Have The Celtics Become The Favorite In The Eastern Conference?
The Boston Celtics traveled to London this week to play the Sixers, in O2 arena in London. They stormed back from 22 points down, to beat the Sixers 114-103. Giving them 34 wins, and the best record in the Eastern Conference. They have won Seven games in a row, they have seemed to regained their form, from their wining streak in the beginning of the season.
The Cavs on the other hand have hit the shits a little bit, Isaiah has returned to the lineup. Its way to early to say if its going to work or not with him and Lebron on the court at the same time, but I will say, since his return he has not helped them. I am a little biased here, I have written about my new-found hatred for the baby Isaiah Thomas, and I am seriously wishing this thing just blows up.
Understandably, Lebron James is the best player in the East. That will always make them a threat to come out of the East, similar to the Patriots, as long as Brady is on the field they stand a chance. But we are half way through the season, and the Celtics are getting better. They have all played together now for a half of season so the guys are starting to really feel eachtoher out, they know where guys are going to be which helps on the offensive and defense end. Marcus Morris finally looks healthy, and has had his minutes restriction removed. And what more can you say about the kids, Jayson Tatum and Jaylon Brown have been such pleasant surprises this season. Tatum is going to get screwed out of rookie of the year because of red shirt rookie Ben Simmons. With Kyrie and Al leading these boys, and coach Brad at the helm, I think the Celtics have become the favorite to win the Eastern Conference.
Imagine if Gordon Hayward could come back and give them something this season. Even if it was 10 or 15 minutes off the bench. Forget about the Eastern Conference, the Warriors better watch out come June.
Written By: Danny Dipietrantonio @(donato05)