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Good news/Bad news for Boston Celtics

 The good news? The Boston Celtics are back in the Number-1 spot in NBA.com's Power Rankings. The bad news? The Green reverted to bad clutch offense in their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday (per NBA.com's John Schuhmann)


"The Celtics scored just four points on nine clutch possessions in their loss to the Nuggets on Friday, shooting 2-for-6 on clutch 2-pointers, 0-for-4 on clutch 3s, and 0-for-2 on clutch free throws. That could elicit some flashbacks to bad clutch offense of the past, but they still rank fifth in clutch offense (124 points scored per 100 possessions) this season, and (even with the loss to Denver) they’ve been super efficient — 135 points on 102 possessions (132 per 100) — with the score within five in the last five against teams that currently have winning records."

Read that again -"2-for-6 on clutch 2-pointers, 0-for-4 on clutch 3s, and 0-for-2 on clutch free throws." Imagine Friday's contest was a Finals matchup - maybe Game-7 - between Jokic's Nuggets and Tatum's Celtics. 

This version of The Green has yet to prove themselves in Clutch-Time in the post-season, and this was only another regular season contest. Was the poor offensive performance in the final minutes of the game a fluke?

Boston fans hope that it was.


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