Their core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart have been through the conference finals twice in the last three years, and there's no reason to doubt that they will come back stronger next season.
The Boston Celtics have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals twice in the last three years. Despite fielding in a relatively young group of uber-talented players, the Celtics banked on their growing chemistry and the brilliance of head coach Brad Stevens.
If the Miami Heat fails to escape the Celtics, they lose every bit of momentum they worked hard to earn during the first two games. Unless this series extends to a Game 7, there's no doubt that the next match-up will be the most pivotal one during this year's Eastern Conference Finals face-off.
Boston Celtics are interested in signing All-Star free agent point guard Kemba Walker, according to Marc Stein.