The Celtics won 13 more games at home than on the road this season. They had the fewest road wins (14) of all the playoff teams. Aside from home cooking, no air travel, and greatest fan base in the history of professional sports, why the large discrepancy in wins?
NBA.com’s John Schumann breaks down some numbers:
Translation – there’s a sharp increase in their defensive production, but not so much of a change offensively.
That’s not a good sign considering offense was
a major the problem in the second halves of Games 1 and 2. As Schumann put it; “They’re really a bad offensive team no matter where they play.”
But… the Celtics do have some players who shoot better at the Garden:
No worries. The future of the season rests with Jason Terry and Jeff Green.