Boston Celtics: 20 Games Into the Season, What Have We Learned?

December 7th, 2010 by B. Leave a reply »
The Celtics extended their win streak to seven after the crushing defeat of the Bulls at home 92-104 and a complete blowout of the Nets on the road 100-75, now holding the best record of the Eastern Conference and tied second in the league. The past few games have revealed more about the potentials deepest team in the NBA.

Old timers make a return

First of all, Shaq is a monster. He is averaging a phenomenal 68.8% from the field. Most importantly, on the defensive end, he is doing everything right in the 22 minutes a game he gets. He provides a huge presence and knows when to foul and is the main reason they are leading the league in terms of field goal percentage. This is perhaps the best I've seen of Shaq since his tumble in the Miami Heat.

The other front court starter, Kevin Garnett, is regaining his flare from his days as a young Timberwolves cub. He is averaging almost a double-double this season thanks to his recent comeback while making over 50% of his attempts.

Ray Allen, after a brief setback in Portland, has made a small comeback. He seems to be adjusting to his (at times) shooting slumps through going to the bucket. It's s ...

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