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Celtics: Then & Now

Worry. Panic. Uneasiness. These feelings represented the emotions Celtics fans experienced last year around this exact same time. Last year, in December, the Celtics were three games under .500 (16-19) and were the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference at 23-24 on Jan. 22. They eventually ended up above a 60%, the 3rd team in league history to be under .500 exactly halfway through the season and finish with a .600+ win percentage.  The 2021-22 Celtics fought through the playoffs and took down the defending champion in Giannis before losing to the Golden State Warriors dynasty.  The Celtics Then Before the new year of the 2021-22 season. The Celtics had no real team identity. They had no leader, no direction, and no objective. On top of that, the present coach at the time was a first year. Ime Udoka had not been able to get the team to buy into his vision.  After the new year, the 'Resolution Celtics' transformed in front of every fan's eye. Their defense was good, but it be