So as mentioned in this post, I’m the proud owner of a pair of Boston Celtic half-season tickets. About a week or two ago an invoice arrived in the mail for playoff tickets and today I finally secured my seats for rounds 1 & 2 of the NBA playoffs (and just a few days before the March 14th deadline).
Playoff basketball is back in Boston baby!
When this invoice arrived a couple weeks ago (in February) I thought it was just a tad early but knew we’d clinch a spot in the playoffs soon enough. Well, the Celtics have indeed clinched that playoff spot and right now sit at the top of the NBA with a 49-12 record. That’s a a winning percentage of .803! After realizing how ridiculous of a record that is, I started wondering what the precedent is for NBA teams with a regular season record over .800. I found a wikipedia entry detailing NBA teams by single season win percentage.
Of the eleven teams to finish over .800, a whopping eight have gone on to win the NBA championship. I know there’s still a lot of games left in this season, but if the regular season were to end today history would certainly be on the Celtics side to claim another championship banner.