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2022-23 Celtics scoring ranks favorably with early 60's Boston teams

 The highest Celtics scoring occurred in the 1959-60 season, with The Green averaging 124,5 points per game during the regular season - good enough for 4th-all-time in the NBA. Tommy Heinsohn was the main gunner (no surprise) at 21.7 PPG, followed by Bob Cousy (19.4), Bill Sharman (19.3), Bill Russell (18.2), Frank Ramsay (15.3) and Sam Jones (11.9).

During the four consecutive seasons, starting in the 1959-60 campaign, Boston teams occupy slots in the top-40, all-time, in scoring - while also averaging a point-differential of +8.4 points over the opposition. It should be noted that The Green won all available Titles in the 1960's, except for the 1966-67 season.

Forward to the present. The 2022-23 Boston crew currently ranks 27th-all-time, in NBA scoring (119.4 PPG) with an average point differential of +6.8 points over the opposition. Jayson Tatum (30.2 PPG) and Jaylen Brown (26.6) are the big guns for the Celtics, followed by Malcolm Brogdon (13.9), Marcus Smart (11.7), Al Horford (10.2) and Derrick White (10.2).

What does it all mean? Hardly anuthing at all - unless the season ends successfully, which most-likely means a Championship. Hell, Bill Russell and his mates took 9-of-10 Titles in the 60's and were dominant in doing so. The present squad appears almost-omnipotent at times, but the killer instinct seems to fade occasionally. If they can revive their once-stifling defense, their chances of Banner 18 rise considerably.


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