Remember last week about this time when things were looking good coming off nice wins against the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers and then the Celtics got blasted by the Bulls and we just chalked it up to a bad game? I sure do, I regained a little confidence when the Green Team beat the Washington Wizards on Friday night and then I remembered that the Wizards are a bad team playing out the season. Well, a win is a win in the NBA and the Celtics have been short on them lately.
Enter the Miami Heat. A win over the Heat would have brought the Celtics within a game of clinching second place in the East. However, should we even care about what the team’s seed is currently sitting at? With how they are playing, would you feel good about their chances if they were the number 1 seed heading into the post season? I surely do not.
Since March 9th, the Celtics are averaging 90 points a game. The 90 ppg average is the lowest in the NBA over that time period. Things will change in the post season and the Celtics can ill afford to have off games chasing banner 18.
Has anyone seen Ray Allen’s game? Averaging 12 ppg over the last 10 and is getting out shot by Glen Davis on a nightly basis.
We shall see what a week brings as this could just be a team coasting into the playoffs licking their wounds and taking names. At least we hope that’s what it is. An early exit to go along with a horrible start to the Red Sox season is a recipe for disaster in the Boston area. At least we like the Bruins chances in the Stanly Cup Playoffs, oh wait. When is the NFL draft?