I’m no Demetri Martin, but I think we can do some Trendspotting here.
Seven of the Celtics 13 losses have come in the form of a SEGABABA. That’s what we call a Second Game of a Back to Back, or a Sega Genesis for sheep (count it).
It’s really no surprise that the 2010-11 Celtics would lose a lot of games like this. This is an old team with old bones, and one that has documented trouble getting up for regular season games to begin with. I’d imagine the most difficult games to show maximum effort in would be those when you’ve just played a game the night before, especially if that game was in a different city. You’d probably have the most trouble going full speed in the fourth quarter. So, like the other six losses of this nature, that’s about all we can take from this meltdown against the Bobcats tonight.
Unfortunately, our long national SEGABABA nightmare is not quite over. They’ve got three coming up in the second half of March against the Nets, Hornets, and Pacers. Not necessarily great news, because one could argue that if the C’s are going to lose these games they might as well be against really good teams.
Then in April, the C’s have two SEGABABAs in FOUR DAYS, and they’re BOTH against Washington, to whom Boston already dropped a SEGABABA this season.
But there are no SEGABABAs in the playoffs. We’ll get into this one in a little while.