles, and this two game winning streak seems like a promising jump start to the rest of the season.