Bring on the Cavs, the Celtics train keeps on rolling and is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Seriously, who would have thunk that this aging team of vets would be able to resurrect their season? Seriously, do you remember how old and decrepit they looked two weeks ago?
This season is like no other and we have to temper ourselves when we attempt to apply conventional NBA logic to this season.
Good teams will fail, and poor teams may over achieve. Regardless, the Celtics are making it happen at the moment and each win they can grab now will put them in a better position to weather the brutal second half of the season.
The team connections between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics are few and far between. This should not be surprising given the present state of both franchises and the directions they are heading:
Tristan Thompson, Daniel Gibson and Avery Bradley attended the University of Texas.
Sasha Pavlovic played for the Cavaliers from 2004-2009.
Semih Erden and Luke Harangody were both Celtic second round draft picks in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Drafts and each were traded to the Cavaliers halfway through the 2010-2011 season.