CL Pod 61: Breaking down the Celtics' Playoff picture & more

The Boston Celtics are limping into the 2017-18 NBA Playoffs down four of their best players, and have matched up with one of the league's most dangerous players in the first round.

Playing Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks early means the Celtics have their work cut out for them, and if they don't come hard early, they may not even have a chance of Marcus Smart coming back late in the first round to help. But this Bucks squad is far from invulnerable, so long as Boston plays the series well.

The rest of the field is looking pretty beatable, from the one seed to the eighth, so we may see more upsets in both the Eastern and Western Conferences than we have in a long time. Join Mark Allison and Justin Quinn as they break down the entire playoff picture in the East, as well as an interesting look back on the 2007-08 title squad on the tenth anniversary of that fabled run.

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