Reasons the Boston Celtics Shouldn't Tank After All

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Reasons the Boston Celtics Shouldn't Tank After All
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Going into the season, Brad Stevens may as well have been pointing at the standings and saying that the Boston Celtics were expected to finish right near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. 

After all, they had nothing to play for, except a better shot at drafting Andrew Wiggins (or whoever else you think will emerge at the top of the 2014 NBA draft class).

Or so we thought. 

Maybe the Celtics shouldn't tank after all. They've been remarkably competitive during the early portion of the 2013-14 season, remaining at .500 through the first eight games and showcasing one of the better defensive units in the NBA. 

All of a sudden, Boston is looking like it should reverse course and actually compete for one of those eight coveted playoff spots.

Oh, how the beginning of a season can change things.

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