Wednesday, November 04, 2009
CALL THEM THE PHILADELPHIA BELOW 76ERS
It's nice to see the Celtics having a good start. Better than good, perfect in fact. But it's difficult to get too excited about it. A 105-74 thrashing of the 76ers confirms what we already knew: that the Celtics would walk away with their 3rd straight Atlantic Division title. Only 5 games into the season and the C's have a 2.5 game edge over Philly.
It's really nice to see the bench put up 62 points, led by Wallace's 20 (only Pierce scored more with 21). But we saw the Celtics roar out of the gates last year, too. They were 27-2 before Christmas. And what did that get them? A 2 seed and an exit in the Conference Semis.
So as good as they're playing, and as comforting as it is to once again have a bench, it's not parade planning time yet. But it is nice to go to Philadelphia and stomp the 76ers.
Celtics @ Timberwolves tonight @ 8.
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