It might sound odd that I'm complaining about the fact that the Cs have only dropped five games at home despite it being a game past the halfway mark of the season, but it's having a "two-way season" in much the way the league values such "two-way" players that's causing the fanbase such consternation.
If Boston was only a road team, it's .454 record logged after dropping 12 of 22 road games to date would have it clinging to the eight seed by .002 percentage points - and an equivalent amount out of fourteenth place (!!!) in the loaded Western Conference.
Let that sink in - if the Celts were a west coast team with the road record they now have as their full record, they'd be poised to make a run at Zion Williamson, and that ain't great, folks.
The #Celtics are 1-5 in their last six road games after Saturday's loss. A closer look at those road woes, an idea to shake up the rotation and more takeaways here: https://t.co/TXTu0nV3UT
Mercifully, the team's excellent home record, 15-5, has kept them in the mix for a top-four seed, though every avoidable loss dropped (mostly) on the road is pushing the higher end of that spectrum further out of reach.