Boston Celtics logoBoston Celtics

Rough Road To Victory: Celtics Road Trip Troubles

Ty JacksonContributor IJanuary 4, 2009

The Boston Celtics have been known to be a dominant home team since their amazing comeback season.

But, they have been known to struggle on the road. Recently the Celtics lost to the Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, and the rival Los Angeles Lakers.

Is this a sign of trouble to come or just a small blip in the radar?

The Warriors dominated late in the game to beat the former champions, 99-89. Boston did lose a key player in James Posey to free agency and has weakened off the bench. Come time to step up, one must wonder if the Celtics are up to the task of defending their title when the clock is ticking.

The road troubles did not affect their record much and they sit 29-5 as of Jan. 2. But picture this: Game 7 of the NBA Finals the final minutes are on the clock. The game is tied. Will the reserves be able to do it? Do they have enough off the pine to win it all? Until then Celtics fans can enjoy the season as one of the top contenders in the NBA.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices