A Quarter-Season Non-Crisis for the Boston Celtics

December 9th, 2009 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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Here we are 21 games down on the season, and the Celtics stand atop the measly Atlantic Division by eight games with a 17-4 record, and are currently on an eight-game win streak. Despite a little hiccup a couple weeks back, this team looks poised for a decent run here heading into the second quarter of the season.

I wanted to take a look back at my Celtics Preview for the 2009-2010 season and see how this team is holding up to expectations so far into the season.


Starting 5

Of course this conversation should always start with the captain, The Truth, Paul Pierce. Coming into this season, Pierce was set to be in his best shape in years and it really has shown. Besides a tough hit to the knee that never sat him down, Paul has stayed healthy this season and is right in the 18-20 ppg prediction with 18.4. His .496 field goal percentage and .430 three point percentage have been the highlight of the season so far as he is shooting the ball very well.

(AP Photo/Eric Gay) Ray Allen has been slightly under what I expected of him coming into this season. Even as a wi ...

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