Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 2/14/12
It's been a tough season for most Celtics fans. The awful start tempered the enthusiasm of even the most hardcore Green-teamers.  We've been distracted by a lot of trade talk. The Chris Paul/Rajon Rondo rumors dominated training camp. From there, we jumped into the blow-it-up debate as the Cs lost 8 of their first 12 games. Even when the Celtics rattled off 9 wins in 10 games, I didn't hear a lot of bold claims about this team's playoff chances. The Celtics currently sit in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division, 4 games behind the 76ers. They hold the 7th spot in the conference, 2 games behind Orlando and 2.5 games ahead of the Knicks. Aside from Chicago and Miami, the field is wide open for playoff seeds 3 - 8. The Celtics are ranked 10th in the latest ESPN Power Rankings by Marc Stein: Here's why no one likes playing 'em no matter how old they are: Despite its rebounding issues, Boston has held its past 25 opponents under 100 -- good for the seventh-longest streak in the sh...
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