Home court advantage is only worth 2.33 points in the NBA
In actuality, home court advantage in the NBA is not the standard three-points that you would think. According to Jeff Sagarin and his advanced statistics, the average home court advantage in the NBA is right around 2.33 points per game.
Thats on the average not for the good teams. Stats are only good for how you use them.
So glad you took this bait. Yup, on average a team has a 2.33 point home court advantage. Boston is beating teams at home by an average of 9.6 points per game at home. They shoot better, rebound better, pass better, steal more balls and block more shots. Except for the last two losses, the Celtics had only 3 teams with better home records than Boston.
Anyway you paint it, the TD Garden has been a dominant place for the Celtics to play and the crowd is definitely one of the reasons why.
Your whole argument has little to no merit based on stats, based on things players say about the crowd(not giving examples. Too many to list but just ask Pierce, Nowitzki, Rondo, Blake Griffin, LeBron, etc.) and based on mine, and many poster's in this thread observations while being at games.
The problems with this team start and end with what's between the ears of each of the players on this team. Once they decide to play team Celtic basketball, they will be very difficult to beat. Get their heads right and everything else falls into place.