NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons Why the Celtics Will Win the East

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons Why the Celtics Will Win the East
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The NBA playoffs are a little more than two weeks away, and the Boston Celtics are rolling in with a ton of momentum. Far from beating upon cupcakes, their recent play has given Celtics fans hope for one last championship run for the Big Three.   

Boston’s April schedule was thought to be a season killer for an aging team grasping on to hopes for one last hurrah. But Wednesday night’s home victory over the Atlanta Hawks capped off an improbable 5-2 start to the month, highlighted by two victories over the Miami Heat, and a current four-game win streak, all against current Eastern Conference playoff teams. 

The Celtics have accumulated the NBA’s best record (18-7) since the All-Star break, thanks to a number of unlikely developments. Here are five reasons why Boston should emerge from the NBA playoffs as Eastern Conference Champions.

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