Boston Celtics: Will They Make It to The Finals This Year?
An Article on the Celtics future playoff run.
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The Boston Celtics are currently first in the Eastern Conference with a 16-4 record. With a 9-1 home record to compliment their dominance in the TD Garden (their home arena), the Celtics seem to be hitting a stride now tied for first overall with the San Antonio Spurs, and Dallas Mavericks. Boston finished last season with a 50-32 record, winning the Atlantic Division, and the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference. They are on pace to win approximately 60 games so if they keep up this torrid pace they will go far in the playoffs. Of course we can’t forget the Spurs, Mavericks, Magic, Heat, Jazz, and Lakers. The 2010 Finals picture has not been set just yet. Boston is 13th in points scored with 100.9 points per game, while giving up 92.95 points per game good for 5th in the league. Boston has six players averaging 10 points or more, those being Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O’Neal, and Glen Davis. Rondo however, is the only player to average a double double with 11.4 points and 14.1 assists per game. The Celtics play six of the next ten on the road however the only real tests in the next ten games would be the game versus the Hawks, Knicks, Nuggets, and Magic. Realistically the Celtics can go 7-3 or higher putting them with a 23-7 record going into the new year of 2011. Expect the Celtics competing for the NBA Finals but nothing looks like it can go wrong at this point.