Rondo: Celtics Peaking at Right Time
The Celtics’ postgame locker room was about as jubilant as it has been this season. Music blared as the room opened to reporters (and kept blaring until it cleared) as players darted to the airport for a flight back to Boston and Wednesday’s back-to-back against a well-rested Atlanta Hawks squad.
Boston’s defense inarguably has helped the team turn around its season. Now here comes the offense, and the rest of the East can only shake its head. The Celtics are just two games back of the Indiana Pacers for the No. 3 seed, and between their talent and playoff experience, few teams are going to want to encounter them in May.
“It took a while, but as long as we’re peaking at the right time, I think our chemistry is growing each game and our confidence is growing each game,” (Rajon) Rondo said.
Yes, the Celtics are still a defense-first team, but they like reminding everyone that they can still put up big points.
“We are taking steps forward and coming together as a team,” (Avery) Bradley said. “Defense wins games for us. We come out and play defense hard every night. [But] it’s hard to beat us when we move the ball like that.”