Finally, All-Star Weekend has concluded. What is, at least in my opinion, one of the most pointless events in American sports has ended. Now we can start watching meaningful games again. Tomorrow the Celtics will resume their season in Denver against a tough Nuggets team. As you probably remember, the C's beat the Nuggets in dramatic fashion last week at the Garden. Let's hope they can do it again. Here are tomorrow's five things:
5. GET GREEN AND LEE MORE SHOTS:
Everybody who played in the win over the Bulls shot at least 10 shots except for Wilcox, Collins, Green, and Lee. I understand why the two big men didn't shoot a lot, but why not Green and Lee? They each have good shots, so use them.
4. HAVE BRADLEY GET HOT:
Against the Bulls, Avery Bradley shot just 4/12 from the field. In this game it didn't effect the team's result, but someday it will. Might as well have him fix his shooting problem now.
The Celtics, despite winning a game against a really good Chicago team, were out-rebounded 49-39. This takes no explaining. This, like Bradley's shooting problem, needs to be fixed.
2. HAVE PIERCE GET HOT:
Paul Pierce had a horrendous game against the Bulls. He had just 8 points on 2/12 shooting, even worse than the numbers Avery Bradley put up. This needs immediate improvement or I honestly won't be upset it he gets traded.
1. DECIDE WHETHER YOU WANT TO GIVE UP LESS POINTS OR SCORE MORE:
This one's kinda complicated, but I'll explain. Against the Bulls, the Celtics were all about defense, as they won the game by scoring virtually no points. Against the Nuggets, they scored a ton and it was still just barely enough. Decide in shootaround whether you can make your shots and risk missing them or instead play more aggressive defense and risk getting into foul trouble.
Tip-off for tomorrow's game will be at 9:00 pm ET. Live Game Updates will be available here.