We were witnesses to how the Eastern Conference can matter again. All we need is for Boston to play a little better. The season has been humming along with a clear top-two strata in the East. It's been hard to see how any team may wedge in there along with New York and Miami.
Is it possible that the Celtics have entered the sweepstakes? They look a lot better since Avery Bradley's reentered the lineup. Meanwhile, the Knicks look worse since incorporating a certain power forward.