Celtics Lab 76: A veritable feast of tough opponents awaits the Celtics for the holidays
Thanksgiving day is nearly here, and along with it, a sharp uptick in the difficulty of the Boston Celtics' 2021-22 schedule. Over the course of the Celtics' next dozen games, only two teams currently possess a record below .500 at the time of this writing Tuesday evening, with the majority of the league's realistic title contenders on the docket for at least one game in that stretch.
The Celtics run the gauntlet starting Wednesday against the early favorites to come out of the East in the Brooklyn Nets who still sit at the top of the conference despite the ongoing absence of Kyrie Irving, health issues afflicting several key rotation players, and an early-season struggle for James Harden. Scarier still, they'll do it with their own roster not quite healthy either.
In this pre-Turkey Day edition of the CLNS Media "Celtics Lab" podcast, your usual hosts Alex Goldberg and Justin Quinn talk about what will face the team in the month to come, the looming showdown with Brooklyn, and much more while Cameron Tabatabaie takes the show off for the holiday to come soon after.
Buckle up, it's going to be a turbulent month ahead.