Can Celtics turn things around?

Updated: December 31, 2012, 12:26 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

A new calendar year typically ushers in renewed optimism. But even the sort of fresh start that 2013 will offer might not be enough to undo the pessimism that has set in for Celtics fans amidst a ghastly three-game losing streak that dropped the team to two games below .500 to close out 2012.

It's enough to make some wonder: what if the Celtics simply never put it together this season?

"You feel that every year, you really do," coach Doc Rivers admitted before the team's 1-3 ...

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