The Toronto Raptors are currently down 2 games to 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers are playing very well and with a lot of confidence. If they go on to win this series, then the Celtics path to the NBA Finals just became a lot more doable.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 3, 2019
The reason I say this is because the Celtics seem to play well against Philadelphia. It has been obvious with the way the last couple of seasons have gone when the two teams have matched up, with the Celtics winning 9 out of 12 in the regular season. Also, to mention, the two teams met during last year’s NBA Playoff and the Celtics won the series in 5 games. The Celtics were also without star point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Gordon Hayward.
The Celtics obviously need to take care business against the number one seed, Milwaukee Bucks, no small task. The Celtics find themselves down 2 games to 1 against a very good Milwaukee team. However, I can’t help myself sometimes not look ahead and seeing the potential match up the Celtics could be facing. I know in the playoffs anything can happen and teams will seem to play above their potential. The Celtics just seem to beat this team consistently and feel Philadelphia again would come up short against this Celtics team.
This is what we play for.
See you soon, Boston ☘️ pic.twitter.com/WQ3qb9L3KK
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 3, 2019
First things first, they need to take care of business against the Bucks. The last two games, the Celtics offense, although at times in sync, went flat. As mentioned, are now down 2 games to 1. The Celtics are a better team from top to bottom, outside of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Yes, they are the one seed and are considered the best team in the NBA, record wise. However, I believe the Celtics are far more talented and if they can get that talent to work together, they should advance to the conference finals.
–Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)