A disturbing tidbit I uncovered this morning about the recent ineptness of the C’s offense, which has plummeted to the 19th in the league in offensive efficiency (106.4 points/100 possessions), easily the lowest ranking of The Big Three era.
After last night’s outing, the Celtics have not scored 100 points in 10 straight games. That’s the first time that has happened since Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett were brought to town in the summer of 2007, as you have to go all the way back to January 2006, when the Celtics went 3-8 over a 11-game stretch in which they did not crack the century mark. that squad finished 37-45.
Obviously the parallels between the two teams stop there, but the lack of offensive consistency, or even progress is beyond alarming at this point. We will dig into specifics later today on these woes, but numbers like these make you wonder about the viability of this team as a contende, once things tighten up even more defensively in the playoffs.