Celtics win streak extends to 10 games, Kyrie continues to shine away from LeBron

Lead by the play of Kyrie Irving, the Celtics extended their league-best record to 10-2 after opening the season in a 0-2 hole following the loss of Gordon Hayward. Perhaps what has been most impressive about the streaking C’s is the manner in which they have been able to pull out wins, including ugly performances such as that turned in vs. The Zo-time Lakers last night.

Irving continues to defy expectations, shedding many of his former labels of being selfish, arrogant, and a defensive liability. The story of the Celtics season thus far is simple: Irving appears to be at his best, and one of the best in the league, when he plays to make his teammates better. The league-steals leader (you read that right) has surprised everyone with his play on the defensive end, while facilitating an offense that can both thrive with the ball in his hands or while he makes an extra swing pass to poaching kiddos Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. As Irving goes, the Celtics will go, and we can suddenly ponder if they will be riding a 13-game streak into a primetime matchup with the Warriors (just the Hornets, Raptors and Nets stand in their way…) next Thursday night.

It might not show up in the scoring column every night, but the new face of the franchise has a very steady MVP-campaign already underway as he continues to put a young team with mounting injuries on his back, on both ends of the floor.

Bruins at Rangers (NBCSN) – via BOYZ N GERS

Night 1 and we already have our good friends over at the BOYZ N GERS bringing you everything you need to know about tonight’s game at the Garden. Enjoy their coverage below and be sure to send them fan mail at boyzngers@gmail.com.

Subscriber Note of the Game
“Panarin/Jones each have 11 points, not 10. Idiots. Can we trust anything you say in the future?”
– Conor (Connor?…joke B’s fan)
Conor, we appreciate you reading so closely. However, you are in fact the idiot, idiot. Not just for being a B’s fan, but for thinking that we would give Panarin and Jones apples on this bullshit goal:
Besides Panarin’s obvious hook 6 seconds into the clip, this is a JOKE that they allowed this goal. Wennberg clearly punches the puck in. Even if the Wild didn’t protest the game, the least we can do is take those assists away from both Panarin and Jones. So…they did have 10 points at the time, idiot.
Game 17/82
New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins
MSG | NYC, NY
11/8/17 | 8:00 PM (standard Rivalry Night puck drop time)

THE SKINNY DIP

LET’S DIVE HEADFIRST INTO THIS TILT. TRUNKS OPTIONAL, SNORKELS MANDATORY
[1994]
 
First order of business is officially declaring that the NEW YORK RANGERS ARE FUCKIN’ BACK – LFG BOYS. Holy hell I was sweatin’ in my mom’s garage for the first 12 games but goddamn all of the sudden I am so fired up for the Cup parade in June.
 
Seriously, is Brady Skjei the best d-man in the Eastern Conference? He’s a one-man breakout every time he has the puck behind his own net. And how about Miller, Zibanejad, and Buchnevich? Those three are on their way to becoming untouchable in this organization.
 
The only thing you can really ask for now is for SMITTY and HANK to wake up and start playing like the SAVIGÉS we know they are. 
 
By the way, we are going to run over the Bruins. They are really bad. 

QUICK HITTERS

Team Records

NYR7-7-2 (16 pts)

PP: 24.2% PK: 81.1%

BOS 

6-4-3 (15 pts)

PP:25.5% PK: 87.2%

GUEST TAKE

CATCH THE BUZZ ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BEEHIVE
[1994]
It’s been a lackluster season for Cassidy’s Causeway Kids thus far. Plagued by injuries (add Marchy to the list that already includes Krejci, Backes, Spooner and Darth Quaider) and an absurd October schedule that saw them play once a week, the B’s haven’t been able to build any real momentum and sit on 15 points through 13 games. (2-1-2 last 5). 
 
I don’t hate what I see out there, but I certainly don’t love it. Some of the young guys looks good. Tuukka remains a mystery. McAvoidagoal has been a letdown. Is Chara back?!? I’ve accepted the fact that mid-season games against the Hurricanes are now must win, and that’s it’s gonna be a gritty, blue-collar season. But B’s fans are blue collar guys and gals. Gimme that 7 seed and let’s make an epic cup run…
 
Oh and that momentum I was talking about? What better way to build some then by chasing Hank after the 1st period and laying a good old fashioned Big Bad Bruins beat down on the Rags at The (fake) Garden!!
 
Good luck tonight @boyz. Go B’s.
– “Bandy’s B’s Guest Take” by Jack Bandera (loyal subscriber)

“WASHED UP” WEDNESDAY

NO MATTER THE DAY OF THE WEEK, WE GOT YOU COVERED
[1994]
Pretty obvious alliteration to go with when you’re playing against the Boston Bruins. So, here it goes…
 
The B’s are so washed up they’re hosting a charity car wash where Krejci, Bergeron, Chara, and McQuaid are gonna scrub people’s cars all day long – not for money, but for forgiveness.
 
The B’s are so washed up I heard Charlie McAvoy was mistaken for a dead whale on the Cape over the summer. #Fatso
 
The B’s are so washed up that Jack Bandera was the “most dedicated B’s fan” we could think of to write the Guest Take today.
 
The B’s are so washed up Tanner Glass turned down a contract offer last night.
 
The B’s are so washed up “Ian” and “Conor” are fans.
 
The B’s are so washed up half of their “fanbase” subscribes to Boyz ‘N Gers.
 
The B’s stink.

The Dawn of Broadway2Boylston

Today, we embark on a new chapter in contributing to the entirely oversaturated markets of New York and Boston sports journalism.

You see, we feel that this once-bitter rivalry between New York and Boston has fizzled from it’s Glory Days of old.

The teams don’t hate each other like they once did, the fights are absent from the games (and stands) and the playoff matchups are nowhere to be found. With that being said, two decent writers and better friends, one from the island of Manhattan, the other from “just outside of Boston,” have been tasked with reigniting this great sports rivalry through the art form any millennial can pick up on a Wednesday afternoon – blogging/podcasting/tweeting/subtweeting/shade-throwing and more! We hope you enjoy!

#renewtherivalry
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