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5 rational thoughts about last night’s Celtics loss to Utah

The first 8 minutes were great for the Celtics, but the final 40 were all futility as Boston lost at home to Utah, 99-94. The Jazz got payback for the Celtics beating them last week in Salt Lake City.

Brad’s rotations

Coach Stevens seemed to be experimenting with his substitutions, and it didn’t go unnoticed – especially because they didn’t work well. The Boston starters ran out to an 11-point lead in the first quarter, but the game turned toward Utah once the benches got involved.

The Celtics fell behind by as many as 16 points in the second, a period in which Jayson Tatum and Daniel Theis (who outplayed Rudy Gobert for the second time this year) barely saw the court.