With a little more than 20 games remaining, the NBA is officially in the midst of its stretch run.
This is the time teams sink or swim. When the jockeying for playoff position begins heating up. Where the pretenders are separated from the contenders. But most importantly, this is the time teams start taking a good long look at the cards in their hand and either check or fold.
Do they tank for a better lottery pick or continue battling for an improbable playoff seed?
Should they begin resting key players for the postseason or attempt to lock up home-court advantage?
Would a change in game plan take them to the next level or is the current strategy sufficient enough?
These are just some of the questions teams will be asking themselves in the next coming weeks.
However, the Boston Celtics find themselves in a rather peculiar position.
At 33-27, the Celtics currently sit at the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. They are five games back of the New York Knicks in the Atlantic Division...