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We can now officially say the Boston Celtics regular season begins next week, and Brad Stevens’ staff has two more preseason games to experiment before their decisions count for something in the standings. Here’s a look at five things to watch for as the Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon.
The Celtics waxed the Orlando Magic, a team many expect to be decent this season. The Cavaliers are not expected to be decent, which is a classic set up for a flat start from the Celtics. And while the wins and losses aren’t the main focus of any preseason, last year’s Celtics were notorious for being unable to handle success.I’m not trying to dredge up horrible memories here, but this is a situation where last year’s might come out and loaf for long stretches. This might be a little PTSD kicking in, but it’d be nice to see this team come out strong and erase some of those bad memories.
Brad Stevens has been focused on togetherness and execution. It would be great to see that for however long his presumed starting lineup is out there.
This continues to be the obvious thing to watch for. We have seen two different approaches in two games, so now we’re looking to see what’s becoming a trend, and what’s still part of the experimentation.
The only consistent thing in both games has been Enes Kanter coming off the bench. If that continues, then we can feel good about projecting that out as part of the Stevens plan. Also, if that continues, then we can also assume that Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Gordon Hayward will be the starters.