The Celtics made their way to Providence tonight to do battle with the New York Knicks.
First Quarter was all about everyone getting their nervous "it's gonna be a long season" comments out of the way.
Barely 4min into the #Celtics game & there's already 6 turnovers & 4 fouls.... it's gonna be a loooong season, no doubt :/— C.J. Grier (@CJHurricane617) October 9, 2013
Mid quarter levity brought to you by the Celtics color commentators
Tweet of the Night Nominee. Funkhouser!
Watching some #Celtics before baseball starts, who's doing the color for this game? Super Dave Osborne?— Michael Sanderson (@MC_Sanderson) October 9, 2013
did ainge trade tommy heinson to the nets for their ex coach too??? FUCK MY LIFE!!! #celtics— ChristophEr VinCent (@vinaldo7) October 9, 2013
The Sports Hub deal just paid for itself.
As the quarter drew on the C's started to find some rhythm. While NO ONE has the Garnett intimidation factor, Olynyk, Vitor, and Humphries are going to add some seriously needed interior defense this season.
Not sure which pleased the fans more, Metta World Peace getting his shot blocked, or that it was Olynyk w/the rejection. #celticstalk— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) October 10, 2013
The Second Quarter belonged to Vitor Faverani. Twitter imploded.
Vitor Faverani hits a fade-away 3-pointer and the Celtics bench goes wild.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) October 10, 2013
New Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin tells the story of how at practice Vitor Faverani caught asst. coach Jamie Young with an elbow to the face. It took 8 stitches to close, covered the court with blood, and brought a smile to Danny Ainge's face. No one is safe.
Faverani has 9 points, 3 standing ovations from the Celtics bench, 2 slam dunks and 1 step-back 3-pointer.— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) October 10, 2013
By the third quarter, Twitter started to talk itself into the new look Celtics...
#Celtics adding Rondo, I could see this team grabbing the 8th seed in the East this year.— PMK4-#NYJ (@PMKART) October 10, 2013
I'm loving the new look #Celtics even without Rondo— Henry Schilling (@HenrySchilling) October 10, 2013
I mean celtics gotta pretty solid team tho #Celtics >>>— ~October 18~ (@Dballer_1223) October 10, 2013
...until the Fourth Quarter, when those nervous "long season" tweets came ROARING back.
Welp this preseason game was good while it lasted lol. Still love my #celtics though— #IAMACELTIC (@TheMasterBaiter) October 10, 2013
This is gonna be some season, huh? #Celtics— Hector Rafael (@FromDa401) October 10, 2013
It's work trying to adjust to our new team. #Celtics— jjackso (@jerry_f504) October 10, 2013
Things went from bad to worse when my season nightmare came true.
Phil pressey & Chris babb are playing great #Celtics— *Denny Pacino* (@BestDressedDenn) October 10, 2013
Sign Chris Babb, Danny or someone else will.. #Celtics— KGTaughtMe (@KGTaughtMe) October 10, 2013
Went to the bathroom, came back and my #celtics bounced back!!!! Hell YEAHHHH— RajonRondoJeffGreen (@Key_Key_AirRuh) October 10, 2013
Holy crap, what a game. This was preseason?!
The Celtics put together an incredible comeback but fall to the Knicks, 103-102. Phil Pressey sparked the comeback w/ 13 pts, 7 asts, 0 TOs.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 10, 2013
All in all the line tinkering continues as the Celtics are working to find their identity, who their game time leaders will be, and who will be the much needed spark off the bench. Both Babb and Pressey were super impressive leading the Celtics back with a late fourth quarter 20-4 run. Wow.
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