Things looked good Wednesday night at the TD Garden for the Celtics. Coming into the game a few things I was expecting out of them were depth and a high-powered offence. I enjoyed seeing both of those things Wednesday night with a 112-95 victory of the Sixers. The Celtics were down during the first quarter, but after that they had a solid lead for the entire night that eventually turned into a 17 point victory. The attack was lead by Isaiah Thomas who had a game high of 27 points off the bench. He continued to do what he does best: Push the tempo, hit the pull-up three and get to the basket. He had a very nice contested pull-up three to close out the third quarter. Some other guys who looked very good were newcomer Amir Johnson, who had double digits in scoring and pulled down seven rebounds off the bench. Another guy I was impressed with was a familiar face Jae Crowder, who had double digits in scoring and started the game actually.
I would have liked to have seen more out of newcomer David Lee, he only played 21 minutes, but I think that just speaks volume to how deep this team actually is. There were 9 guys on the roster during this game that played at least 20 minutes and Jonas Jerebko played 16 minutes. I think the Sixers are actually a much-improved team and Jahlil Okafor had a huge first game and lead his team with 26 points and seven rebounds. One thing that the Celtics did effectively against him was double teaming him in order to limit his major size advantage. I think this team will overall be exciting to watch this year and will move up a notch in the Eastern Conference. They play the Toronto Raptors tonight and I think that is a game they should be able to win. Go Green!
By Spencer Roush