BOSTON – Just like they avoided potential "trap games" leading up to Thursday night's game against Golden State, the Boston Celtics have also managed to avoid the trappings that come with their success.
The Celtics (13-2) have the best record in the NBA, and yet listening to them you would think they were just a .500 team trying to stay afloat.
Much of their talk after games centers around the need to get better, recognizing areas in need of cleaning up.
You know, the things that teams wanting to string together wins – not teams that are doing it like Boston – focus on.
It is that desire to continue getting better even when they are pretty damn good right now, that keeps the necessary edge this team needs in order to continue being successful particularly when it comes to their ultimate strength as a team - defense.
"Guys are very locked in with what we need to do," Boston's Al Horford told reporters on Wednesday. "We want to be a great defensive team. That's why we try to be better each game."
That's why no amount of praise or platitudes from the best club in the Bay, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, can throw this Celtics crew off stride.
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