Warriors’ Steve Kerr admits Celtics have had a ‘very interesting’ season
Steve Kerr: Boston has had obviously a very interesting season. Very up and down.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) March 6, 2019
Though the Warriors have, for the most part, run roughshod over the entire league they too came out of the gate quite slowly to start the year and then Stephen Curry was injured for a series of games. Of course, the team was also without DeMarcus Cousins, who has returned and given Golden State another dangerous facet on the offensive end.
A team that seems to be trending in the opposite direction, the antithesis of the Warriors’ slow ramp up to dominance this season, is the Boston Celtics. The C’s have been mired in an up-and-down season, and it has been mostly downs in recent weeks.
The Celtics have lost seven of their past 10 games, and currently sit with a record of 38-26 – fifth in the top-heavy Eastern Conference. They have a six-game cushion over the 6th-seeded Detroit Pistons, but they’re also 3 games behind the 3rd-seeded Philadelphia 76ers for the #4 spot in the conference.
If the season ended today, the Celtics would face off against their bitterest rival (the Sixers) in the first round of the playoffs – definitely not an ideal scenario for either team.
This entire atmosphere makes tonight’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors a mammoth tilt, and Steve Kerr’s words veered more towards hinting at the turmoil in Beantown than really addressing it head-on.
You can’t blame him, as stirring the pot just a bit could light the fuse on the powder keg in the middle of Boston’s locker room.