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A professional basketball team in the Eastern Conference of the NBA.

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Playoffs are overrated

  • Apr 24, 2009
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The Celtics have had a great season. Rajon, Ray, Paul and KG are great to watch and, at some time, the team is going to lose because almost everyone is injured. Why can't the winner be the team which has won the most games at the end of the regular season???
I have always thought this about the playoff system.
In high school and college, for example, teams play wonderfully all year, then arrive at the playoffs. All except one team (out of the entire league) will end the season with a smile and a trophy. The entire season was worth nothing.
Abolish playoffs!

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June 26, 2012
Usually I don't comment on posts this old, but not only is there almost no information about the team here, you also spend half of it objecting to the playoff system with one of the most flawed and unconvincing arguments I've ever read.
April 24, 2009
I didn't know that about the English professional soccer league. I wonder why Americans seem to need the playoffs, but British don't. Thanks for the info.
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review by . June 26, 2012
The Boston Celtics receive a designation in basketball as the White Peoples' Team which really isn't fair to them. It's true that a lot of their greatest players have been white: From the original basketball star, Bob Cousy, to players like Dave Cowens, John Havlicek, and the immortal Larry Bird, the Celtics have had a share of white superstars, but it wasn't like players such as Bill Russell, Robert Parish, and Paul Pierce didn't help the team to its current status as one of …
review by . November 04, 2009
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It is amazing how the paradigm has shifted around here.  Prior to the arrival of a new ownership group led by Wyc Grousbeck and the subsequent hiring of Danny Ainge as President of Basketball Operations in 2003 the Boston Celtics had become almost irrelevant here in sports-crazed New England.  While the Red Sox and Patriots were perennial championship contenders the Celtics were having enormous difficulty in just securing a radio deal.  TV ratings were abysmal and attendance was …
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The Boston Celtics (pronounced /ˈsɛltɪks/) are a professional basketball club based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is owned by Wycliffe Grousbeck and coached by Doc Rivers, with Danny Ainge as the President of Basketball Operations. Founded in 1946, their 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise. The Celtics' greatest domination came from 1957 to 1969, with 11 championships in 13 years, and eight in a row, the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team. They currently play their home games at TD Garden.

The Celtics either dominated the league or played a large part in the playoffs in the late 1950s through the mid 1980s. After the deaths of the second draft pick Len Bias in 1986 and Reggie Lewis in 1993, the team fell into a steady decline, only making the playoffs four times from 1996 to 2007. The franchise has recently returned to prominence with the acquisition of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen during the 2007 off-season. On June 17, 2008, the Boston Celtics won their 17th championship by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4–2 in the 2008 NBA Finals.

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Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division

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