4 Reasons Boston Celtics Are Still One of East's Most Dangerous Teams

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4 Reasons Boston Celtics Are Still One of East's Most Dangerous Teams
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The Celtics still have the pieces to make waves in the East

The Boston Celtics have shown that despite aging stars and key injuries, they should be one of the most feared teams in the East going into the home stretch of the season and the playoffs.

Another season, another slew of analysts foretelling the demise of the Boston Celtics. We've seen these predictions before, as recently as last year in fact.

The Celtics responded to those calls by getting within a LeBron James all-time great road performance of an NBA Finals berth.

Things may look a little more dire this season, with another year on Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's legs and burgeoning star Rajon Rondo out of commission. 

Danny Ainge showed with his moves at the deadline that he's not ready to give up on this squad, and he was right. 

Here are the biggest reasons why the Celtics have as good a shot as any team not named the Miami Heat to make one last run this season in the East.  

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