Boston Celtics: 3 thoughts on preseason opener against Orlando Magic

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka talks to Boston Celtics forward Aaron Nesmith (26) Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

Basketball season is officially upon us. The Boston Celtics kicked off their preseason schedule with a win last night over the Orlando Magic. Romeo Langford hit a game-winning three point shot with six seconds left in the game, as the Celtics erased an 11 point deficit with six and a half minutes left to play to pick up a nice win to unofficially kick off their season.

It was a welcome return to action for the C’s, especially considering how poorly last season went for this team. Immediately after their first round exit at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, Boston went to work to make sure this season wouldn’t end on the same sour note as last season. With a new front office, coaching staff, and roster, things are looking up for the Celtics heading into the 2021-22 season.

A win against the Magic was a great way to kick things off. Although it’s just preseason, a comeback win like this is great for team morale. After watching the Celtics roll over and die countless times in the fourth quarter last season, it was pretty exciting to see them pull off a comeback, even though it’s a preseason matchup.

It’s not worth it to get too invested with preseason games, but they still provide us with our first look at what our respective teams will look like for the upcoming season. There was some good and some bad from the Celtics preseason opener, and it’s clear they still have some things to work on. Let’s take a look at three immediate thoughts following the Boston Celtics preseason win over the Orlando Magic.