Celtics Lose Huge Game, Now Sit 1 Game Back Of Cavs
A win on Wednesday would have gone a long way in putting the Boston Celtics in control of the eastern conference, with few games remaining.
The C's proved to be no match for the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, however, as they fell 114-91 at the TD Garden.
The loss drops Boston to 50-28 on the season and one game back of the Cavs for the top seed in the conference. With only four regular season games left, there is little time to make up ground and capture the top spot.
While the C's entered the season with little expectations, in terms of finishing as the East's best team, getting so close and then failing to close on the opportunity would be greatly disappointing.
If things stay the same throughout the final week plus of the season, the C's would open the postseason at home as the two seed.