Friday, April 8, 2011

Celtics short on time to turn around

CHICAGO -- When Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers tells you his suddenly inconsistent team will get this right, you're inclined to believe him because recent history suggest the Celtics are indeed capable of such a feat (just dig out your 2010 playoff tapes for proof).

But your eyes tend to tell you something different and on the heels of a 97-81 thumping at the hands of the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center, there's reason to question whether this team is truly capable of making history repeat.

Rewind to last year when the Celtics rested their ailing stars down the stretch while stumbling to a 27-27 mark over the final 54 games, settling for a fourth seed in the Eastern Conference before flipping that proverbial switch when those stars aligned back on the court in the playoffs.


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