Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 5/28/12
The 2012 Eastern Conference Finals begin tonight in Miami and the Celtics might be just where they love to be: the underdogs.  During the New Big Three Era, they have been here before.  Many picked them to defeat the Hawks in 2008, while there were some detractors for the series against the Cavs, Pistons and yes, even the majority picked the Lakers in The Finals. In 2009 once KG was out for the playoffs, many still felt that they would defeat Chicago in the opening round but then it got divided after that against Orlando.  In 2010 they were the ultimate underdog even in the first round where if memory serves, the majority of them even picked the pre-LeBron/Bosh/Wade Heat to defeat the even then old Celtics.  Obviously they weren't favored against either the Cavs, Magic or Lakers again and they thrived nearly all the way to banner 18. Last season there may have been a handful that picked the Knicks in round one, but the majority favored Miami in round 2 and were correct.  This ye...
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