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Boston Celtics – The Big Three and Their Party

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The Boston Celtics are currently one of the best teams in the NBA. The competition in the 2008-09 season is quite fierce and the Boston Celtics are one of four teams to have won 30 or more games in the 40 games of the season. So far in the 2008-09 season, the Celtics have battled some of their toughest opponents and came out victorious. As of January 20, 2009, the Boston Celtics have a 2008-09 season record of 34-9, which is the third best record in the NBA. One of the biggest reasons for the team’s success is their strong lineup. Get your Boston Celtics tickets now to watch the Big Three and all of the other great Celtics players.

The Big Three

The Boston Celtics’ “Big Three” is comprised of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. These three players are amongst the best players in the league and to have them all on one team is truly a sign of the Celtics’ mystique. The trio proved themselves during the 2007-08 season, helping the Celtics to their first NBA Championship since 1986. In the 2008-09 season, the Big Three have contributed a lot towards the success of the Boston Celtics. Get Boston Celtics tickets now to watch Garnett, Allen, and Pierce as they dominate the basketball court. Here are some of the statistics that the Celtics’ Big Three have put up so far (accurate as of January 20, 2009):

Kevin Garnett – 16.1 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.19 SPG, 1.31 BPG

Ray Allen – 17.9 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.7 APG, .91 SPG

Paul Pierce – 19.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.14 SPG

Boston Celtics supporting cast

While the Big Three players have certainly done their part in making the Celtics a top-contender, much of their success is also owed to the team’s impressive supporting cast. Some of the Celtics players who have been performing well in the 2008-09 season include Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, Tony Allen, Leon Powe, and Eddie House. Although these players don’t get as much attention and praise as the Big Three, the supporting cast is equally important to the Celtics’ Big Three. Here are some of the statistics posted by the Celtics’ role players (accurate as of January 20, 2009):

Rajon Rondo – 11.0 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 8.0 APG, 2.21 SPG

Kendrick Perkins – 8.8 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.76 BPG

Tony Allen – 7.9 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.24 SPG

Leon Powe – 6.8 PPG, 4.1 RPG

Eddie House – 7.5 PPG, 1.2 APG

Boston Celtics 2007-08 and 2008-09 season comparison

So far in the 2008-09 season, the Boston Celtics have improved over last season’s records in nearly every major statistical category. During the 2007-08 season, the Celtics had an average of 100.5 PPG, allowing their opponents 90.3 PPG. As of January 20, 2009, the team is averaging 100.9 PPG, but they are allowing their opponents 91.5 PPG. Here are some of the other statistical comparisons between the Celtics’ 2007-08 regular season and the 2008-09 regular season (accurate as of January 20, 2009):

22.4 APG in last season, 22.5 APG in 2008-09

42.0 RPG in last season, 42.8 RPG in 2008-09

8.5 SPG in last season, 8.6 SPG in 2008-09

4.6 BPG in last season, 4.9 BPG in 2008-09

With the team matching and exceeding their statistics from last season, it seems as though the Celtics are well on their way to the 2009 NBA Playoffs. Get your Boston Celtics tickets now to see if the Celtics can further improve their record, make it to the Playoffs, and maybe even win another Championship to improve their league-leading record of 17 Championship titles.