Anything can happen in the second half of the season, so it’s time to make three bold predictions for the Boston Celtics after the All-Star break.
All-Star weekend is over, and it was one of the more memorable ones in recent memory. The back and forth dunk contest, the intense 4th quarter of the All-Star Game, and much more summed up an eventful three days for players on the Boston Celtics and around the NBA as well.
Now that it’s over, there’s a quiet three days for the NBA world before basketball returns on Thursday. In between that time, NBA fans may reflect on their team’s first half and even wonder what lies ahead from February to April. Long story short, there are a lot of thoughts running around everyone’s head.
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The Boston Celtics are a team that has a great amount of potential in the second half of the season. They ended the first half on a high note, beating the LA Clippers in double overtime. Their level of play has been excellent in recent games, and they have some pressure to keep up that level as the schedule increases in difficulty.
Some of their notable games soon after the break are as follows: 2/23 @ Los Angeles Lakers, 2/25 @ Portland Trailblazers, 2/26 @ Utah Jazz, 2/29 vs Houston Rockets. Those are four of their first five games after the break. The fifth one is a tough contest in Minnesota against the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves. They follow up those five games with two relatively easy ones, and then a tough three-game stretch against the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Indiana Pacers, and Milwaukee Bucks is on deck.
Long story short, they have their work cut out for them right after the break. However if there’s a team that can make some noise in the league and win all of those games, it’d the Boston Celtics.
Making predictions is always fun, so let’s take a look at three bold predictions for the C’s as they head into the 2nd half of the season.