Is an Early Postseason Exit in the Boston Celtics’ Future?

March 11th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics have begun to lose games at home to teams they should dominate at this point in the season, and their failures against the New Jersey Nets and the Memphis Grizzlies do not bode well as they limp towards the postseason.

There are various reasons that the aura of the Celtics has diminished over the past few weeks, and one of the most obvious is the inability of Boston to secure rebounds, especially in key situations.

Boston is second to last in the NBA in rebounding and the only team they can claim an advantage over in the category is the Golden State Warriors, who have no chance of making the postseason.

The Celtics used to excel in rebounding but the tides of time have left their imprint on players like Kevin Garnett.

Players brought in to help like Shelden Williams and Rasheed Wallace have been mostly ineffective.

Glen Davis and Kendrick Perkins are decent players, but they are both undersized, and when paired against taller players, their physical style does not always win out.

If age has taken its toll physically on Garnett, then the same demons have visited Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, w ...

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