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Boston Celtics on pace to go 82 - 0

by james on November 11th, 2007

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Ray says this uni will get dirty playing defense

Ok, who is picking the Celtics to go 82 - 0?

What no takers?

They are the only undefeated team in the National Basketball Association.

They have a 1 game lead in the Conference on the always there Pistons and the surprising Orlando Magic.

This time they were lead by Ray Allen as they beat the New Jersey Nets 112 - 101.

Ray had 27 points and 10 rebounds. Get this, Paul Pierce had 28 points and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 18 points 14 rebounds and 6 assists.

Just another easy win for the Celts.

“It was a tough win,” said Garnett. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. They (the Nets) had a nice rest and they were probably sitting here waiting for us. They probably watched the game last night. We spoke about this last night, about getting a rest and coming out with some energy. We started out pretty slow but picked it up defensively.”

Here is a little secret that you can’t tell anyone about the Celtics, because if this gets out, oh my, it is not going to be pretty.

Are you sure you want to know?

Ok, you asked for it, the Celtics can play defense!

And, as coach Doc Rivers pointed out recently, he can actually teach and coach defense this year without his players looking at him as if he were talking about quantum physics. He now has veterans who have at least a passing knowledge of the concept.

“We’re all right,” Posey said after the Toronto game, when asked about the team’s defense. “We could be a lot better. But it’s the second game and we’re going to have many more practices just to tune it up a little bit. Once we get that done, we’re going to be really good.”

Posey arrived with the reputation as a defensive demon. Garnett has been a glass eater his entire career while also being a shot-blocking threat and an annual member of the All-Defensive Team, dating to 2000. He was a first-teamer for six straight years and has been second team the past two. source

Your intrepid author must caution you again that it is a long season and the euphoria will be replaced with the grind and then we will see, but the early returns are certainly shaping up well for the Boston Celtics.

NBA Basketball Fan Question Will the Celtics play winning defense all year?

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2 opinions for Boston Celtics on pace to go 82 - 0

  • Jodie
    Nov 11, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Watch, they’ll go 81-1—and the loss will be the one game I’m going to (against the Bucks) with 7th-row tickets that ran us two bills a pop.

    But even so, I’d forgive ‘em. ;)

  • james
    Nov 13, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Two bills? wow!
    Let’s hope the game is everything you want it to be.

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