Originally written on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 4/20/13
Finally, we can say it's playoff time. This year's playoffs might be depressing, but we'll pull through it. If the C's can win one series this year, I'll be happy. They're underdogs and you know the refs won't help them out when the scoring champ plays at home. But you never know. The game hasn't been played yet. Here are the five things for today's game 1: 5. DEFEND: If the Celtics are serious about winning this postseason, they're gonna have to defend like hell. Nothing easy. Guard Melo with your life. If he gets hot, the game's over. 4. PLAY THE WAY YOU CAN: In the regular season, the Celtics didn't play up to their potential. They had to have given at least 5 games to their opponents. Sometimes they just didn't try. This can't happen in this series. 3. HAVE GREEN SCORE 30+: After this year, Jeff Green will likely become the leader of what will be a somewhat rebuilding team. Now is his time to shine. They need to him to have stretches of big games. 2. HAVE PIERCE AND GARNETT SCORE 20+: These guys are old, but it's tough to notice. This series could be these guys' last as Celtics. If it is, they should make it a good one. The Celtics will need them at their best. 1. STAY FOCUSED: If you're down by 10 mid-way through the second quarter, if doesn't mean that you'll lose. You can comeback. This team is so much better than people think. I know that if they really want to win this series, they will. That means frequent practices and smart game plans. Tip-off for this one will be at 3:00 pm ET. It'll be on ABC. Good luck Celtics. Everyone here at CG believes in you guys.
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