Why 2012-13 Is Deja Vu All over Again for the Boston Celtics

January 5th, 2013 by Matthew Schmidt Leave a reply »

That was the Boston Celtics' record heading into their Jan. 5 matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. You may look at that and say, "Wow. This team is two games under .500 through 32 games. How are they ever going to rebound?"

Well, hold on.

Remember last season when the Celtics got on a roll after the All-Star break and shocked the basketball world by nearly besting the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals?

What was their record through 32 games?


Much like this year, everyone doubted Boston. Prognosticators said their age had finally caught up to them. They said it really should have happened two years prior when the C's made a run to the Finals. But now, it was finally occurring. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce's legs had finally gotten to the point where they just could not take it anymore. Right?


The Celtics posted a 24-10 record over their final 34 games (remember that 2011-12 was a lockout shortened-season) to win their fifth consecutive Atlantic Division title.

Now, let's return to the present time.

Boston was on a four-game skid, all four losses ...

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