Slumping Celtics moving forward

Although wins have been hard to come by, they're headed in right direction

Updated: January 6, 2014, 10:56 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens keeps repeating it, but not everyone wants to listen: The 2013-14 season isn't black and white. You can't gauge this team's progress by wins and losses.

But the Celtics win a couple of games, flirt with a playoff berth and the buzz screams that they are a tank-bucking bunch of overachievers led by a 37-year-old wunderkind. They lose a few games and all of a sudden Stevens is a first-year coach enduring the hardships of the NBA transition with a flawed roster ...

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