Haven't watched much basketball of late but now the NFL is finished that will change. From what I have seen of the Celtics, I think it looks positive. The 76ers on the other hand don't look that good at all and many picked them to win the East. The Raptors also have done well without Kawhi. If I was a betting man I would say the 76ers won't make the conference final. Bucks versus ?I've been really impressed with the Celtics this year. They've managed to build up a strong squad, when many people might have thought the loss of Thomas and then Irving and Horford would cause problems, that has been able to cope with injuries. Big praise to Stevens. Coming in for Rivers and rebuilding that team so quickly was impressive. Hope we hang on to this group of players.
I think that will be close to the match ups unless the Bucks mess up. 76ers loss of Reddick and Jimmy was big and Embiid just isn't consistent enough.It’s pretty open. If the Celtics don’t have any injuries they can trouble anyone, Raptors and Heat look pretty good to and I wouldn’t say the Sixers or Pacers are out of it yet. Don’t think Brooklyn have a chance.
I’ll call it as Bucks/Celtics East and Clippers/Lakers West.
Raptors have a good coach and a solid squad even without Kawhi. be interesting to see how Miami go. Don't see the Nets doing much. Pacers are doing well as are the Jazz. Houston are out of sorts.Forgot to say, the Raptors are getting a roll on with Siakam returning, but they just lost Powell to a broken hand (I don't see him slamming many dunks so not sure how that happened). That's going to put a lot of pressure on Davis and maybe Thomas and McCaw.