Celtics' slide wasn't part of the plan

Last season, Boston's slow finish was understandable; this year, it's alarming

Updated: March 29, 2011, 4:50 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

We're not going to get to the 50-32 of a year ago, but does it look as if this year's Celtics are starting to look a lot like last year's Celtics? That is not a good thing. At least, it isn't now.

The Celtics' winning percentage has dropped every month since the turn of the year, replicating last season's underwhelming 27-27 finish. Their loss to Indiana on Monday was their third in four games and kept them two games astern of Chicago -- and tied with Miami -- in the Eastern Conference. ...

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