Boston Celtics: Predicting every 2017-18 game and playoffs series

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 6: Al Horford
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2nd: v. Phoenix Suns (W)

4th: v. Milwaukee Bucks (W)

6th: v. Dallas Mavericks (W)

8th: at San Antonio Spurs (L)

Another road loss. Boston is going to be a great team at home, so expect most of their losses to come away from TD Garden. The Spurs may not be what they once were, but they are an extremely competitive team. Khawi Leonard can single-handily win San Antonio some games, and he will come to play in a big-time matchup with Boston.

10th: at Detroit Pistons (W)

11th: at Chicago Bulls (W)

13th: v. Denver Nuggets (W)

15th: v. Utah Jazz (W)

16th: at Memphis Grizzlies (W)

18th: at Indiana Pacers (W)

20th: v. Miami Heat (W)

After that loss to the Spurs, Boston will rattle off seven W’s in a row in a 10 day period. Even with 2 sets of back-to-back games and a ton of travel, the Celtics will have a great stretch before the holidays.

21st: at New York Knicks (L)

23rd: v. Chicago Bulls (W)

25th: v. Washington Wizards (W)

A Christmas Day matchup with the Washington Wizards just feels right, doesn’t it? The Morris twins will clash, but the story here as always will be facing John Wall. Boston will dominate this one though, and the rest of the NBA will be forced to take notice of the best team in the East.

27th: at Charlotte Hornets (W)

28th: v. Houston Rockets (L)

31st: v. Brooklyn Nets (W)

Boston will win another holiday game, this time against the Nets on New Year’s Eve. Brooklyn isn’t as bad as they have been the past few years, but they’re still not a playoff team. This is an easy win to close out the month.

Record: 33-7

Through 40 games, this is right where you want to be. Boston is on cruise control as they flip the calendar to 2018.