Jayson Tatum-Led Celtics Warned by Former Rockets Star Despite Resounding Praise

Published 12/19/2023, 9:12 AM EST

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Do the Boston Celtics house the strongest starting lineup? Ahead of the pre-season, many teams have shown promising lineups, and so have the Celtics. Led by Jayson Tatum, the team is currently on a 5 five-game winning streak. That raises the question: Do the Celtics have the best starting five in the league? Recently, in an interview, a former NBA player shared his opinion on the matter. While praising the team and its players’ abilities, he also issued a warning.

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In the recent episode of “Run it Back,” Houston Rockets’ legend Chandler Parsons shared his opinion with his co-hosts.

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While talking about the Boston Celtics, one of the hosts asked Parsons about his opinion on the starting five. To which, he replied, “Yeah I love their starting 5. I think they can do everything. They can defend, they can score, they’re long, they can switch on the defensive end and they good and you hit on the head, I worry a lot about this bench.” Talking about the team, he added, “They go three deep when we are looking at their Howard Pritchard and Horford but so this team, if they’re fully healthy. I love the Celtics. I feel like Tatum and Brown have really taken that next step.”

It’s not just the former Houston Rockets player, fans, analysts, and enthusiasts share a common sentiment. Having witnessed the team’s dominance, the simple hope that everyone holds is for the players to stay healthy. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, and Kristaps Porzingis are the starting five and share the court. With talent and passion, this new lineup can do it all.

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The lineup is convincing even considering the statistics. For example, Holiday has averaged 19.3 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.1 rebounds in his last season.

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Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

The starting five of the Celtics truly stole the show in the game against the Orlando Magic. The game’s highlight was their collective prowess. Five players reached double figures in scores.  Brown showcased his clutch performance, contributing 17 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.

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Tatum contributed 23 points, while Kristaps Porzingis notched up 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jrue Holiday added 14 points to seal the 114-97 victory. With this win, the Celtics maintained their 5th win, marking a 14-0 start at home this season.

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Pritha Debroy

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