It’s a sports cliché, but the playoffs are a rollercoaster. Since entering the sterilized and controlled environment of the Orlando bubble nearly two and a half months ago, the Celtics have arguably experienced the most ups and downs of the restart without ever stepping foot on a ride at Disney.
Two seeding losses to Milwaukee and Miami didn’t bode well for Boston’s prospects in the post season. Winning four of the next five (dropping a meaningless final game to the Wizards) rights the ship. A sweep of the 76ers is sweet, but it includes losing Gordon Hayward for over a month.