Things are looking very good in Celtics land as of late. The Cs have won four in a row and seven out of their last nine games. As it stands right now, Boston is the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference and are only half a game back of Chicago for 4th and one game behind Atlanta for 3rd. In addition to the team playing extremely well right now, their upcoming schedule gives great optimism for the Celtics to continue climbing up the standings.
Schedule is really set up for the Celtics to make a run. Just 2 of next 17 games are against playoff locks. (Cavs, Clippers)— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) January 26, 2016
A reason for optimism: 22 of Celtics' remaining 37 games will come against teams with losing records. C's currently 5th in the East.— Darren Hartwell (@darren_hartwell) January 25, 2016
Since we beat the Denver Nuggets last night, 21 out of the remaining 36 games for the Celtics will be against teams with losing records. Given the difficult stretch of teams the green had to play in the beginning of the season, it's refreshing to see a lighter schedule on the horizon for us. It gives the team a chance to pile up the wins and to possibly set themselves up for home-court advantage in the playoffs.
Sometimes, teams tend to let up and play down to their opponents and the Celts are guilty of doing this sometimes. There have been games against the Nets and the Lakers this year that I bet the Cs wish they could take back in terms of how poor they played. It will be important for the team to keep up a nice pace of consistency to hopefully strengthen their positioning within the Eastern Conference playoff race. The impending Trade Deadline that's approaching is also an important thing to look at. If Boston keeps winning games, it could change the narrative of what we try and do in terms of trades. Buckle up Celtics Nation, these next few weeks should be real fun to watch.
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