Thursday, November 08, 2007

Celtic Pride Restored

NBA Boston Celtics

Ok believe the hype. The Boston Celtics are not even messing around. After just 3 games, they've racked up 3 wins and 2 of them were by 20 points or more. The latest was a murder of the Denver Nuggets, who were supposedly playing some good ball themselves. You'd think a team with Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin and Marcus Camby would stand their ground. However, things didn't work that way in Beantown last night. Celtics were up by almost 40 at one point and finished with a huge win.

Let's face it, Danny Ainge was getting criticized heavily for years as the Celtics looked dismal, but now he's smiling ear-to-ear as he's restored Celtic pride. They even ran special commercials during the game last night. You may have seen the ads that NBA has been running with the piano background music and various phrases such as "Where Regret Happens" or "Where short shorts happened". Well this one was all about the Celtics and most importantly the restoration of "Celtic Pride". Green is mean once again.

If this team doesn't finish at the Eastern Conference top 2 by season's end it will be a shock, or due to unfortunate circumstances. They stay healthy, they keep winning. A true test will be to see them play a team such as the San Antonio Spurs. That will be the true gauge of just how good the Celtics are, albeit they only play 2 games vs the Spurs this season. Seeing KG in action against Duncan, and Pierce, Allen and the rest contending with Bowen, Manu and Parker will be a good measuring stick. As for the Celtics "secondary players" though, guys like Eddie House, Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo are looking just fine, so the question of depth might not even be a question now. When you have 3 NBA stars like Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and KG leading the way, the rest will follow...

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