“It’s a lot of hard work that went into that” Celtics clinch their 60th win

Image courtesy of Ktr101/Creative Commons under CC BY 3.0

By Alexandria Evans

It’s been 15 years since the Celtics last 60-win season, and 16 since they clinched the best record in the NBA. Boston has been on a hot streak the majority of this season, and they don’t anticipate slowing down anytime soon. 

In another double-digit win, the Celtics beat the OKC Thunder 135-100. Fitting enough, the victory against the Thunder truly highlighted what has gone right for Boston all season – being a well-rounded, comprehensive basketball team. Wednesday night, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Kristaps Porzingis all dropped more than 20 points, with Porzingis leading the way with 27. Tatum and Brown were close behind, with 24 and 23, respectively. 

The C’s latest victory has earned them a new postseason prize coming in the form of home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. This new milestone boasts Boston’s undeniable talent and star power going into the postseason. 

However, according to Jaylen Brown, the Celtics’ successful season is nowhere near the end goal.

“We’re not skipping any steps…sixty wins. I think we’re on track. When the playoffs start, it’s back to square one.” 

Despite a record of 60-16 and a chokehold on the rest of the NBA, the Celtics are keeping their priorities in order and their eyes on the real prize: a shiny, new Larry O’Brien Trophy and a championship banner show to off in TD Garden.