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Series Thread: NBA championship: Celtics vs Mavs

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Has anyone mentioned that the Celtics only got here because they faced injured opponents yet?

The Celtics road to the Finals was as easy as anyone ever because they faced injured opponents.

But they were clearly the best team in the East all season long and they probably would have got here playing the top teams at their best.

So I am going to push back on anyone that tries to claim that in the only reason the Celtics are here.
 

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A lot depends on both the availability and %-level health of Porzingis. It'd be great to have the Unicorn's defensive ability at the 5 in pick n roll situations... to say nothing of his shooting and skill on offense.

Kyrie-revenge series versus Zinger-revenge series (against old teams) is a nice sub-plot here.

Seems like a really great match-up.

Luka is amazing.
 

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Has anyone mentioned that the Celtics only got here because they faced injured opponents yet?
Hearing it 24 7 by Pundits I bet so But who knows ?
 

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Real MVP, Luka, the best player in the league, is in the series. Make sure you watch.
 

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Some great storylines.

Irving returning to Boston after the stuff he said about Boston. He getting heckled a lot when they play in Boston
 

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And Zinger played for Mavs once upon a time.
 

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A bit of a wait till the series starts unfortunately.
 

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Rooting for the Mavs, but the Celtics having White and Holiday to cover Luka and Kyrie will be the difference in this series.
 
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How did the mavs bungle zinger while even the hapless wizards made a good player out of him?
 

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The Celtics road to the Finals was as easy as anyone ever because they faced injured opponents.

But they were clearly the best team in the East all season long and they probably would have got here playing the top teams at their best.

So I am going to push back on anyone that tries to claim that in the only reason the Celtics are here.

They also didn’t have zinger, who was, again, better or as good as many of the guys they missed.
 

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Has anyone mentioned that the Celtics only got here because they faced injured opponents yet?
Well, their path to the Finals was easier than Dallas.....kind of like Denver last season in the WC.
 
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