After dominating the Eastern Conference for much of the season, the Boston Celtics find themselves in the third-seed in the East playoffs, behind the much-hyped super-team, the Miami Heat, and the surprise Eastern Conference top-seed Chicago Bulls.
Finishing the regular season at 56-26 the Celtics are now forced to fight much harder in the Playoffs, and if they advance through the first round, they will likely to have beat both the Heat and the Bulls on the road if they hope to earn a second consecutive trip to the Finals. To have to go through both Miami and Chicago is no easy task, and the Celtics will have to be at their best every single night against these teams.
So, the seeds are set. Miami and Chicago are the hottest teams in the East. Boston may very well face both of them. But which team is the bigger overall threat to Boston's title run? Here, I'll take a look at each team's biggest assets and tell you what I think, and as always, feel free to share your opinions in the comments.