Celtics Soar Back to Boston: Get Important Win Over the Hawks!

The Boston Celtics have been soaring through their schedule the past week and more importantly have been walking away with much needed wins.

The scenario was no different Friday night back in Boston where they went into an overtime thriller with the Atlanta Hawks before coming away with the 107-102 win! The win must have been especially gratifying for Coach Doc Rivers who had a long, successful career as a guard with the Atlanta Hawks franchise but has now settled into being part of the long legacy of excellent Boston Celtics coaches!! Many have rightly been saying that Doc Rivers should get Coach of the Year!!! Looking at their record since losing all-star Rajon Rondo as well as some other impactful players…a good case can be made for Doc getting the respectable coaching award!!!

With an impressive last minute victory that saw Jeff Green score the big bucket with .5 seconds left on the clock the Celtics beat the playoff probable Indiana Pacers 83-81 on Wednesday night! It was preceded by a win over the Philadelphia 76ers the night before 107-101!

This is the stretch run time of the year before playoffs start around May! Coach Doc Rivers and the fans must be feeling good about the positive signs that the team is currently displaying. They are hitting the big baskets and playing well as a team. With Pierce/Garnett leading the way under Doc Rivers steady coaching, the acquisition of some new players(Crawford, Williams) and the important contributions of role players(Terry,Green,Lee,Bradley) translating into wins…. Their playoff hopes look much, much better!

This upcoming week sees them facing a very tough Oklahoma City Thunders team on Sunday followed by contests against the Charlotte Bobcats and
Toronto Raptors as their playoff march goes on! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! Go Celtics Go!

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Hunter Thomas
As a lifetime New England sports fan, Hunter was determined in October of 2005 to finally start using that passion and determination to create the site now known as Celtics 24/7. Formerly known as Celtics Pride, Celtics 24/7 has become one of the most well-respected and followed Celtics websites. Our motto “For Fans, By Fans” rings entirely true as we’ve built and grown a community of passionate and enthusiastic Celtics fans. It all starts with you–the fans, and I appreciate every single person who supports us on our journey to the top.
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