Pivot Points: Despite Win Versus Lakers, Celtics Are A Flawed Product

February 19th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Even a one point win against a Los Angeles Laker team missing Kobe Bryant couldn't hide the fact the Boston Celtics are teetering on the precipice of their season, and in danger of falling over the side.

Take away a brilliant performance by Ray Allen, in which he resembled the decorated player of his recent past, and the Celtics lose yet another game against an opponent who is considered a contender.

Boston's record now stands at 3-8 versus the Lakers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Orlando Magic, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, all considered contenders for the NBA throne, and all currently better than Boston right now.

In the Eastern Conference, the Celtics have fell to the fourth seed and are being pressed by a surging Toronto Raptors team in their division, and have lost crucial season series to the Magic and Hawks.

To their credit, the Celtics don't seemed as concerned and speak with all the bravado and confidence of their 2008 championship year, but they are in a state of denial because this is not that team.

That team excelled on the defensive end and were a terror on the boards, while relying on the dead-eye accuracy of Allen ...

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