Wizards’ Bradley Beal calls Celtics the Spurs of the East
Per A. Sherrod Blakley of NBC Sports Boston, Beal has observed that the Celtics ‘come to play’ every single night. It doesn’t matter if their roster is complete or ridden with injuries.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) November 14, 2019
It’s hard not to agree with Beal’s claims. After all, many see Brad Stevens as one of the best coaches in the NBA. Just a few years ago, he guided the Celtics squad all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward — two of their best players during that time.
Now, Stevens is armed with a talented crop of young players led by Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, star guard Kemba Walker, as well as Hayward.
As of writing, they have an 8-1 record for first place in the Eastern Conference. Not a lot of hype surrounded them entering the 2019-20 season. Probably because they lost some of their key guys like Al Horford and Terry Rozier over the summer.
Despite this, the Celtics’ well-balanced team has been sneakily racking up the victories so far. If they end up clinching the top place in the East and make it all the way to the NBA Finals, no one will be surprised.