All season long, the Boston Celtics had its share of doubters but went into Wednesday night’s game against the Bucks looking to lock up the top seed in the East. They got the job done with an easy 112-94 victory.
With LeBron James and others resting, superstar Isaiah Thomas led them all season long to take advantage of the opportunity. Just like that, the Celtics end 1st, alone atop the East.
One game doesn’t determine the state of a team. The Celtics did look lost against the Cavaliers a week ago, but has regrouped with wins against the Bucks and Nets.
With Thomas continuing to excel on the offensive end, the only way they are going to be competitive in the playoffs is with others on the squad stepping up. That is exactly what has happened as the team claimed the East crown for the first time since their Championship season in 2008.
Overall, the Celtics regrouped after a lackluster performance against the Cavaliers. The team is still destined to have success in the playoffs and look to be the Cavs’ biggest competition out of the Eastern conference. Their shooting struggles of late is the only worry the Celtics should have. Getting back to playing the defense we’re accustomed to seeing will also go a long way in their journey of success in the playoffs.
Having one of the most dynamic scorers in the NBA should help.