Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo Is Hurt: The Fact He Is Playing Still Shows Boston Is Hunting For Top Seed

By Rob Nelson
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

                A telling story was told in New Orleans last night. This story was not the tale of a great Celtics victory to snap a funk, but of the Celtics regular season goals. When Rajon Rondo admitted his injuries to the media, he let the world in on the Celtics view of the importance of the top seed in the Eastern Conference. By playing their all star point guard despite an obvious injury, the Celtics are making it very clear that the Celtics are going for the number one seed.
True there are other signs right now that the Celtics are going for the top seed. The team went to an eight man rotation to beat a Hornets team on the second night of a back to back. There was no players learning the Celtics system that night and probably the rest of the way. However, the fact that the team is willing to risk the health of their all star point guard, shows the need for a run to the top seed in the Celtics minds. The Celtics know the road throughout he East is tougher. Chicago, Miami, and Orlando are dangerous teams at the top. To avoid Miami or Chicago until the Finals would be a big time advantage. The bottom feeders of the playoffs are also a choir depending on seeding. The top seed will probably play the inconsistent Indiana Pacers. The second seed will play a very tough Sixers or Knicks team in the first round. The Celtics want the easy road. They are going to start going a little harder for that top seed.
The race for the top spot is on. The Celtics have an injured point guard, but are still going with him because he gives the team the best chance to win. The Celtics are deep and talented, I just hope they know they need their X factor point guard at 100 percent come playoff time. Either way the race is on. Remember Go Green Or Go Home!!!!!!!

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