Why It’s Still Too Early to Declare the Boston Celtics Officially Back

January 15th, 2013 by Sebastian Lena Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics are currently riding their longest winning streak in over two years. However, common sense would suggest that the team still has some work to do in order to rise back up to the rank of title contenders.

Whether that return comes sooner rather than later is completely up to the Celtics.

After disposing of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday, Boston has now won six straight games. The last time the Celtics accomplished this feat, they followed up by reeling off eight more wins.

But with each passing victory, another deficiency gets brought to the forefront.

If Boston has any hope of repeating that 14-game winning streak, it better start correcting these mistakes soon.


Second Time's the Charm

Over the six-game winning streak, the Celtics have averaged 11.8 offensive rebounds per game. It’s a significant improvement over their season-long average of only 8.5 per game—No. 28 in the league.

Unfortunately, their opponents have fared even better.

Boston is allowing opponents 13.2 offensive rebounds per game over its last six contests. That&rsq ...

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