The Celtics, after probably losing today to drop to 4-8, are going to go on a 6-2 run to close out the month.
What inside information did I get to make such a bold proclamation after such a crappy start?
I, ummm, looked at the schedule. Let's take a look ahead together, shall we?
|Mon 16||vs Oklahoma City||8:00pm|
|Wed 18||vs Toronto||7:30pm||CSNHD|
|Fri 20||vs Phoenix||7:30pm||CSNHD|
|Sun 22||@ Washington||1:00pm||CSNHD|
|Mon 23||vs Orlando||7:30pm||CSNHD|
|Thu 26||@ Orlando||8:00pm||CSNHD|
|Fri 27||vs Indiana||7:30pm||CSNHD|
|Sun 29||vs Cleveland||6:00pm||CSNHD|
|Tue 31||@ Cleveland||7:00pm||CSNHD|
The losses on the schedule are OKC, Indiana, and one of the Orlando games. Wins over Toronto, Phoenix, Washington, Orlando and Cleveland twice will close out the month with 10 wins and 10 losses.
Just based on the Celtics current play, that's a reasonable outcome and it keeps them within striking distance heading into February. It gives them a month to get into the shape they say the need to get into, and it gives them time to get on the same page offensively. Then we can get into February and see if these Celtics will just look like this all season, or whether they're going to improve and show flashes of what we think, and they say, they can be.
And let's face it… after the way they've looked, wouldn't you take a .500 record by the end of the month? I would too. And if it doesn't happen, I'm giving everyone their money back.