The Celtics are in their offseason, and many would argue it was a premature departure based on their squad calibre and quality of opposition faced.
A mouth-watering match-up between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat awaits us in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics secured their place by besting the 2019 champs the Toronto Raptors in a tough fought seven-game series. The Heat reached the Eastern Finals two games earlier than Boston, upsetting the number one seed Milwaukee Bucks four games to one.
Kemba Walker’s regular season debut for the Boston Celtics ended in defeat at Wells Fargo Center against the Philadelphia 76ers. Walker, Boston’s headline offseason acquisition, struggled all night.
Toronto, Boston and Houston all secured playoff places last week. There was more tussling for seeding position in both the East and West with only 3.5 games separating Portland in third from the Jazz in 10th.
Boston Celtics head coach, Brad Stevens, gave a definitive answer on Gordon Hayward’s season on Saturday when speaking to the media in Houston ahead of the Celtics’ meeting with the Rockets.