In Week 2, the Boston Celtics finally showed a glimpse of what they're capable of.
Whereas the Celtics barely rose above the Washington Wizards during the first week, the team captured its best win of the season so far against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Rajon Rondo was brilliant in his role as floor general, and all five starters scored in double digits.
The big win was a culmination of the C's steady progress throughout the second week. In a Nov. 9 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston's poor defense was ultimately their downfall. However, the silver lining was Jason Terry's emergence as the sixth man that everyone was waiting for.
In a Nov. 10 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, head coach Doc Rivers tweaked the starting lineup by inserting Terry and Brandon Bass in place of Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger. Paul Pierce was still the most consistent source of offense, but nobody is complaining about that.
Until the Celtics reach their desirable level of cohesion, the team will have to take the ugly wins for now. Nonetheless, Boston fans can take away a few key points from Week 2.