The Boston Celtics had high expectations to start the 2012-13 season, but have yet to reach their full potential midseason. The Celtics need to get their act together if they want to be seen as a true contender.
The Celtics are one game under .500 with a 20-21 record. For a team with as much talent as this year's Celtics, their performance has been disappointing, to say the least. On paper, the team has the perfect blend of experienced veterans and hardworking newcomers. However, something just isn't clicking.
If the Celtics want to reach their full potential, they must drill these three words in their heads: Defense. Cohesiveness. Consistency. Those are the keys to the Celtics turning their season around.
All stats used are accurate as of Jan. 23, 2013.