4 Boston Celtics Who Aren’t Pulling Their Weight

November 20th, 2012 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
Holding the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-5 is hardly a cause for concern for most NBA franchises.

But with an NBA-best 17 titles, the Boston Celtics aren't exactly another NBA franchise.

The championship-or-bust brand of thinking that seems to follow the Celtics regardless of the makeup of their roster has fans a little more than weary about this average start. A seven-game Eastern Conference Finals loss to the eventual NBA champions (the Miami Heat) may have yet again set expectations a little out of reach for this current Celtics team.

As it would with any struggling professional sports team (no matter if those struggles are real or perceived), the finger-pointing blame game has begun in earnest. Statistics would pin the blame on a Celtics interior that has allowed the NBA's worst rebounding differential (minus-5.27) and is tied for the second-fewest blocks (3.27).

But that's not the only reason for Boston's early-season funk.

All stats used in this article are accurate as of 11/19/2012.

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