The NBA season has begun and the Boston Celtics have struggled out of the gate. After losing their first game to the Miami Heat in a hard fought game, the Celtics then lost to the Milwaukee Bucks. Although it was a close game, there is no reason for a championship contending team to be losing to the Bucks. In the team's most recent game, the Celtics barely beat the lowly Washington Wizards.
However, there is no need for Boston fans to panic. The Celtics started 0-3 last season and wound up one win away from the NBA finals.
One problem that is a little concerning has been their defense. Although they have only allowed more than 90 points once, their defensive rating is 108.4, which ranks 24th in the NBA. If the Celtics want to win a championship this year, their defense must improve.
Even with all of these negatives, the Celtics have done some things well this season. Here are five positive signs from the Celtics first three games.