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The road will become a way of life for C's in playoffs

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 25, 2013 at 5:45 AM



The Celtics have dug a 1-3 hole on their last west coast trip of the season. With one more game on this trip,and with the Celtics facing a playoff run on the road. The captain simply said this, 'We got to start preparing for the playoffs'. Doc said this as well a few days ago. 



"Listen we’re not going to be a 1 seed, we know that, so we just want to be a seed," Rivers said before Friday's game in Phoenix, acknowledging that a road-heavy schedule (18 of Boston's 30 games after the All-Star break are on the road) makes climbing the Eastern Conference playoff ladder all the more difficult.

 


Doc likes the possibility of getting higher, but as always for the Celtics health is key for anything around here. The Celtics are  off  seven of the following eight days. Doc can rest guys,and teach the new guys more of the offense,and defensive schemes.


"The neat thing is that we are very close to the fifth seed," Rivers pointed out on Friday, his team now actually a mere 3½ games behind fourth-seeded Brooklyn (and three games behind both Atlanta and Chicago). "But [the focus is] going to be health now for sure for us."


I said it in a recent post, and I'll say it again. I want to avoid Miami as long as possible. Last season Bosh was out for a good chunk of the East Finals. What if Miami gets a key injury to one of the Big Three? Anything can happen right? I think the Celtics best option is to get the 6th,or 7th seed. They'll have to be on the road, and the road will already be hard enough without Rondo. This will be the Celtics hardest run at a title. They love being underdogs,and perhaps Jason Terry hit the nail on the head when he said the Celtics have hearts of a champion. Even if the Celtics have been a poor road team this season. They've done well in the past. Of course it's hard to say if they'll do well this season. They are without Rondo,and Ray is gone. So it's hard to say how well they'll do.


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5 Comments

Reply paul
5:51 AM on February 25, 2013 
I don't think it matters, AT ALL, that they don't have Rondo. This is a totally different team now, and that's the way they wanted it. When they had Rondo, they didn't adapt to his game. Ok, fine. Now they have the team they wanted. No excuses if they don't win a championship. If they don't win a championship, I REALLY don't want to start hearing excuses about Rondo not being there. This isn't a Rondo-centered team with no Rondo. This is a team that couldn't emerge until Rondo was gone. it has emerged now. It's destiny is in its own hands. I sure don't want the likes of Courtney Lee, Avery Bradley and Jason Terry weeping about how they would have won a championship with Rondo. Don't resort to such tears. Win or don't win. It's your team.
Reply Franklin
12:06 PM on February 25, 2013 
Very well said Paul, I really get that. But you know the world will say that,and in away itsb a compliament.
Reply Greg
12:13 PM on February 25, 2013 
Avoid Miami as long as u can. This Celtics team could pull off what the Rockets did in 96? Go in as a 6th seed,and win it all.
Reply paul
10:31 PM on February 25, 2013 
Franklin says...
Very well said Paul, I really get that. But you know the world will say that,and in away itsb a compliament.


You are right, Franklin - it is a compliment in a way.
Reply paul
10:31 PM on February 25, 2013 
Greg says...
Avoid Miami as long as u can. This Celtics team could pull off what the Rockets did in 96? Go in as a 6th seed,and win it all.

I think they could.