Celtics on a great run since Kyrie Irving’s Thanksgiving rant
The Boston Celtics have been on a tear ever since superstar Kyrie Irving made his Thanksgiving Rant. According to Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston, the Celtics have won four of their last five contests and ranked in the top 10 in offensive rating, defensive rating, and net rating.
Boston Celtics since Kyrie’s “F— Thanksgiving” declaration:
117.4 off rating (4th in NBA)
104.2 def rating (9th)
+13.2 net rating (2nd)
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) December 2, 2018
Just before Thanksgiving, Kyrie Irving made a comment, saying “F–k Thanksgiving” to let his feelings be known about the said holiday. Irving is, in fact, part Native American, hence it’s understandable as to why he’s upset over the celebration.
Nonetheless, while this may not mean a thing at all, this could be viewed as the tipping point for when Boston finally got it together.
This is the Boston Celtics we expected to show up in the 2018-19 season. They are finally starting to find their groove after having a sub-par start to their 2018-19 campaign.
Prior to the start of the season, the Celtics were tagged as the odds on favorite to represent the East in the NBA Finals. However, early season struggles have shredded those expectations. Moreover, the hot starts of the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks have cemented both teams in contention for best in the East.
Boston, however, was never out of the conversation. They are slowly but surely figuring things out as they try to take their spot on the East mountaintop.
If the Celtics continue their winning ways and rack up more synchronized performances, just like now they did during their three-game winning streak, this team is going to be trouble.