I don't care if the Boston Celtics lose 80 of their 82 regular season games, as long as the two that they do win are against the Los Angeles Lakers. Last night, the Celtics came out of the Staples Center in Los Angeles with a 112-111 victory over the hated franchise from La-La Land, thereby making my entire month of February a wonderful one.
February has been quite a month for the Celtics. Paul Pierce has averaged an eye-popping 33.5 points per game this month (leading the NBA in scoring for February), while former Providence College standout Ryan Gomes has proved his value by leading the Celtics in rebounds in an unexpected starting role.
After months of struggling to gel, they're finally starting to heat up, and I expect them to improve even more once Al Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins return from the injured list.