Originally Posted by DickyTouch
No use for an older team to waste energy on these late regular season games.
lol Really? You think the Celtics don't care if they get 4 games at home or at Chicago in a 7 game series? That's ridiculous! Have you noticed the Bulls home record? Is thinking teams don't care about home-court advantage any more ridiculous than comparing Deng to Duncan? I don't think that was a good comparison but your notion that the Celtics don't care whether they win or lose right now so they can rest and end up losing home-court is unbelievable to put it nicely. You said it. They're old, and they're wearing down late in the season. You are correct that they weren't playing well before the post-season last year. The difference is 2 things.
1. The Celtics are 1 year older.
2. The Bulls are a better coached, and deeper squad than any the Celtics faced in the East last year. Fresh bodies pounding those old men all night long. (No Homo)