Previewing the Eastern Conference Finals: Three Keys for the Boston Celtics

May 15th, 2010 by Evan Petty Leave a reply »
If I were to have visited for the first time in my life today, I would have sworn it was the NBA offseason. As hard as it may be to believe, LeBron James is not testing the free agent market yet, and there are more playoff games to be played. 

While all the attention has been on James and where he will play next year, the Orlando Magic have become a team of quiet assassins by going 8-0 in an unblemished postseason. 

A year after being ousted by this very Magic team on their home court, the Boston Celtics have seemingly rediscovered the swagger that earned them a championship two years ago.

Here are my three keys for the Celtics if they want to have a chance to raise their 18th championship banner:


3) Making Dwight Howard Guard

Orlando has looked just about as flawless as their record this postseason, but the one part of their game that has been exposed by the Bobcats and Hawks has been the over-aggressiveness of Dwight Howard.

Typically, it would not seem logical to look to go at the two-time (and still running) Defensive Player of the Year, but it is just a reality that of ...

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