Father Time Robbing Celtics and Spurs of Championship Contention

February 28th, 2010 by Taylor Smith Leave a reply »
Father Time appears to have spoken.

While both the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs certainly made the most of their time on top of the NBA , their respective performances to this point in the 2009-10 season suggests their glory days may be in the past.

Let's start with the Celtics.

Boston currently sits at 36-21 and in first place in the Atlantic Divison, five games ahead of the rising Toronto Raptors.

However, the once-proud Celtics have dropped two straight (including an ugly loss at home to the then 5-52 Nets), and are just 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Injuries have plagued the aging Celtics all season long, and there are doubts everywhere as to whether they will have enough gas left in the tank to battle with Cleveland and Orlando come playoff time.

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Glen Davis, and Marquis Daniels have all missed notable time due to injuries so far, and, at this rate, it doesn't appear as though they're going to be able to recover in time to make a real run at another championship.

The Celtics have won at least 60 games in both seasons since Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were broug ...

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