Will The Real Boston Celtics Please Stand Up

March 24th, 2010 by Stew Winkel Leave a reply »
It was only ten days ago when I had thrown in the towel on the 2009-10 Boston Celtics.  The Celtics had lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-93.  The game marked the second straight meeting between the two teams where Cleveland appeared to toy with Boston—allowing the Celtics to hang around before quickly and easily pulling away.

Boston followed that game, though, with decisive home wins over the Pistons and Knicks. Nice victories, sure, but not exactly the type of wins that should be celebrated.  Then the Celtics showed real signs of life for the first time in months, winning on the road at Houston and then at Dallas, for a four-game winning streak.

Suddenly, I was hooked again, convincing myself that yes, this team will be able to battle with the top teams come playoff time.  But then came a 110-97 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday.  Now, I do not know what to think about the Celtics. 

Even 70 games into the season, there continues to be more questions than answers surrounding the Celtics:  Are they bored?  Is their a switch?  Does the ...

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