|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 3, 2014 at 2:30 AM|
Reality is setting in for the Celtics after their recent loss to the Chicago Bulls Thursday night, 94-82. I didn't do a recap after the game, it didn't feel like there was a need for it. Chicago led 24-21 at the end of the first quarter and 48-45 at halftime. In the third quarter the Bulls put on the clamps, and the Celtics couldn't score the basketball. The Celtics have fallen out of the 8th spot in the East, but their virtually tied with the Bobcats who hold the spot. Boston is 3-7 in their last 10 games, and the Celtics that once held the top spot in the Atlantic look lost once again.
What's going with this team? They have let go of games that they should have won, by losing big leads, and by not playing well in the 4th quarter. They haven't played the best teams in the league, and they've dropped 4 of their last 10 games at home. The Celtics schedule is daunting in the next two weeks. It could determine the Celtics playoff hopes.
The Celtics will have one easy game (Magic) on the schedule, and honestly with this team no game is easy. The Celtics will see the Thunder twice, and they'll see Miami again after they beat them in Miami in November, at the buzzer from Green's insane three-pointer. The Celtics will head out west to play the Clippers, Warriors, and Nuggets. The games will be tough, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Celtics crumble completely after this stretch. Very daunting for a young team.