Here's how a Boston sports fan feels about this past week.
The Boston Celtics went into Brooklyn and defeated the Nets on Christmas morning, 93-76. Boston's 34 second-quarter points, highlighted by a 17-2 run, gave them a lead they would never surrender. More impressive, however, was the excellent play of reserve forward Jared Sullinger.
The Boston Celtics defeated the Dallas Mavericks in double overtime on Wednesday night, 117-115. Celtics PG Rajon Rondo and Mavericks SG O.J. Mayo provided plenty of offense throughout the contest, but the game was decided by two events in the last minute of play.
This is how the game was won.
On the heels of a 120-107 opening night defeat at the hands of the rival Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics should remain highly optimistic about their season outlook. An NBA Championship is clearly the goal in the Bean, and there is little to suggest that they won't be in position to make a serious run at one come April.