Boston Celtics’ Game 28: An Ugly Performance Against a Revamped Magic

December 25th, 2010 by Josh B Leave a reply »
As a Jew, I don't have much to look forward to on this day. Almost everything is closed and all my friends are away or busy with family. But I'm thankful for the NBA for giving me something to look forward to on this day, a hoops fan's perfect day with five games in a row.

As an NBA fan, I'm satisfied. As a Celtics fan, I am not. The 86-78 loss to the Magic wasn't a great gift, but normally I'd be alright with losing to an elite team on the road. What made this game especially hard to watch was the fact the Celtics blew a lead when they were playing awful all day.

The Magic weren't too great either, but being practically a new team, they at least have the excuse of an adjustment period. On the other hand, the Celtics have a core who have been together for four years, a core that overcame odds to make the Finals last year mainly through chemistry.

Yet they lost to a team that had a week to develop chemistry.

So considering this was an awful performance blown late in the fourth quarter against a team that wasn't playing too great either, losing to an elite team on the road seems much more disappointing. Luckily, there are four mont ...

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