Playing Panic or Patience with Slow Starts Around the NBA

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Playing Panic or Patience with Slow Starts Around the NBA
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Not every slow start is the same in the NBA

Some should be treated as an inevitable speed bump on the road to the playoffs, as the team in question is showing signs of breaking out at any moment.

And there are also the slow starts that were expected—the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz, for example. I won't be covering those in this article. If panic is a possibility, that means that there were actually expectations going into the season. 

But even just a handful of games into the season, the panic button can look awfully appealing. The red tint is just sparkling, and it's urging you to press it, especially now that an unexpected record has pulled back the cover that was serving as its protector. 

But should you press it? 

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