Or are they?
The Celtics are winning basketball games at the right time, building momentum that tops that of most other teams in the league as of late. In spite of the work put into this winning stretch, there is no reason for Boston to take its foot off of the gas.
Since the All-Star break, the Boston Celtics are 17-7, boasting wins over LeBron James and the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers and at both the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers. Rajon Rondo has lead the troops during the run, boasting 17 consecutive games with at least 10 assists.
Talk about impressive.
These are the five reasons why the Celtics stretch run will not take a toll on their chances to come home with an NBA championship in 2012.