How Boston Celtics Match Up Against Every Potential Conference Playoff Opponent

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How Boston Celtics Match Up Against Every Potential Conference Playoff Opponent
Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball analysts always talk about veteran teams as being able to flip a switch in the postseason and raise their level of play dramatically, and with the Boston Celtics limping into the end of the regular season with a 40-38 record, these Celtics will certainly be putting that theory to the test.

Thanks to the struggles of the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston owns a three-game lead for seventh place in the Eastern Conference and is all but locked in for a first-round tussle with the Atlantic Division rival New York Knicks.

Beyond just besting the Knicks, if the Celtics hope to make one more playoff run behind the Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett tandem, they are going to have to beat two more conference opponents, and while that will most likely include the Miami Heat, it could potentially be any of the seven other playoff squads.

As we gear up for the most exciting stretch of NBA basketball, let's take a look at how Boston would match up with every potential Eastern Conference playoff opponent, as well as how I believe the series would turn out.

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