The Boston Celtics are back on their winning ways following a three-game losing streak that got many thinking what could be wrong. After losing consecutive contests to the Knicks, Trailblazers, and Wizards, the Celtics have now won three in a row and sit at 29-18, good enough for 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
Following a 123-108 loss to the Wizards on January 24th, which made it three losses in a row, the Celtics & co. knew they needed to turn it around before it got worse. In attempting to get back on their winning ways, the Celtics welcomed James Harden and the Rockets to the TD Garden on January 25th. Facing one of the hottest teams in the NBA so far this season, the Celtics knew they would need to come up with a plan to stop Harden from scoring and in turn keep the Rockets from heating up down the stretch. Celtics point guard and All-Star Isaiah Thomas led the team as he put up 38 points in the Celtics 120-109 victory over the Rockets to snap the losing skid. Forward Jae Crowder scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics hold off the 34-15 Houston Rockets
The Celtics had a day to rest following the victory over the Houston Rockets before they welcomed in the Orlando Magic to the TD Garden this past Friday. From the jump, the Celtics had no trouble stopping the Orlando Magic who have yet to find a play maker this season. Up 68-48 at halftime, the Celtics continued to put points in the second half as they dominated the Magic 128-98 in their second victory in a row. Rookie Jaylen Brown helped propel the Celtics as he scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Celtics victory.
Looking for their third straight victory, the Celtics quickly boarded a charter plane and headed to Milwaukee Saturday morning as they took the court at BMO Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks in a back-to-back. The game was very close down the stretch as overtime was needed to decide the game. The Celtics were able to hold off the Bucks in overtime as they sealed a 112-108 victory to improve to 3-0 in their last three games. All-star Isaiah Thomas was instrumental once again for the Celtics in their victory over the Bucks as he scored 37 points and dished out eight assists to lead the team.
The red hot Celtics look for their fourth-straight victory as they welcome the Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond to Boston on Monday. The tip0ff is at 8pm.