Color-based record shows Celtics’ greens might be cursed
The Boston Celtics will always be associated with the color green. But as according to this intriguing statistic, looks like the Celtics are better off ditching their iconic green threads for a higher chance of winning more games in the 2020-21 campaign.
NBCS Boston’s Chris Forsberg shared an interesting tidbit, noting that Boston has been undefeated this season when donning their white uniforms. The same cannot be said when they wear green, going 4-6 in Celtic green. If this graphic is to be believed, the Celtics should also stay away from those slick black uniforms since they’ve only won once in the five games they played in those jerseys.
Not even the traditional white jerseys can change the mojo for the Celtics so far. The numbers by jersey this season …
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 27, 2021
The Celtics used their white jerseys against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden on Friday. Sure enough, they were able to put an end to a three-game slide, running away with a 118-112 victory. Kemba Walker finally broke out of his slump with 32 points while Daniel Theis added 17 of his own.
While the case can be made that it’s purely coincidental, NBA players and teams have already proven to be a superstitious bunch.
For sure, the Celtics will likely rock with these white threads for as much as they can if it means getting their winning mojo back this season.
While the supernatural narrative is indeed more interesting to look at in regards to the Celtics’ winning, there’s actually a simple reason why this happens. Boston has been a much better team at home (9-5) compared to when they’re on the road (7-12). They often use those white jerseys at home, so there’s that. But undefeated in them? It’s up to you to decide. The win pushed Boston’s record to 16-17 and right back in the top eight in the Eastern Conference.