It wasn’t pretty or something to write home about, but seeing the Celtics wins last night … made me quite happy!
The return of Kevin Garnett was the main reason behind the victory over Portland. Just watching the way the Green and White ran the floor, defend the motion movements, as well as intensified their defense in overtime, is what needs to occur every single night for the rest of the regular season.
Yes, the old folks, Garnett, Pierce, Allen and Wallace are tested, tired and maybe even exhausted, but with just a few weeks away from a much needed rest, All-Star Weekend, the Celtics need to find the mental toughness to finish off the first half of the season on a positive note.
Prediction as of now … I see the Celtics finishing second or third in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland will snag the number one spot, which will be followed by a three-way fight for second place between Atlanta, Boston and Orlando.