The Celtics keep winning games. Gordon Hayward is sitting in some dim room somewhere looking at his mangled ankle and wondering where it all went so wrong. Meanwhile, everything is going right for the Celtics, basketball-wise. Is Brad Stevens so good of a coach that he can drag this good but not great roster to the best record in the league? Apparently, yes. He’s got this team playing together and playing hard.
Jaylen Brown, in the face of personal tragedy, found the will to lead his team back from the brink in this one, hitting some shots in the third quarter to eliminate the Warriors’ big early lead. He didn’t do much after that, but the nice thing about having Kyrie Irving is he knows how to win games late against Golden State.