36-25 1st in the Atlantic
Last 5 Games: Boston is 4-1 in the Last 5 Games. Their only loss coming to Toronto. Ray Allen hasn’t been playing and Pierce and Garnett sat out their last game against Charlotte. All three will be playing against the Knicks which if they win the game will wrap up the Atlantic Division.
Who’s Hot: Avery Bradley in his last 5 games is on fire. He is averaging 14.6 points, shooting 54% from the floor and 64% from three. He has taken all the minutes usually allotted to Ray Allen and shined. Bradley has been for the most part a defensive specialist, but has found his shot in recent games.
Kevin Garnett is also putting up number that are well ahead of his season averages. Averaging 20 points and 11 boards in the Last 5 Games. On the Season he is at 16 points 8.5 rebounds.
Rajon Rondo is averaging 16 assists in the Celtics Last 5 Games but his shooting has been way off. He has only made 1 three and is shooting 37% from the floor.
Keys to Victory
-Kevin Garnett has been unstoppable of late for Boston. Toronto had some nice success contesting and taking away Garnett’s shots. Other than that game he has been a 20-10 threat almost every night shooting a very high percentage.
-Push the pace. Boston is only giving up 88 points per game over the Last 5 games. You must get the pace going and limit turnovers. Boston is also first in the league in opponent field goal percentage over the Last 5 games at 40%.