The Celtics have a few days relaxation for the primary time in a protracted, very long time. This seems like the ultimate breath earlier than diving into the pool for the ultimate stretch.
They’re 8-2 within the final 10 and have simply 14 video games left within the season. At 31 wins, it will take a 9-5 document (.643 common) to succeed in 40 wins on the season.
The web site FiveThirtyEight initiatives them to succeed in 40 wins on the season. In fact in addition they predict that the Hawks will end with 40 wins. Atlanta owns the tiebreaker so that might put the Celtics within the fifth seed and with out homecourt benefit within the first spherical (or probably any spherical).
Right here’s hoping that the group’s current success is extra of an indicator of issues to return than the inconsistent play that has outlined a majority of the season. Whereas nagging accidents, security protocols, and non-COVID sicknesses can nonetheless pop up, normally it looks as if the group is getting more healthy.
So what are your predictions? Will they make it to 40 wins? What seed will they be within the playoffs? Who do you assume they’ll face? Who would you wish to face?