June 3, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; A Boston Celtics holds up a sign as they take on the Miami Heat during the second half in game four of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. The Celtics defeated the Heat in overtime 93-91. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Season Recap: Atlantic Division

Since I’ve only done season recaps for eliminated playoff teams, it’s only fair to go back and recap the other teams.  So each day, I’ll be posting recaps for teams division by division.

Boston Celtics 39-27  (1st Atlantic Division, 4th Seed Eastern Conference)

No season recap for the Boston Celtics as they’ve not completed their season.  But looking right now, they  have a good shot at upsetting the Miami Heat and making it to the NBA Finals if they can continue what they’re doing for the past two games.  Rajon Rondo has been so key for them that he needs to assert himself as much as he has and put the Celtics in the right position.

New York Knicks   36-30  (2nd Atlantic Division, 7th Seed Eastern Conference) 

New York Knicks Season Recap  You can read all about the Knicks season right there.  But I will say what an up and down time for that team.  You had Linsanity, winning streaks, losing streaks, coaching change, and making it to the playoffs all packed into one year.
Philadelphia 76ers  35-31 (3rd Atlantic Division, 8th Seed Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia 76ers Season Recap  What a finish for the Sixers season.  Knocking off the Chicago Bulls in the first round, and losing a game seven to the Boston Celtics.  No exactly what Sixers fans thought would happen, but quite the successful run for them.
Toronto Raptors 23-43  (4th Atlantic Division,  11th in Eastern Conference)

With their finish in this division, it’s hard to find many good things to write about the Raptors’ season.  They had an eight game losing streak at one point and just never got going in the right direction.  Might need some big personnel changes to get back to winning up in Toronto.

New Jersey Nets 22-44  (5th Atlantic Division, 12th in Eastern Conference)

Maybe the new city, new logo, and new stadium will help get the new Brooklyn Nets on the right track.  They did have a big win over the Pacers in March where Deron Williams torched Indiana for 30 points.  That’s going to be the huge off season issue facing the Nets, what will become of Deron Williams?  Does he stay there or move on to some contending team?

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