Bulpett: Celtics show unselfishness in preseason debut

The Celtics may not lead the NBA in shooting percentage, but from first impressions in their preseason opener last night, they could easily be best in the association in good looks at the bucket.

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Better people than I will be charting the proximity of defenders as each Celtics shot is attempted from here to April and beyond, and if last evening was any indication — and it is — these lads will test the fallacy that the hardest shot to hit is the open one.

In the 94-82 win over Charlotte, the Celts were true to the lessons of both Brad Stevens and their kindergarten teachers. They shared. A lot.

The crisp movement of the ball warmed the hearts of basketball purists, including one who was wearing No. 42.

“That was great, man,” said Al Horford, who, along with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, played just the first half. “That gets me excited. That’s the way I like to play. I think it was contagious from the very early stages of this game, and the bench guys just kept it going. It’s early. It’s only a week. But we understand that when we move the ball and we play like that, we’re just a better team.”

That the Celts had just a 47-43 lead at the break with their stars getting a good

Article source: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/10/bulpett_celtics_show_unselfishness_in_preseason_debut

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