A dynamic duo
Going into the series, I thought Jayson Tatum was going to emerge as the clear number one option for the Celtics on offense. However, he has barely needed to lift a finger now that two of his teammates decided to never miss a shot again.
First, Brown has turned it up a knotch in the playoffs. Every time he gets the ball in transition, the ball goes through the net, many times emphatically. His isolations often end in a layup or a trip to the line. Even the three ball, which has been a problem in the past, is working. Brown is shooting 7-for-17 in two games, which is a few more attempts than ideal, but the seven makes are encouraging.
Marcus Morris is a new animal. He brings a fire and a passion that the crowd loves to cheer on. Every big dunk or three is usually followed with a loud roar and a shot of Morris getting pumped up. Even if he wasn’t making shots, Morris would be a perfect guy to have in the postseason.
Of course, the making shots thing doesn’t hurt. In two games, “Mook” has 39 points in 65 minutes. After a slow start from the field in Game 1, he rebounded to shoot 6-11 (3-6 from three) in Game 2. Even more important, most of these points are coming in the fourth quarter. Morris is averaging 7 PPG in two fourth quarters which is the most on the team. IS AVERY BRADLEY DOING THAT?