Boston Celtics: Is It Time to Administer the Last Rites?

March 13th, 2012 by Abacus Reveals Leave a reply »
Somebody go fetch Father Buckley from choir practice.


It’s time to perform extreme unction on the 22-19 Boston Celtics of 2011-12.

The fat lady has run all her scales; she’s singing for real now.

The loyal Celtic constituency will surely protest, but the weight of the evidence is as in-your-face as a Blake Griffin poster.

Sure, the Celtics have been winning home games at a .667 clip.

But only nine “homers” remain—another six wins, proportionally.

Sure, Doc’s lads outlasted the media-darling Clippers on tired legs on Monday.

But it was just their sixth road win in 17 tries.  That .353 rate, projected on the 16 remaining “roadies,” produces 5.6 more victories.

The old Abacus calculated that 33 or 34 wins was barely .500 for the 66-game season but probably good enough to squeak into the playoffs in the less-than-beastly East.

And that is “if” they can maintain this pace.

Let us not forget that these young entrepreneurs will be putting the finishing touches to their IRS returns wh ...

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