The Boston Celtics' recent roller-coaster ride of results has taken another downward dip. That's the same trend they've been on against the Detroit Pistons lately.
The streaky Celtics look to get back on track Sunday night when they visit a Detroit team playing for the first time since its trip to London.
The season’s midway point is two games away and by the time the Pistons get there – after home games Sunday and Tuesday – they’ll be that much closer to knowing whether the playoffs are indeed within their reach or as far off as they seemed in the throes of their 0-8 start.
The teams that currently occupy the last two spots in the Eastern Conference, Milwaukee and Boston, are both hovering barely above .500. If those two spots are within play, then there are four teams currently on the other side of the playoff divide that are positioned to overtake the Bucks and Celtics.
Back home from London, and the good news is that the flu shot that I never had time to get this year? Yeah, well, there’s no need to worry about it any longer. I’ve got the flu! So at least I’ll have that as a memento from our journey.