Celtics

Celtics

Overshadowed by Gordon Hayward’s freak hand fracture on Saturday night, the Boston Celtics stormed into a venue they’ve routinely gotten stomped in and produced a lopsided double-digit victory that capped a 3-0 road trip.

Yes, you can quibble with the strength of schedule thus far — ESPN’s Basketball Power Index suggests the Celtics have played the fifth easiest schedule — and Boston’s three wins this week came over teams with a combined record or 12-14.

Still, the end of the trip was particularly encouraging, especially how Boston responded after the loss of Hayward. Everyone on the roster must pick up their play a little bit moving forward in order to replace all that Hayward has done to help Boston get to 7-1.

Let’s break out our red pens and assign Week 3 grades: 

 

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