Pivot Points: Can Pride Propel The Boston Celtics Through The Postseason?

February 25th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics have been dis-regarded, cast aside, and surpassed as the favorites in the Eastern Conference, but like an animal trapped in a corner, they have began to show the world there is plenty of bite left in their bark.

Whether or not they have enough gas in the tank to make a legitimate charge to the NBA Finals is up for debate, but it would be very unwise to discount the heart of a champion.

Boston was roundly criticized when they let the trade deadline pass without making a major deal. Sure, they picked up Nate Robinson from the New York Knicks, but he is not seen as the type of player to have a major impact on their season.

General perception was the Celtics would look to move Ray Allen for a player or two to revive their weary roster and when that failed to happen, the majority of observers all but closed the window on the Celtics' season.

But just as the days seemed the darkest for the Celtics, a strange thing happened. Boston started what Kevin Garnett described as the most important road trip of the season. It was in that stretch where a valuable lesson was learned.

Playing with a new sense of urgency an ...

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