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Will the Celtics win 20 games over the remainder of the season? (41 wins total)

Yes
25 (75.8%)
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Offline OhioGreen

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2013, 07:01:12 AM »
Trying to be as objective as possible, trades and other acquisitions withstanding, 12-26 looks about right to me for a 33-49 final record.  Philly, Detroit and even the Raptors given RR injury are dreamin' about that 8th seed.  So even games against them are gonna be tougher than usual, and Phil and Det already give us enough trouble!

Offline PhoSita

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2013, 07:59:02 AM »
I took another look at the schedule, breaking up home and away.

I did it game by game and I ended up with 11-7 home and 10-10 away.  Maybe that's too optimistic.  But a lot of the tougher opponents are at home and many of the weaker matchups are on the road.

21-17 is my guess but that assumes the team stays substantially the same.  Which seems somewhat unlikely.

If OhioGreen is right and teams like the Sixers, Raptors, and Pistons give the Celtics even more trouble than I anticipated, it could easily be closer to 17 or 18 wins.
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Offline CelticsFan9

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 08:16:33 AM »
If I'm an optimist, I see 21 games that we could win.

If I'm a realist, I see 16 or 17.

Offline slamtheking

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 08:17:06 AM »
Here's the remaining schedule for the Celtics:

vs. Kings
vs. Orlando
vs. Los Angeles (Clippers)
@ Toronto
vs Los Angeles (Lakers)
vs Denver
@ Charlotte
vs Chicago
@ Denver
@ Los Angeles
@ Phoenix
@ Portland
@ Utah
vs Golden State
@ Philadelphia
@ Indiana
vs Atlanta
@ OKC@ Charlotte
vs Toronto
vs Charlotte
vs Miami
@ New Orleans
@ Dallas
@ Memphisvs NY
@ Cleveland
vs Atlanta
@ NY
@ Minnesota
vs Detroit
vs Cleveland
vs Washington
vs Brooklyn
@ Miami@ Orlando
vs Indiana
@ Toronto
I'd consider the 3 bolded ones uphill battles on the road.  I think all the rest are games they have a chance of winning.  Yes, that include Miami and Clips at home, NY home and away and Dallas, Denver and Utah on the Road.

There's too much talent on this team to just assume they have no chance at winning those games.  The Miami game finally showed what this team could do on D.  I'm hoping it's the start of how they play the rest of the year.
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Offline staticcc

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 08:30:16 AM »
26-12. The Cs always find a way to go on a groove late in the season. It will happen again book it! ;D

Offline eugen

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 09:01:02 AM »
Sure

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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2013, 09:33:23 AM »
Fourty four and Thirty Eight sounds about right. If they can get a New York or Brooklyn pairing, they get to the second round but that will be it and we can take something positive out of the season for it being a bridge year.
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Re: Will The Celtics Win 20 More Games? (As of 1/29)
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2013, 09:38:59 AM »
26-12. The Cs always find a way to go on a groove late in the season. It will happen again book it! ;D
TP for the optimism, I think they win exactly 41 and end up at .500 on the season.
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