Professional basketball is a wild sport. And I am not talking about the pace of the action on the court — which is also wild. I am talking about the ups and downs that professional basketball teams go through during a single season. For example, a few weeks ago, the Sixers were hot and Celtics were a doormat team. The Sixers blew them off the court. The other day the Celtics blew out the Sixers and they beat the formerly dominant Heat twice in a row. That is wild.
Now the Heat are looking a bit ragged. I liked this comment from an ESPN article about the Heat trying to get ready for the playoffs
So figuring themselves out — getting to the carefree place the Celtics are in at the moment — is what matters to this group right now.
Getting to that carefree place. How often does this happen to the rest of us? Hmmm …
BTW, the Sixers may have recovered from their funk. They just won 2 straight by comfortable margins — admittedly against weaker teams.