Boston Celtics Must Rediscover Team Identity to Fuel Success in 2012-13 Season

November 24th, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics were a lot of people's pick to be the second-place team in the Eastern Conference, with a legitimate shot to take out the Miami Heat in the playoffs if things fell into place well. Yet here they sit, 7-6, with a lot of questions left to answer before those thoughts crop up in anybody's mind again.

Really, this isn't a case comparable to some of the other struggling teams in the league dealing with injuries. The Los Angeles Lakers are waiting for their team to heal and gel together, and the same can be said about teams like the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Instead, Boston is looking more like the Denver Nuggets by not dealing with putting the best team on the floor; rather they are playing their own style of basketball. They haven't played like we've known them to play in years past.

At times watching this Celtics team there's a feeling of indifference, like losing the game at hand isn't something that would kill them. It's almost as if this team is willing to accept defeat. That's not something that's necessarily bad for a team during an 82-game season, but that is something that's extremely uncharac ...

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