After receiving the devastating news that star point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season with a torn right ACL, the Boston Celtics have to pull it together in February and keep their season alive.
February will prove to be a tough month for the Celtics, as they will spend most of their time of the west coast. Boston has to play the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers, who will both give a Celtics team that's barely above water a hard time. Boston also faces rival Los Angeles Lakers twice in February.
The ultimate test for the Celtics will be the five-game road trip to close out the month. If the Celtics can win at least three of those games, the trip will be a success. However, if the team succumbs to fatigue, it will be difficult to pick up the pieces in March.
February is the month that the Celtics need to prove they are still a worthy team, even without their best player.