By my count, they've played exactly three road games against teams with winning records, and one of those was against the mediocre Pistons right after the AI trade. The results?
@Houston: Narrow victory (103-99)
@Atlanta: Narrow victory (88-85)
Contrast this to the Lakers and Cavs.
The Lakers have taken on the following good teams on the road:
- Denver, Dallas, New Orleans (twice), Phoenix, Orlando
The Cavs have taken on the following good teams on the road:
- Boston, New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver
Now it may very well be that the Celtics will waltz into LA and lay a beatdown on the Lakers. But until then, it's pretty clear that the Celtics have had the easiest schedule of the "Big 3" teams in the NBA, and I remain skeptical.