Originally written January 03, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Something Mark pointed to in this post right here is how similar the Celtics record was to last year's. Really, it is strange how similar the two teams are, yet also how alarmingly different. A lot of Celtics fans are kind of hanging their hat on the flip switching the Celtics did at the end of the season last year. It's not a bad argument. They've done it before, they can do it again. Yet it is indeed, unfortunately, a flawed one. So at this point last year (through 31 games) the Celtics were at 15-16 and had lost their fourth straight game. They would go on to lose another one to make that streak five and then go on a tear where they only lost 10 more games and ended up in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This year, as you know, the Celtics are basically at the same point record wise. They are worse by just one loss (14-17) and are also in the midst of a four game losing streak. Last year's Celtics bounced back from their five game losing streak by w...
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