Posted: 4/1/2012 7:21:44 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bhawksfan:
Indiana/Atlanta? what are you talking about, celtics are in a different class than these teams. Atlanta has no chance against the celtics and indiana might make it a series but will still lose. The East is going to come down to Miami, Chicago, and Boston. Whoever is playing better ball when the playoffs roll around will be in the finals.
The Celtics, if they win the Atlantic division, will be hard pressed in a seven game series with either Atlanta or Indiana. Those teams are deep and can play defense---they are not "in a different class". The Celtics core players, except for Rondo, are older and are not likely to sustain the energy to emerge victorious against 3 straight defensive oriented teams/matchups(i.e. Indy/Atl,Mia,Chi)
If the Celtics end up with the 7th seed or lower, they will probably not get out of the 1st round.
Come playoffs, the Celtics are not in the same class as Miami or Chicago. Just my opinion.