It may not have been pretty, but basketball is back.
The Boston Celtics lost 98-84 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their first live-action scrimmage inside the bubble. If listeners of the broadcast took one thing away from analyst Brian Scalabrine, it’s that this is a very, very good Thunder team.
The results are devoid of meaning, as is a complete deep dive into how each individual performed. Overreactions are just too easy, and no game is more insignificant to such a task than the first. Such an idea is compounded when the true rotation players only get minutes in the first half.