Boston Celtics Will Not Make It Past the Month of April

February 27th, 2010 by Kevin Liszka Leave a reply »

After their second half implosion against the Cleveland Cavaliers the other day, the popular debate around the water cooler was whether the Boston could still be taken as a serious title contender.

While most people aren’t bullish on the Celtics now, many analysts have refused to write them off completely at this point, and I can understand their line of thinking. It is hard to dismiss a team with three, or even possibly four, hall of famers that just two years ago hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy.

With all of that said, though, after watching that 40-point swing Thursday night, I am crossing them off my short list of title contenders. In fact, I will even be so bold as to say that they won’t even make it out of the first round come playoff time.

Now let me begin by saying that the other night’s game against the Cavs was not what convinced me that the Celtic’s short reign of terror was over, just the tipping point. Ever since the first few weeks of the season I have been proclaiming the demise of the Celtics; it became more and more evident that Kevin Garnett was no longer the same force of old.

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