Well, it looks like Golden State’s, Klay Thompson, wasn’t the only major thrill of Monday night with his 42-point game against the Grizzlies. Although, that was truly a stunning show. Also, Monday night, the Celtics wavered their way into an inconceivable playoff spot.
The chips were up in the air before the Brooklyn Nets faced off against the Chicago Bulls yesterday evening. However, after the 113-86 massacre proved victorious for the Bulls, the Celtics walked into an uncontested playoff spot with a record of 20-33. Many NBA fans are wondering, will this be a good learning experience for the Celtics or will it just hurt them in the long-run?
As of now, the most practical and likely first round match-up will be against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Is making the playoffs going to sabotage future draft choices for the Celtics and ultimately lead to an embarrassing defeat? These questions can be put to rest by reviewing the face-offs between the two teams during the regular season. The Celtics have hoisted wins over the Cavaliers’ heads this season, despite their record.
The Celtics were at one point very low on the totem pole for any playoffs hopes, but they’ve made a steady rise late in the season. Do you think they’ll be viable candidates in heated playoff battles? Only time will tell.