The Boston Celtics are the best team in the world today.
The Celtics are currently in the playoffs, and while they have a lot of great young talent, their offense is also at an all-time low, leading to them being outscored by just 4.7 points per 100 possessions in games against teams that are at least 20 points better than they are, per Basketball-Reference.com.
In fact, according to NBA.com, the Celtics are down 0.5 points per possession in games where they’re ahead by more than 10.5.
This season, they’ve averaged just over 92 points per game, which is far below the mark of 102.3 points per contest that the team has been averaging in the past six seasons.
While it’s not the kind of production that would have been expected out of a team that’s still in the midst of its most successful run in franchise history, the Bruins are a team whose fortunes are going to take a big hit when the postseason rolls around.
But how much of a decline has it been?
And what will it take for them to start winning again?
Read on to find out.