Thursday, April 3, 2008
Celtics Destroy Pacers, Make History
The Celtics massacred the Indiana Pacers last night 92-77, matching and NBA record for the biggest season-to-season turnaround in terms of wins. This, their 60th win of the season came rather easily, as the Celtics had the advantage early on. The 2007-08 Boston Celtics are an astounding 36 games better than they were last year, when all of us Celtics fans thought that the saving grace for the franchise came in the form of a number 5 draft pick.
This Celtics team is happy about the turnaround, but clearly has their eyes on something else, what matters most you ask? "A championship does," said James Posey, a member of the Miami team that won the 2006 title. "That's what you play for."
Garnett led the way once again with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Leon Pown continues to impress, coming of the bench to score 14 of his own. While this bench production is fantastic, it could present some coaching problems for Doc Rivers in the playoffs. Coming off the bench are guys like Sam Cassell, Leon Powe, Glen Davis, Eddie House, James Posey, and PJ Brown. Clearly all of these guys won't be as big a part of the rotation as they were all season, or does Doc have the remedy for this problem. We'll just have to wait and see.