Celtics set historic road point differential mark in five games

As recently as Jan. 21, the Boston Celtics were still one game below .500 overall this season.

Things were even bleaker for Boston away from the TD Garden, where the Celtics were an abysmal 9-15 at the time.

After Thursday’s 129-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center, Boston is finally back to .500 on the road (15-15) – in addition to having nine games over the mark in all at 35- 26. It’s how the team have won away from TD Garden in their last five games in particular, which was particularly telling as Thursday’s win helped the Celtics reach even more historic heights. .

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According to ESPN, Boston has won its last five games on the road without hanging around, outscoring opponents by 148 points during the streak – an average of just under 30 points per game, which is the highest margin on a five-game road streak in NBA history.

After beating the New Orleans Pelicans by “just” 10 points on Jan. 29, the Celtics turned gangbusters in February. They knocked out the Detroit Pistons by 11 on Feb. 4 before really turning up the heat, beating the Orlando Magic by 33 two days later and the Nets by 35 two days later.

After two more home wins, Boston beat the Philadelphia 76ers by 48 points on Feb. 15 ahead of Thursday’s screening in Brooklyn.

The Celtics close out February with two more road games, including Saturday against the Pistons — the same team that knocked out the Cs before the All-Star break, 112-111, at TD Garden.