Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck couldn’t be happier that February is over.
“Thank God it’s March,” Grousbeck said Saturday, via Boston.com. “We’re undefeated in March.”
While speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Grousbeck called Boston’s performance over the last month the “worst February” he can remember since taking over the team in 2002.
“We’re not contending for the regular-season title in the East,” Grousbeck said. “We are contending to get out of the East. And I think the players that we — and I’m not being defensive, just being factual — I think the players that we have on the court have the capability of getting to the Finals.
“We also have the capability of losing in the first round. We have a very, very good set of opponents in the East, all of whom have beaten us in the last month. That’s that.”
The Celtics picked up their first win since Feb. 13 with a 107-96 win over the Wizards on Friday, snapping a four-game skid that capped a 5-6 record last month. But Grousbeck isn’t giving up on his team’s season just yet.
“I really have a lot of hope for these guys,” Grousbeck said. “I give us a chance. I don’t think anybody wants to play us in the playoffs. I really do think, after 16 years in the league, that these guys still have a chance.”
The Celtics (38-25) will look to keep their momentum going when they host the Rockets (37-25) at 3:30 p.m ET Sunday.