Boston Celtics Finally Snap Five-Game Losing Streak

By Stephen Romano
Boston Celtics
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The Boston Celtics finally broke their losing streak, which was up to five games. Jerryd Bayless chipped in 29 points to lead the Celtics past the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

The Celtics were 43-90 from the field resulting in 47.8 percent, but how do the Celtics’ shooting numbers match up throughout the league? On the season, the Celtics are shooting 43.4 percent from field goal range. This positions them at 27th overall, as the league average is 45.2 percent. From three-point range, Boston shoots 32.6 percent, which ranks them 28th overall.

They are well below the league average, which is 35.8 percent. The Celtics are looking to stay consistent and work together, as there are 28 games remaining. With the loss of their veteran leadership in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnet, the Celtics sometimes seem to lack continuity on the court.

Point guard Rajon Rondo has assumed the role of the team’s leader, but is often called immature. Rondo use to feud with former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, but seems to get alone a little better with first year coach Brad Stevens.

Rondo added 22 points and 11 assists in the win over the Hawks.

“They are what they are — they’re losses,” Rondo said when asked about the recent loses.

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