Spring break has given me time to reflect on all that is hot in Boston sports right now. After much thought, I have realized that a Boston sports fan have a lot to look forward in the near months.
The Boston Celtics playoffs – Despite the recent couple of losses, the C’s also have marquee wins vs the leagues best in Cleveland and Golden State. The Celtics have had a successful season that has them 2nd in the East. With home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Celtics will likely win their first series since the 2011-12 season. The second round success for the Celtics is still a question mark. Still though, Boston fans will get the see plenty of competitive NBA playoff games this season.
Guess what? The Celtics just became the ONLY team to beat the Warriors at Oracle during each of the last 2 regular seasons! FINAL: 99-86. pic.twitter.com/qzEPThZ4j2
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 9, 2017
Boston Red Sox season – Meaningful baseball and warmer temperatures (for those currently in the northeast) are fast approaching. With a crisis avoided in David Price and his elbow, we will get to see the Sox’s big three pitchers take the mound. That alongside young positional talent in Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr, and Andrew Benintendi makes for a season that should be a whole lot of fun.
March Madness – Get out those brackets, it is almost tourney time. Despite this not having a Boston connection, what sports fan does not love this madness. Between the brackets, the nail-biting finishes, and the Cinderella stories, this tournament is a sports fan dream. The first four days of the tournament that consist of 48 games are four of the greatest days of the year.
Boston Bruin playoff chase – Even the trash of Boston sports the past couple of years has given fans something to look forward to in the spring months. The B’s find themselves in the midst of a playoff race, which can lead to some very exciting hockey. With 15 games left, every game means something for this team. If the Bruins happen to make the postseason, an NHL playoff series filled with hate and the thrills of sudden death overtime is a bonus. Especially if matched up with ex coach Claude Julien and the Montreal Canadiens.
Bruins splits at home
First 22 G (10-12, .455) – 2.4 GF – 2.6 GA
Last 10 G (8-2, .800) – 4.1 GF – 2.4 GA
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) March 9, 2017
If you were having a bad day, or were just irritated with the cold weather, better days lie ahead. There’s so much to look forward to in the Boston sports world. It is gonna be a fun spring.