What’s Wrong With The Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics play the New York Knicks tonight (8 PM ET, TNT) at a time when the Celtics are reeling. They’ve lost four in a row, and while they’ve got a three-game margin to make the playoffs, Boston is in eighth place and 2 ½ games back of Milwaukee of even getting to the seventh seed and avoiding Miami. When the Celtics tried to construct their team to beat the Heat in the playoffs, I don’t think they had the first round in mind as the meeting point. It’s hard to believe that Boston beat New York in Madison Square Garden just ten days ago and seemed to be getting it together. Let’s take a closer look at the Celts and see if there’s any hope for revival as the second half of their season begins at home tonight.