Boston Celtics: Boston Dominates the Knicks, Did We Sleep on the Celtics?
Boston Celtics Finish Off the Knicks, But Can This Team Win the East?
The Boston Celtics were reeling heading into the postseason.
Flash forward to now, and the Celtics couldn't look any stronger. I guess we should have seen this coming.
Sure, this was a group that hadn't looked the same since the trade deadline, when they shipped Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City in exchange for Jeff Green. This was a group that stumbled into the postseason, losing games and looking lifeless.
With a matchup against a red-hot Knicks team looming, a lot of people, myself included, expected a slugfest of a series, with New York emerging with the victory.
Boy were we wrong.
The Celtics swept the Knicks, blowing them out in the final two games and advancing to the second round and a likely matchup against the Miami Heat. Now the question is, can this team continue to baffle LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company?
You have to believe they can after what we've seen.
While this team doesn't have the size that gave the Heat trouble earlier in the season, this is a veteran group that knows what it takes to become a championship squad. We saw last year that this is a team that can surprise in the postseason, and this is a series that is going to be a dogfight in every single game.
That gives the Celtics the advantage.
While Boston has weaknesses like every team, one of its biggest strengths is the ability to execute in the biggest moments of the biggest games.
On the flip side, that's one of Miami's biggest weaknesses, as we saw yesterday afternoon.
This is the series we've been waiting for all year long and it looks like we're going to get it. This is a series Boston can win, and I think will win.
Do you trust the Heat to come up with clutch plays? I know I don't.
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