Memphis Grizzlies Win Raises Questions about Boston Celtics’ Future

March 11th, 2010 by A. Enslen Butler Leave a reply »
Surprised that Memphis rolled Boston on the road last night?

I was not. Memphis went to TD Garden and beat the Celtics and their top-ranked defense, 111-91. It was one of those games that was not as close as it seemed. In fact, Boston was never close. They scored 12 points in the first quarter and were down by more than 20 at the half. Surprised? You should not be. Memphis is a good team in a tough Western Conference. If a team takes them lightly, they can blow you out at home or on the road. Frankly, the loss says more about the Celtics than the Grizzlies. There are a lot of questions being raised about Boston. "Because we couldn’t make shots, you could see us not running back on defense, getting down, and you know that’s the one disappointing thing about tonight and other games, is right now, our offense—our lack of offense—is dictating how we play defense," Boston coach Doc Rivers said to "And that’s disappointing.” Are the Celtics simply too old to make another run for the NBA title? Forget the NBA title, are they too old to compete with Orlando and Cleveland to make it out of the Western Conference? Or, did they simpl ...

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