The Boston Celtics have gone from 14-17 to 18-17 over the past four games. Along the way they beat Phoenix last night and early in the run Indiana and Atlanta. They also surprisingly beat the Knicks 102-96 in New York. The Kicks have had just four home losses all season, making that win even more admirable. Boston is now third in the Atlantic Division and 5.5 games out of first.
Losing Streak Broken
It was nice to see the Celtics finally break their losing streak, which stood at four games and included losses to the Clippers, Golden State, Kings and Grizzlies. Each loss was a blowout.
Boston shooting has started to get on target recently. Against the Knicks they hit 52% from the field and 90% from the free throw line. They outplayed New York and earned a sweet win.
Phoenix Win Longest Streak
The win against the Phoenix Suns marked the longest streak on the positive side of the ledger the Celtics have enjoyed this season. That win was secured by the efforts of Jeff Green, Jason Terry and rookie Jared Sullinger. Those are all guys off the bench. Green notched 14 points, Terry had 13 and Sullinger knocked down 12 and pulled in a career-best 16 rebounds. Boston’s bench outscored their Phoenix counterparts 47-16. That’s a great sign. Boston needs young guns from the reserve list to perform well.
Celtics on Upswing
The Boston Celtics are looking good as the young guys make their presence known. The team is at home for four more games. The Houston Rockets come in tomorrow and then Charlotte, New Orleans and Chicago. The home series wraps up on the 18th. So Boston has a nice stretch at home where they can make some positive stuff happen.
Although Boston is third in the Atlantic, the Celtics are 8th on the Eastern Conference playoff list. Philadelphia and Toronto are just behind the club. It’s going to be a long marathon to the playoffs. Hopeful some of the young bodies and souls can help the team get into the second season with enough gas to make a real run at the championship. Of course the playoffs are in the future. Boston has to win one game at a time. Right now they are doing just that.