The Boston Celtics are unstoppable right now. There is no other word for it. As many of you know, Gordon Hayward, a new player this season and an all-star, went down in the first 2 minutes of his first game as a Boston Celtic. He will likely be out the whole season barring a miraculous recovery. After the announcers screamed “Gordon Hayward has broken his leg!!” I thought there was little hope for this Celtic team. They finished the game sloppily and just did not look like the team they were supposed to be this year. This continued into the second game where they lost a second straight at the hands of Milwaukee.
I have no idea what happened after that, but since that game they have been on a roll. After just defeating the Pacers, they sealed their sixteenth straight win, pushing them to an astounding record of 18-3. They not only lead their conference, but are also currently the best team in the league.
The road has not been easy, but this team has persevered through it all. Not only has Gordon Hayward been ruled out for the season, they faced other crucial injuries too. Al Horford went down with a concussion and had to sit a few games; Marcus Morris was injured to start the season and missed about 6 or 7 games. Also, the Celtics fan base got a scare when Kyrie Irving left one of the games with a facial fracture and missed 2 games. Despite all these injuries, they have constantly been able to win. They simply refuse to lose.
They have also played many difficult teams over this winning streak, including the Golden State Warriors, the defending champions who are atop the Western Conference. It was a game they were supposed to lose and it did not look good for them early as they went down double digits quickly. But this team always fights back with hustle and togetherness, something that coach Brad Stevens praises. They have came back to win several games this season when they have been 16 points or more down. They seem to play with a sense of urgency, even though they are the best team in the league.
The team is close to making Celtics history with this streak and the future is only looking up, with stars emerging in the 21 year old Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum. This young team has the potential to do amazing things this season and the years to come, a team who wants everyone to “C us Rise”.