Faulty Sense of Entitlement
posted at 4/7/2011 10:06 PM EDT
I truly think that one of the main problems with this team as the season as gone on has been a faulty sense of entitlement that a championship is theirs to be had. This can be seen if anyone who has watched the Association on ESPN, where before a game against Golden State Ray Allen proclaimed "They don't belong on the same floor as us." This is the NBA, where every game is important regardless. I feel like they seem to take this same approach far too often, believing that teams will fold against them just because they are the Celtics, and I think this plays a decent part in how we've seen them fail to finish games and maintain consistant intensity for an entire 4 quarters. Hoping they can shake this down the stretch and into the Playoffs.