Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics aren't naive. They certainly will try until the end, but know that getting Kevin Love probably isn't in the cards.
The Celtics have made a number of offseason moves so far, but Jared Sullinger's growth and development will still be a major key to future success.
3yIt's been a while since Jermaine O'Neal threw on the Celtics jersey, but after practicing with the team today, he may play against the Spurs.
3yWhen you look at the problems Boston has had lately down the stretch in close games, it's difficult to gauge whether it's confusion, choking, or a little bit of both right now.
3yIs it age, late-game execution, or are the Celtics just trying to repeat what they did last season by coasting into the playoffs? Whatever it is, they know they need to change -- and fast.
3yThe Celtics acknowledge they haven't been giving their typical all-out effort during the last few weeks.
3yRajon Rondo convinced Doc Rivers moments before tip-off that he was healthy enough to go against the Pacers.
3yThe Celtics are slow to react to the Pacers and lose for the third time in their last four games.
3yInjuries have limited O'Neal to appearing in just 17 games this season.