Could the Celtics Win the Atlantic Division???
posted at 3/11/2012 1:00 PM EDT
Put aside for a moment the belief (that I share) that this team probably cannot contend for a championship, as is. Concentrate only on the Atlantic Division and ask if they can win that division, as currently constituted?
The Celtics are two games behind the Sixers and one game down in the loss column with all of our injuries, our bad start, and all of our terrible games. Add to this we are 4 games UP in the loss column over the Knicks. Then, remember that we have the same home record as the Sixers and only two games worse than them on the road.
Yes, we have a terrible road trip coming up. So do they. They have only 2 less road games than we do and have loss only 1 less road game than we have (we lost 10 on the road and they lost 9). So, they are a bad road team, like we are. And.....they still have to play Knicks, Indiana, Chicago, Miami, San Antonio, Boston, Orlando, and Cleveland on the road. They play Boston, knicks, Orlando, Miami, and Indiana at home - all playoff teams trying to get position.
The Sixers have a tough road to hoe and I predict the Celtics will overtake them for 1st place. Of course, that will get us through the first round and probably not much further but we'll get to see our C's play at least into the second round and maybe 3rd.
Any of you believe we can win the Atlantic as currently constituted?