Celtics

Robb: Celtics finally have the horses to hang with the Cavs

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Perspective is always important during the NBA regular season. The Celtics had a few advantages heading into Wednesday’s 102-88 win over the Cavs. The hosts were well-rested and had a healthy roster (minus Gordon Hayward) for the first time in weeks. The Cavs were coming off the second half of a back-to-back and were still down bodies in Isaiah Thomas, Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose. In the big picture, this wasn't an overly meaningful game for both sides. However, one thing was evident right away on Wednesday night: This Celtics team matches up much better against the Cavs roster than past seasons.