How ya like them apples? It seems we've got the numbers; in that five-game streak, Boston's average margin of victory has been by 28.6 points, and they have not trailed at all in the last two of those games. They have been hanging 126.2 points per game over that stretch, moving from 17th to 11th in offensive rating, and now sit at third in the league for net rating, behind only the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
(P.P.S. During the 5-game win streak the Celtics are the #1 offensive team in the @NBA (1.28 points/possession).
How much are they lapping the field?
The gap between them and #2 Golden State (1.16), is bigger than the gap between #2 Golden State and #24 New York.)
While it's far too early to let these numbers go to our heads, it's a huge relief for Celtics fans who were beginning to wonder whether the vaunted Boston offense we all drooled over in the offseason was in truth little more than a mirage.