Boston Celtics: Overrated or unappreciated?

December 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm 6 comments

It’s hard to have a 20-3 regular-season record thus far and consider yourself unappreciated, but the Boston Celtics might have a case here. The postgame analysis team on CSNE dismissed the Celtics as not quite there yet after the team lost a close one to the Detroit Pistons, 87-85, Wednesday night.

What the Celtics should take from this game is the three-pointer from Ray Allen that tied the score at 85. Yes, Paul Pierce missed a shot that would have given his team a lead, and yes, the team subsequently fouled former Celtic Chauncey Billups, allowing Billups to make two game-winning free throws. And yes, the Celtics held numerous leads in the game that got whittled away by the persistent Pistons.

Good teams win close games, but the Celtics are showing that at least they can get in close games with good teams like the ones they have lost to: the Orlando Magic, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Pistons. Analysts should consider this before being so dismissive of a talentedĀ team that is still learning to cohere.

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  • 1. Nick O'Leary  |  December 20, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    As a Celtic fan (albeit from England – see the Celts once a year) I am concerned that when they play the better teams, they come up short. I hope they are not a team of bullies i.e. they only beat up on the small fry!

    Nick O’Leary

  • 2. Dannie  |  December 21, 2007 at 1:48 am

    I agree. They have 3 loses by a total margin of 9 points. That says to me they are a good team that is in every game. That is vital when the playoffs begin. When you have the star players they do its only a matter of time before they figure out a formula for finishing those closer games against tough opponents off with a win. One thing the analyst forget to mention is that great team CRUSH the teams they are suppose to beat and Boston has that part down already.

  • 3. Nora  |  December 21, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    Question for you Nick, how many losses do the Celtics have? 3.
    Not as if they have lost many games. They have also beaten Lakers and Golden state, Nuggets. Considered pretty good. Let’s wait for more then 3 losses to conclude anything about Celtics losses to good teams. It seems inconclusive and rather presumptious after only 3 losses.

  • 4. tsos20  |  December 21, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    20-3 is a great start in any sport. The Celtics have practically locked up the division already. No team goes 82-0. When you consider what they were last year, it’s a f-ing miracle.

    They aren’t a deep team, but they may be the best team in the East. Detroit has played together for a long time. Give the Celts a chance to get even better.
    The Sultan on Sports

  • 5. Jay  |  December 26, 2007 at 1:26 am

    Umm the celtics have had one of the WEAKEST schedules to date, though they have beaten the teams they are supposed to beat. They cannot be considered the top team team until they hit the west for the FIRST TIME! AND ON THAT ROADTRIP only the LAKERS and JAZZ are the good teams they will play

  • 6. tsos20  |  January 2, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Back from the west, 26-3!
    The Sultan on Sports

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