Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart form quite the duo.
As the Boston Celtics continue to pour in the points versus the Atlanta Hawks, Rozier just threw down a nasty dunk following a feed from Smart.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 24, 2018
Despite their offensive struggles early on this season, the Celtics came out on fire in the first quarter versus the Hawks. They scored 45 points in the opening quarter, which was their most points scored in a single quarter on the road since 1996, according to Tim Bontemps.
“According to @ESPNStatsInfo, Boston’s 45-point first quarter is the most the Celtics have scored in a road game in one quarter since putting up 46 in Dallas in January of 1996.”
The Celtics have gotten off to a rough start this season, starting out the year 9-9 and currently on the end of a three-game losing streak. Not only have they not looked like the elite team they were expected to be, they’re barely a playoff-caliber team at this point.
Boston currently has the eighth-best record in the East, ranking 25th in points per game, 27th in offensive rating and second-to-last in field goal percentage.
The amount of struggles that this team has gone through early in the season has led to Hayward being benched. It also may be a result of Boston relying too heavily upon their young guns, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, rather than veterans such as Horford and Kyrie Irving.
Thankfully for their sake, it looks like the Celtics are on the right path offensively — at least for one night.