The Celtics have come alive of late, as Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce seem to have found the fountain of youth.
Rajon Rondo is playing better than any other point guard in the league, and the Celtics record has reflected it. Most impressively, the team recently dominated the Miami Heat, pulling off an impressive 115-107 win.
At the start of the season, the team was labeled "too old" to compete, and even at the midway point, they were marked as pretenders. However, they have since silenced everyone and become one of the hottest teams in the league.
Still, their road to glory would consist of them first having to beat either the Heat, or the Bulls, before even reaching the finals. There is a chance, but it is not very strong.