Coming off a loss to the Cavs on Saturday night, the Celtics will look to regroup and get ready for a game against Memphis on Wednesday night. However, after their win on Friday night vs the Knicks, lots of guys on the team were pretty confident that they can go far in the playoffs with this team and even battle Cleveland in the playoffs.
Celtics confidence at a high right now. Turner: "When it comes down to a four-game series, we can give a lot of teams a lot of problems."— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) March 5, 2016
Jae Crowder on if Celtics can catch Raptors: Of course, I think so. It’s a matter of us just locking in and not overlooking any opponent.— Bill Doyle (@BillDoyle15) March 5, 2016
Isaiah Thomas, how far can the Celtics go? "NBA Finals. Nah, nah, don't quote that. I don't know. We just really focus on the right now."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) March 5, 2016
While it's a bit of a stretch to think the Celtics can make the NBA Finals, it's not out of the realm of possibility. The Cs along with Toronto are the biggest threat to the Cavaliers in the playoffs and if the Celts face off against LeBron in another series, it would most certainly be a battle to the very end. Compared to last season, this Celtics team is a lot more prepared to do well in the playoffs. Guys have no experienced the playoffs and know what it takes to win games.
If Boston stays pat at the 3rd spot in the East, they will avoid Cleveland until the Conference Finals and that would give them the best chance to go as far as they can in the playoffs. Right now, as the standings currently have it, Boston would face Charlotte in the first round with a matchup against the winner of Indiana vs Toronto afterwards. There's not one team in the East that Boston cannot beat on any given night.
As the playoffs approach, fans around Boston should be very excited for a long playoff run for this team. After a couple years of not making the postseason and early exits, the city of Boston is ready for the Celtics to make a run at the Eastern Conference Finals once again to try and assert their dominance.
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