The Boston Celtics have won so much early that there is talk of 74-8.
OK, not really — but the Celtics really don’t want to lose again. No one does. But like all teams, the Celtics are goal-setters. And like all teams, those goals can change during the course of a season.
Now, it seems, there is some talk of finishing with the greatest regular-season record in league history.
Most teams really do try to take it “one game at a time.” And Celtics coach Brad Stevens really does have his team locked in on the task at hand — minute by minute, quarter by quarter, half by half. If anyone can do it, it’s a Stevens-coached team.
Still, this is a very new team, with the likes of Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and others joining returnees Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier.
So far, it has been a basketball symphony, with Irving serving as the primary maestro.
Two years ago, the Golden State Warriors finished 73-9 for the best regular season in league history … then became the first team to blow a 3-1 lead in the Finals in league history. So their record-setting season finished with a thud.
But it was still about 32 weeks of fun for the Warriors, and these Celtics are hoping to do the same.
Can it happen? Let us know in the poll below.