There's no reason for Boston Celtics to push the panic button

Apr 11, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA;  New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) controls the
Apr 11, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) controls the / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics have lost two games in a row, sending panic waves throughout Celtics nation. However, the Celtics have already locked up first place in the Eastern Conference and have nothing to play for. So, why are fans panicking?

It's quite bizarre to see C’s fans complaining about two poor performances when they have no effect on seeding. The Celtics are showing their maturity and intelligence by saving their energy and gearing up for the playoffs. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, which should make Cs fans feel good about where the team is at.

When you look at how the Celtics have handled the end of the regular season, they have done a tremendous job. They honestly could have rested guys more, but they wanted to continue to have some game action. The reason to not be concerned about the last two losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks is that it was an effort issue. If the Celtics had tried their hardest and lost because of skill it would be a cause for concern, but when they lose because of effort, it should not make you panic.

A perfect example of why the end of the season does not matter if you’ve already locked up seeding is the Denver Nuggets last season. The Nuggets went 7-11 in their last 18 games last year, and they ended up winning the NBA title rather easily. The end of the season is about making sure that everyone is healthy, which is what the Cs have done.

Boston Celtics should rest stars in final two games

I think the Celtics should rest every starter in the last two games to ensure they are healthy, and so fans don’t have to continue to panic over poor effort. The Celtics have been a wagon all season, allowing them a chance to take their foot off the gas at the end.

It’s fine to be upset that the Cs are losing, but don’t push the panic button right before the postseason.

It’s not worth it.