Thursday, March 17, 2011

Celtics Struggling, But Things are Looking Up

Last night, the Celtics beat the Pacers by twelve points, but it is hard to tell whether their struggles are over or not.  Rajon Rondo's numbers have been plummeting lately and there is some speculation that he might be hurt.  Over the last two games he is 1-12 shooting and his assists per game have gone down every month.  Shaq and Jermaine O'neal are still working on their injuries, and the new acquisitions are still trying to figure out where they fit in.  Things have looked hard lately, and they are no longer alone in first place in the East.
Things look like they are about to get better.  Delonte West returned to the lineup last night and played very well.  Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic seem to be meshing with the team a lot better, and when Shaq gets back, the second squad should be good enough to beat many playoff teams alone.  Doc Rivers seems to know what he is doing with the team, and I think he just wants to stay ahead of the Lakers so they can have home-court advantage if they were to play in the NBA Championship round.  Remember, the Celtics were a .500 team from December until the end of the season last year and they made it to game 7 of the finals.  They will be healthy come playoffs, and they should be ready to make a championship run.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

1 comment:

  1. The Bulls are a serious threat this year, and the Celts are gambling that Shaq will be in game shape when he returns, and doesnt get reinjured. Rondo is a mystery to me, its really hard to tell what his problem is.