The Boston Celtics are for real. And if we need to keep telling you this, then you’re not paying attention. But Wednesday night, they would flex their strength once again, demolishing the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-88. Isaiah Thomas, of course, would not suit up. But Kyrie Irving sure would, adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists over 29 minutes.
But it isn’t just Kyrie. Wednesday night, six Celtics tallied double-digit points. Boston even shot a cool 12-of-36 (33.3 percent) from long range. Marcus Smart and Terry Roziera��a combined 7-for-12 from three-point landa��stood out the most.
The Celtics now find themselves 31-10, and 4.5 games up on the Cavs out east. They lead the Toronto Raptors by 2.5 games. The Golden State Warriors are the only other team in the league with 30 or more wins. On the surface, it sure looks like Kyrie going to Boston is just what the Celtics needed.
But we’ll see if Isaiah Thomas has anything to say about that down the stretch.