When the Boston Celtics return to action for the final eight regular-season games in Orlando, they very well could achieve these two realistic goals.
With the fact that Boston Celtics basketball is a bit over a month from returning to action, we here at the Houdini are absolutely elated.
Prior to the COVID-19 induced hiatus on March 11th, fans of the shamrocks were excited to see their 43-21 Cs suit up for their sixth consecutive playoff appearance — clinched a postseason berth the day prior — and, ultimately, compete for championship banner number 18.
Now, with the NBA making it official that the season will return on July 31st, the excitement continues.
Rolling out a lineup consisting of All-Stars Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, arguable All-Star Jaylen Brown, former All-Star Gordon Hayward, and Swiss Army man Marcus Smart, it’s been a well-known fact that this Celtics core rivals any other’s in the Eastern Conference and, in turn, could prove to be quite a matchup nightmare come the playoffs.
However, before we can see how the team performs in the league’s “second season”, we must allow them to get through the reported eight remaining regular-season games that will tip-off Disney World play.
With these final exhibitions, Boston, and the 21 other teams remaining, will be able to get back into the swing of things after such a long gap in between play and, in turn, position themselves the best they can for the 2020 postseason.
While the ultimate goal of these remaining eight games should be to gear up for a deep playoff push, there are still some realistic things the Boston Celtics could accomplish as the regular season dwindles down.