Celtics Slow Out The Gates

Mike Schratz, Writer

The Boston Celtics have started the 2012-13 season shaky losing three out of their first six games.

Within one year the C’s have altered their roster multiple times. Though trading the prolific shooter Ray Allen to the Heat, Boston brought in new faces such as Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Jared Sullinger.

A record of (3-3) may not seem too discouraging, but the Celtics have yet to pick up a win against a team that finished above .500 last season.

Captain Paul Pierce seems to be his normal self, averaging 20.8 ppg through six games along with Kevin Garnett’s 16ppg. Rajon Rondo is proving to be an elite point guard in the NBA as well with 13.3 assists per game.

Since the starters are staying consistent with previous years, where can the problem be found?

“Their offense is out of sync because of all the new players acquired in the offseason,” stated FHS junior and C’s fan Jared Yellin, “they aren’t in good rhythm.”

In addition, Boston’s defense is undoubtedly weaker this year giving up 99.5 ppg in comparison to last year’s 89.3 ppg allowed.

Some may be worrying about the potential the Celtics have this season, but their leader certainly seems to have everything under control.

“We’ll just have to play hard every night,” claimed head coach Doc Rivers, “it’ll give us a chance to win games when were not playing great.”

How far will the Celtics go this year?


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