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Good morning fellow fans of the best team in the league.

Take a look at some of the league stats this morning:

  • The Celtics lead the league in point differential at +18.0 ppg (next closest is 11 ppg)
  • The defense, which has been a focal point this season, is 3rd best giving up an average of 87.8 points per game, only 0.5 points away from the leader Detroit
  • However, the defense is tops in the league on a FG % basis giving up a stingy 39.8% per game! (that's crazy)
  • Oh and to compliment the defensive prowess, the offense ranks 7th in the league in points per game, but is the top shooting team, making 54.5% of their attempts (also crazy).
  • On the glass, the Celtics have the third best rebounding differential per game - thanks to KG who leads the league in boards per game.
  • The PGA tour is among the top 20 in ppg.
  • Ray Allen is 2nd in the NBA in FG % at 63% - which is unbelievable for a perimeter player.  And KG isn't that far behind at 6th. 
  • Rondo is 2nd only to AI in steals per game.
  • While Garnett leads the team in assists per game, as a group the Celtics are 2nd in the league in team assists. 
Yes its only 4 games, which is too early to make any real conclusions, but this is a great start.