Since taking over first place in the Atlantic Division almost two weeks ago (with a December 3rd win over the Bucks that pushed them to 8-12), the Celtics have occupied the #4 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race by default; division winners are guaranteed a top four seed regardless of record. However, with every team around them in the standings continuing to stumble, Boston's 11-14 record is now good enough for the Conference's #4 position on it's own merit. The Celtics .440 winning percentage is tied with Detroit behind only Indiana, Miami, and Atlanta.
Of course the C's also lead 9th place Washington (9-13) by just half a game, and are only 5.5 games in front of the Bucks, an NBA worst 5-19.
Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan Mark Vandeusen 12/16/2013 12:25:00 PM Tweet