Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 4/19/13
The Boston Celtics kick off the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks Saturday at 3pm.  What can we expect? The Big 3 era Celtics have always been a bit of a “box of chocolates” team when the playoffs roll around. In 2008 they entered the playoffs as a juggernaut; winning 66 regular season games and posting a per-game point differential of +10.3.  When the playoffs started, they struggled to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, needing the full seven games to dispatch both the Atlanta Hawks and Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.  Of course, that first round series against the Hawks wasn’t as close as it seemed - it may have been the least competitive seven game series in NBA playoff history -  the Celtics outscored the Hawks by 101 points in their 4 wins (including a 34 point drubbing in Game 7) while dropping 3 games by a total of 17 points.  The Celtics finally rediscovered their Ubuntu in the Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons and eventually rolled to their 17th
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