Celtics: Win or go home

This NBA season has been a difficult one for the Boston Celtics. Coming into the 2012-2013 season the Celtics had high hopes of a deep playoff run despite losing three point specialist guard Ray Allen, who left in the offseason for the defending champions Miami Heat. To replace Allen they brought in Courtney Lee, Jason Terry, and they still had guard Avery Bradley who was sidelined due to a shoulder injury. The season looked so bright for the Boston Celtics.

Rajon Rondo suffered

Rajon Rondo suffered an ACL tear and will miss the rest of the season, but the Celtics remain confident that they will make a playoff run. (Photo: NBA.com)

Now two weeks before the All-Star break the Celtics stand at a record of 24-23 which is 8th in the eastern conference, and nobody expected them to be in this position at the start of the season. Things only got worse for the Celtics because starting point guard All-Star Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL. In addition to that, they will be missing rookie forward Jared Sullinger for the rest of the season due to a back injury. Now everybody is counting the Celtics out saying they won’t even make it into the playoffs because of those two key injuries.

After Rondo was hurt, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers stated “”You can write the obituary, but I’m not.” He is clearly saying the Celtics are still going to make a playoff run and not going to give up easily. Celtics great Paul Pierce also stated that “A lot of people have pretty much written us off, which is fine, but the only people that haven’t written us off is us.” The Celtics are really showing that they are not giving up without a fight. Ever since the injuries the Boston Celtics have gone 4-0 and are looking strong with the strong play of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Now can the Celtics keep it up and make the playoffs and prove all the critics wrong? I certainly think they could. This is going to be an interesting finish to the NBA season.

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