It's come to that point in the Boston' Celtics' season that has become all too familiar to fans of the team over the past few years.
The Celtics are dancing around a .500 record with the All-Star break looming, and analysts and fans alike are forecasting the the end of the run of the KG era Celtics.
It's gotten so bad that some analysts are even calling for GM Danny Ainge to blow up the team.
Die-hard Celtics fans need only point to last season for some hope however. The Celtics stumbled into the break in last year's strike shortened season with just a 15-17 record, but managed to become just the fourth team ever to with their division after hitting the All-Star break with a losing record according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Will the Celtics have enough left in the tank to rise from the cellar and recover another seemingly lost season?
To answer this question it's important to take a look at what the main culprits for this year's up-and-down play are.
Here are the main causes for the newest installment in the recent saga of Boston Celtics early season slumps.