Celtics Are Finally Headed In The Right Direction

Looking back over the season so far, you can almost group the games together and see the patterns and trends come into focus. The first few games were high emotion, low preparation, and they just came up short. The next few games were against cupcake opponents so they were easy wins. The bottom line is that they were either too out of shape or too unprepared mentally to get wins during that 5 game losing streak - which may yet come back to haunt them.

From that point on, however, the team has won 8 out of 10 games and seems to be hitting their stride. They haven't looked perfect throughout. The Jekyll and Hyde routine played itself out even during individual games often enough. But that's kind of been this team's M.O. for a while now, so no big surprise there.

The overall sentiment I'm trying to get across here is that we're headed in the right direction. Are we "there" yet (where ever there is)? Not by a long shot. We've got miles and miles to go before we hit the playoffs and we've got some epic road trips happening in the 2nd half of the season. But we can be reasonably sure that Danny has seen enough from this team to not hit the detonate button (unless he gets wowed with offers he can't refuse).

I don't know if we're title contenders yet, but if the playoffs started tomorrow, there wouldn't be a team in the league that would look forward to playing this group. And that's a good start.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker