Struggles Continue For New Celtics Team

By Damon Turbitt 11-21-13

© Zou Zheng/Xinhua Press/Corbis

© Zou Zheng/Xinhua Press/Corbis

 

The streaky Boston Celtics are streaking again, but not in a good way.

Last night Boston lost its 5th straight game.  This time it was to the San Antonio Spurs.  So, the Celtics find themselves at 4-9 on the season. That makes them 12th in the Eastern Conference out of 15 teams.

This losing streak is all too familiar for the Celtics who opened up their 2013-2014 campaign with a four-game losing streak. That streak raised questions about whether or not they would try to tank the season for a chance at a top prospect in next year’s draft.

But Boston quickly turned its season around, following up a four-game losing streak with a four-game winning streak.

Since that point, Boston has only managed to hold an opponent under 100 points once. Boston still lost that game to the Charlotte Bobcats. On the offensive side of the ball, the Celtics haven’t scored over 100 points since its November 11th win against the Orlando Magic. That was one of only two games the Celtics have eclipsed the 100-point mark season.

This weekend Boston has an opportunity to begin another winning streak, but will have its hands full against the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers give up the least points in the NBA and has only lost once this year.

Friday night the Celtics will host the Pacers at the TD Garden.