Remember when Gordon Hayward suffered that horrific ankle injury against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the Boston Celtics’ season opener?
Of course you do. But even though it was just a little over a month ago, you might forget that many people labeled Boston’s season over after just one game.
Well, here we are on Nov. 21, and the Celtics are in the midst of a 16-game winning streak and sit atop the NBA with a 16-2 record. While the argument can be made that the streak is a bit of fool’s gold, some have been so impressed that they think the C’s actually could beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers in a playoff series.
Check out what Skip Bayless said Tuesday during FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed.”
Is this a bit too aggressive?
Probably. Because even though the Celtics have been the NBA’s best defensive team thus far, their shooting woes raise questions about whether they can hang with the immensely talented Cavs over a seven-game series.
Still, given Boston’s excellence across the board, the prospect of the Celtics emerging from the Eastern Conference might not be so crazy after all.