The Cs were sloppy for the majority of the game and found themselves in a hole early on. They managed to claw their way back but failed to make the necessary plays to take a stronghold on the game.
If not for a late surge by Boston, they might’ve gotten blown out in their second straight home game.
The Boston Celtics have a lot of questions that need to be answered as a result of Wednesday night’s game.
Here are 3 of the biggest takeaways from the outing:
Boston Celtics takeaway No. 1) The Cs struggle again at home
The Boston Celtics failed to win at home yet again, and it’s their second straight performance that left fans dissatisfied.
In their two home games this season, the Cs are 0-2 with an average margin of defeat of 18.5 points. They also averaged just 95 points per game in those losses.
Those numbers become even more mind-boggling when compared to their numbers on the road this season.
In their three road games thus far, they are 2-1 and scored over 100 points in each contest. They are averaging 127 points as a team which includes a tough overtime win in Charlotte.
When looking at these stats side by side, fans must be wondering why their team is struggling at home?
One of the possible causes for this could be that both of their home games came off of tough overtime performances.
It’s possible that Celtics players are feeling the effects of heavy minutes early on in the season as they are still trying to get into playing shape.
Another possible cause could be that Boston is still trying to find an identity under a new coaching staff, as the majority of rostered players have only known Brad Stevens as a coach since the time they were drafted.
It isn’t crazy to assume that it will take some time for the Celtics to figure things out but only time will tell if their early-season struggles will linger throughout the season.