The aging Celtics came out of the lockout looking very slow and definitely showing their old age.
They are playing very unexciting basketball right now and currently play at the slowest pace in the entire league, averaging only 88 possessions per game. Due to this slow pace, their scoring is also towards the bottom of the league. The Celtics are only scoring on average 90.2 ppg.
The way they are playing right now, it doesn’t appear the “Big Three” have another title run in them. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce are all putting up their worst scoring averages since their rookie seasons seventeen, sixteen and fourteen years ago respectively.
With that said, the Celtics are a veteran team who is smart enough and experienced enough to overcome their weaknesses. Even though they only have a 15-12 record so far this season, here are five reasons the Celtics should still have hope that they can turn this season around and become title contenders once again.