Analyzing The Boston Celtics’ Slide In The NBA Eastern Conference

On the morning of February 8, Boston Celtics fans—present writer included—were feeling our oats. The C’s had just won the first four games of a five-game homestand, were up to 14-10 and at minimum were in position to be a second-round team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. And we could be forgiven if some thoughts of springing an upset on Miami or Chicago might have briefly skipped through our minds. It’s been all downhill since then, as Boston has lost seven of eight. TheSportsNotebook takes a look at the losing streak to see if it’s just a bad stretch or if it’s time to break up the band.