… until the playoffs begin.
The Celtics have essentially answered every regular season question… and silenced every doubter out there.
They’ll take forever to jell… if they do at all: They started the season 26-3
They’ve got no one after the “Big 3″: Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins have both come up big… and just about everyone on the bench has made huge contributions.
They’ll play no D: … ahem… best defense in the league in terms of points allowed AND opponents field goal percentage. And Paul Pierce is playing out of his mind on the defensive end.
Detroit is really the team to beat: We’ve beaten them twice… and lead them by 6 games.
Wait until they play the West: We’re 23-4 versus the West. We’ve beaten the current conference leader, the Lakers, by 13 and 11 points. We’ve swept the defending champion Spurs. And we crushed a team on a 22 game winning streak.
Keep doubting, haters. Now its time to coast into the postseason. Of the next 14 games, 4 are against teams that currently have winning records (New Orleans twice, Phoenix and Washington). The next challenge comes in the first round. Thanks to reader Michael Dempster for the pic at the top of the post. And Jesse Haley stepped up again with Gino… on the jumbotron in Dallas (click for full version).
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