Celtics Notes: Raptors Series, Restart Campus, Langford

An intense seven-game war of attrition against the Raptors in the Eastern Semifinals helped prepare the Celtics for their conference finals matchup against the Heat, per Taylor Snow of Celtics.com.

“We lost on a game-winner, we lost a double-overtime game [during the Raptors series], and while we are frustrated, [the Game 1 overtime loss to Miami is] just one game,” starting Celtics center Daniel Theis opined. “We’ve got to do our adjustments, and it’s easy; we’ve just got to get back in transition.”

There’s more out of Boston:

  • The NBA’s Orlando restart campus atmosphere has more or less neutralized a home court advantage for higher-seeded teams, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today“Obviously, as much as the NBA has tried to make the home stuff matter, it just doesn’t,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens observed. “It has no impact, unfortunately.”
  • Celtics rookie shooting guard Romeo Langford left Game 2 of Boston’s Eastern Conference Finals series against Miami early with a right adductor strain. The team tweeted that he was doubtful to suit up again for the contest.
  • In case you missed it, we discussed the gradual progress of forward Gordon Hayward as he continues to rehabilitate from a right ankle sprain.
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5 thoughts on “Celtics Notes: Raptors Series, Restart Campus, Langford

  1. Curtisrowe

    While Hayward has been a doubt a disappointment, him coming back healthy would be enormous. This is a team whose 6th man is currently Brad Wanamaker. A reasonably healthy Hayward could tip the scale. And I do say “could” because I like this Heat team.

    • x%sure

      They could at least use his lungs. The Celts don’t look that tired but they have to be; or else they could be distracted by the need for constant running. The way the Heat players move around on offense does a shorthanded team no favors. Tatum should get more in shape next time since he’s also a main rim protector.

  2. Sillivan

    All 30 teams need to make trades
    Celtics reporters want to trade Hayward and picks for Paul George

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