The Lakers beat the Celtics in LA.
The Magic swept the Lakers home and away.
The Celtics have swept the Magic thus far, home and away.
Clear as mud?
But wait. There's more.
The Cavaliers, who had defeated Los Angeles five straight times, just lost to the Lakers convincingly, while the Lakers, who had previously owned New Orleans, lost to the Hornets convincingly. The Lakers also lost their only contest with the Spurs this season.
So what conclusions can we draw from all of this?
Leave your Geometry books at home. Logic doesn't apply.
The NBA regular season is simply a long and arduous prelude to what really matters--the postseason. The Celtics still have work to do to shore up holes and weaknesses on their roster. Less than a month left until the NBA trade deadline (Feb 19), and a little more than a month left until playoff rosters are final.
It's good that the Celtics are back on track. But back on track isn't the goal.