The Celtics have a one-game lead on the Heat in the Eastern Conference standings and rank 20th in ESPN's BPI rankings, two spots ahead of Miami.Source: ESPNBoston
But Boston has a lower chance of making the playoffs (42 percent) than the Heat (53 percent) because of its schedule.
The Celtics have the toughest remaining schedule of any team in the East, according to BPI’s SOS rankings. An average team would be expected to win 40.1 percent of their games against Boston’s remaining schedule, and BPI’s game projections do not favor the Celtics in any of their remaining games.
Here's the full breakdown:
Brooklyn (36-41, 78.2%): ATL, WAS, @MIL, CHI, ORL
Boston (35-42, 39.4%): @DET, @CLE, CLE, TOR, @MIL
Miami (34-43, 43.7%): CHA, CHI, TOR, ORL, @PHI
Indiana (34-43, 33.2%): @NYK, @DET, OKC, WAS, @MEM
How tough the schedule will actually be will be remained to see. With much of the playoffs being/becoming settled, you could certainly see several of these teams (here's looking at you, Cavaliers) resting their stars down the stretch.
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Vintage WTHHT: What the Hell Happened to... Bob Bigelow
Bob grew up in Winchester, MA and after a growth spurt became a high school star at Winchester HS. He'd earn a scholarship to play his college basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, under Chuck Daly. When he graduated he was drafted in the first round, with the 13th pick overall pick of the Kansas City Kings.
Bob would play his first 2 seasons with the Kings before being waived in November of 1977. In February of 1978, he was heading to Boston.
However Bob would only appear in 4 games for the Celtics. 3-12 from the field for 6 points. In 17 total minutes played. He picked up a foul too. His Celtics career was over.
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