Originally written February 14, 2013 on Celtics Life:
The season is at the halfway mark and the Celtics have clawed there way back into the playoff conversation as the seventh seed.  Being in the Eastern Conference practically guaranteed them a spot in the post season; plus, they still have an opportunity to improve their position in spite of their up and down play. They managed to fend of the Chicago Bulls last night who like Boston, are without the all-star half of their back-court. Both teams have done fairly well with Chicago having the better record at this point in the season.  The Bulls have fared better because  of their trademark defense, and their ability to pound the glass with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson.  It also helps that these players are long, young and athletic; something Kevin Garnett isn't anymore although he reminds of us of it on the rare night the moon alines with the stars. Boston has had a hole in the middle, since the arrival of Jeff Green.  This is not Green's fault, because Danny saw ...
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