VeryCheapSeats.com News: The Boston Celtics are in trouble in their rebound department
(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 23, 2012 ) Boston, MA Sports analysts are not surprised to find the illustrious Boston Celtics near the bottom of the standings when it comes to reboundsafter all, this is not the first time that the Celtics have exhibited this weakness. And it is this very weakness that might cause the collapse of a great sports dynasty, especially when the Celtics are pitted against two of the top teams in the league within one week; the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In the past, the Celtics have worked their way into the top of the standings thanks to shooting a high percentage and winning a lot of games. However, the Celtics are just a game over .500 and even their coach Doc Rivers recognizes that the legendary team is challenged when it comes to rebounds, especially this season.
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The Boston Celtics have dominated the NBA league from 1957 to 1969 by winning 11 championships in the span of 13 yearseight of these championships were won in a row (from 1959 to 1966). The Celtics hold the record for the longest consecutive championship streak in any North American professional sports. The Celtic domination of the league continued to the middle part of the 1980s, thanks to the efforts of the teams Hall of Famers, including Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Bill Russel, and Bob Cousy, under the direction of the legendary coach Red Auerbach.
The 1990s were dominated by the Chicago Bulls, but the Boston Celtics returned to prominence in the 2007 to 2008 NBA season. The team had its new Big Three (a nickname once awarded to Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish) in Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce. The new Big Three led the Celtics to its 17th championship victory in 2008, as well as a title in the Eastern Conference in 2010. Rajon Rondo, a point guard for the team, has also gained popularity thanks to his superb performance on the hard court.
One of the most prominent rivals of the Celtics are the Los Angeles Lakers, which theteam has met for a record 12 times in the NBA Finals. During these 12 Finals matches, the Celtics have won nine of the titles, while the Lakers won three.
The current roster of the Boston Celtics include Leandro Barbosa, Brandon Bass, Avery Bradley, Jason Collins, Kevin Garnett, Jeff Green, Kris Joseph, Courtney Lee, Fab Melo, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, Jason Terry, and Chris Wilcox. Doc Rivers has been the teams head coach since 2004.
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