The Boston Celtics advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010 when they beat the Miami Heat in game seven by just four points. They will now move on to play the Golden State Warriors who won the Western Conference over the Dallas Mavericks.
Boston has been one of the best defensive teams in the league, while Golden State has had one of the best offenses. It will be a great matchup to watch.
The Warriors are the current favorite to win the series and championship, but Boston still has a good chance.
Boston not only has a great defense, they are tailored to defend how the Warriors play. They can switch any position, and they are fast, long, and physical. It could give Steph Curry and Klay Thompson fits.
To keep on a similar point, Boston has better size than the Warriors. Al Horford and Robert Williams should clean the glass as well as Jayson Tatum. They have four of the five tallest players that make up these starting lineups.
Lastly, Boston has two physical, athletic, and big wing players who will be tough matchups for any of the Warriors wing defenders in Tatum and Jaylen Brown. They will need to be aggressive offensively all series for Boston to win it all.
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