|"I will remain stoic, but I find that news disappointing."|
Maybe the outcome would have been different if LeBron played. Man that guy has a real sense for basketball theatre. What a competitor.
Your East standings this morning pic.twitter.com/rIbsX7myuu— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) December 6, 2015
There really aren't many games you can take for granted in the East this season. Even though our Celtics have been somewhat inconsistent, I think they have been playing really well so far, especially when you consider how many new parts they have. The unfortunate reality however is that they have 1 less win than top seeded Miami, yet are somehow not only out of the playoff picture if the season ended today, but they are in 10th place.
The West has 4 games separating the 1st place Warriors and the 2nd place Spurs, more than the East does separating their 1st and 10th place teams. If you're thinking that is just because of an unprecedented 21-0 start by the Warriors, then also consider that there are 6 games between the Spurs and the 3rd place Thunder.
While the top of the West is still head and shoulders above the East, after that it gets a little murky. This may be the year that the East regains respectability. Hopefully it isn't at the expense of our Celtics missing the playoffs.
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