Eastern Conference Finals

By JACK STANARD

Following an exciting 114-112 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, May 9th, the Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Here, they will play against the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James. The Celtics biggest challenge will be stopping James, who has been almost unstoppable so far in this year’s playoffs. Despite having home court advantage, The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Celtics listed as an underdog against the Cavaliers. Recently, LeBron has had the Celtics number. He has faced the Celtics six times in the playoffs, winning the past four series and six straight postseason road games in Boston. On top of this, The Cavs won two out of their three matchups against the Celtics during the regular season. However, the Celtics were also underdogs against the 76ers, but they beat the 76ers, in five games. With a scrappy team like the Boston Celtics, anything is possible. Whatever happens to the Celtics, they will be satisfied with their season. No one had expected them to make it as far as they did, considering they lost their two stars in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. It appears that the future is very bright for the Celtics.