Boston Celtics are the Surprise Team of the NBA Playoffs

May 30th, 2010 by Bill Hare Leave a reply »
As the Boston Celtics prepare for another one of those classic East-West, Dynasty vs. Dynasty playoff finals with their longtime rivals the Los Angeles Lakers, many NBA onlookers continue pinching themselves and refusing to believe that the Bostonians reached the finals.

Win, lose or draw against Phil Jackson’s defending NBA titlists, the Celtics should be given credit for organizational smarts.  In less shrewd hands the team could easily have been an also ran, and almost assuredly never would be currently battling for the top prize in pro basketball.

The nucleus of the Celtics is comprised of three veterans headed for the Hall of Fame when their careers end.  Paul Pierce is the youngest of the group and will be 33 in October.

Injuries played havoc with the Celtics throughout the 2009-10 campaign.  Pierce and Kevin Garnett lost significant playing time.

With the Celtics struggling due to the absence of personnel and continuity that injuries cause, General Manager Danny Ainge, a Celtic standout in his playing days, along with pragmatic Coach Doc Rivers made a calculated decision.

The team might end up l ...

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