Celtics cannot seal the deal against Warriors, aka the best team in the league: 106-101

Wow. I mean, you cannot blame our fearless warriors (hold on, that's their opponent's name, oh well) for blowing up a lead against the Golden State, but holy crap they gave the league and basketball fans all around the world when they built up a lead of 26 points. Seriously, the Celtics, Boston "yeah we've had 22 players on our roster so far this season, so what, we have a great coach" Celtics put on one of the best one-half performances of the season against the Warriors tonight: 65 points. Against the Warriors.

You wanna hear more? They shot 36.7% overall, 25.8% from the 3-point line against one of the league's best defenses, and it was still a close game. They only had 8 turnovers. 8. They had 60 rebounds, of which 21 were offensive. Yeah.

Isaiah "wait, we have this guy for 4 years and are gonna pay him only 6 mil/year????" Thomas had 20 points and 5 assists. Brandon "you won't trade for me? Your loss" Bass had 15 points and 12 rebounds. I believe he also had 23948290482 highlight reel dunks, but I couldn't really count. Jae "I know you sorta had to trade me for Rondo, but c'mon" Crowder had 9 points and 17 rebounds. Evan "turnover no more" Turner had 10 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. I had a few beers because that was a really fun game no matter what the outcome was.

We went against the Warriors with a 9-man rotation and almost beat them. You cannot not love this team.

Hey, Cleveland Cavaliers, get ready to rumble.

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