3. Boston's Undefeated Home Record
At 14-0, the Celtics are unbeaten in Boston. They're 6-6 on the road, and having a combination of a strong winning record at home with at least a .500 record on the road is a great indicator of playoff success.
Since the Celtics are atop the Eastern Conference, they're likely to have home-court advantage in the playoffs. Thus, they'll play most of their games at home. If they maintain a perfect or near-perfect home record while remaining serviceable on the road, they'll have a math edge in every playoff series.
The Celtics have their most consecutive home wins in 37 years! Their next home game comes against the pathetic Pistons, so it's likely it'll extend at least through the New Year.
Boston meets every test, though this core has for years. For whatever reason, the Celtics haven't finished the job, but this is their best opportunity to finally hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
If the Celtics stay dominant at home with one of the league's best defenses and a great score differential? The sky's the limit.
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