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I wouldn’t believe it if I haven’t seen it with my own eyes.
The Boston Celtics are for real. I figured good. I didn’t figure great.
I am struck most by how happy Paul Pierce is. He truly is rejuvenated. I think he will be the huge benefactor in that performances like last night (31 points, including 11-for-11 from the line with 11 rebounds and six assists) will not be needed as much as they were in the past … which means he will be fresh enough to do it more.
You get what I mean.
I really believed these three guys would get along, but I didn’t think it would be this seamless. Apparently with each guy — Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Pierce — not making the playoffs the last two years is enough to humble anybody.
I will be getting out to some C’s games very soon and plan to check out practice on Thursday in Waltham.
Do you agree with me? Are C’s legit? Or is this a facade, which means they haven’t really beaten anybody of repute yet?

  • http://jddrewrelieffund.blogspot.com Colin

    They’re definitely good. I’m going to wait until they play some of the Western Conference powers before deciding if they’re great.

  • jim

    Bill,
    You are absolutely right on with this one…(as always) but the C’s have 3 not 2 perrenial all-stars and that is the absolute difference. There hasnt been a team with 3 since the Celts and Lakers of the 80′s. Its not that the Celts will definitely win it all this year, but like you said , they are contenders…barring injuries. I do think if this team stays together for five years we will be raising at least two more banners up into the rafters. Oh..and by the way, we may have four perrenial all-stars in the future if the play of Rondo continues…Thanks for your work Bill…Jim

  • Reginald

    Heard they’re running you out of town. What a shame. Can you confirm or deny the rumor?

  • http://blogs.eagletribune.com/sports/ Bill Burt

    Me out of town?
    It would take an army … No, not true.
    I will be writing more, that’s all.

  • http://plls.blogspot.com s1c

    Have watched 4 of the 7 games and without a doubt they are for real. Of course it helps to be in the east, but in order to win a championship you have to get to the finals and they are a good enough team to do that. Makes me proud to wear the Celtics jacket again!!!

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