Legler: Celtics are underrated

December, 11, 2009
12/11/09
9:06
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ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler says the Celtics business-like approach has helped them quietly compile the best record in the Eastern Conference and they'll continue to silently succeed with their no frills approach. More from Legler:

As I sat and watched Boston scratch out their 18th win of the season in Washington on Thursday night it occurred to me that even with all the Celtics have accomplished over the last two and a quarter seasons they are still, remarkably, underrated.

Surprisingly, Doc Rivers doesn't feel slighted or disrespected. No, he is actually fine with it because it motivates his team as they employ a quietly determined approach to consistent excellence.

Underrated? Really? Let me explain.


Hop over to today's Daily Dime to read the rest of Legler's analysis and the other nine drops of NBA knowledge from Thursday night's action.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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