Celtics drop their opener. So what?
OK, so it is only one game.
Might as well burn everything down, start over and regroup. This is a complete mess. The Boston Celtics are completely done for. It was a mistake to get rid of Kyrie Irving. If he were still on the team they would be a solid 1-0 right now. No.
That is hater talk right there. The Celtics opened up their season on Wednesday, Oct. 23 with a 107-93 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Was it a great way to start the season? No. Definitely not. But then again, it's not something that people need to be panicking over either. It's just one game and you know what? The Bruins lost their season opener 8-0 last season and they still made it to the Stanley Cup Final, so this is not the end of the world at all.
I'll tell you, the opener was actually a great sign for Gordon Hayward, who is not only playing these days but healthy and competent as well. The guy put up 25 points in 35 minutes of play which is not the kind of performance anyone would have expected from him last season -- which shows the team is likely in better shape than it was last year (even without Kyrie and Al Horford).
It's a shame that Tacko Fall is not on the roster to start the season and that his two-way contract means he can't be on the team for very long, but that is what it is. He'll be leading the team to an NBA Finals victory next season...
Jayson Tatum had a double-double in the opener (21 points, 10 rebounds), so that's something to celebrate. Big money Jaylen Brown didn't deliver on the 40 points per game the Celtics are paying him for, but what do you expect at this point?