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Boston Celtics Clinch Top Spot In Eastern Conference And Will Face Bulls

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Boston Celtics Clinch Top Spot In Eastern Conference And Will Face Bulls

With a win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, the Boston Celtics clinched the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Locking up the one seed means Boston has the pleasure of taking on the no.8 seed, and this year that team is the Chicago Bulls. Game 1 of the series will take place on Sunday, April 16 at 6:30pm on CSN.

The Bulls are a team that does have experienced veterans in Dwyane Wade and former Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, they also have some top level talent in Jimmy Butler who will be arguably the best player in the series.

Despite this, Boston should persevere and get past the 1st round of the playoffs for the first time in the post-modern big 3 era.

This is the third playoff appearance under head coach Brad Stevens and the third go around for all-star guard Isaiah Thomas who has everything to prove considering he fancies himself as an elite player, and eventually an elite player has to win a playoff series.

There are no excuses this time around, barring any major health issues Boston needs to get by Chicago. Last season against the Hawks the C’s lost Avery Bradley to injury and had a battered Jae Crowder. While Bradley still has lingering health concerns the additions of players like Al Horford and Jaylen Brown have improved Boston and the expectations that come with a one seed lay on their shoulders.

Cleveland may still be favored out of the East like the Warriors are favored out of the west, but Boston’s expectations are just as lofty. Come Sunday let us have no more wait until next years Net’s pick talk, instead, let us have faith in this years squad.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Celtics Guard Kyrie Irving Named To All-Star Team

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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has had quite the first season for the C’s and it looks like everyone around the NBA is taking notice.

On Thursday the NBA announced that Irving would be a starting guard on the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

Irving is averaging 24.1 points and five assists per game for the C’s this season and is happy to be representing the Celtics out in Los Angeles.

“I am truly appreciative of the fans of the NBA and the Boston Celtics for voting me in to this year’s All-Star Game as a starter,” said Irving. “I am super proud that I can represent the Celtics in LA and looking forward to putting on a show.”

Irving with joins ex-teammate LeBron James, 76er Joel Embiid, Toronto’s Demar DeRozan, and the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo as starters.

This is the fifth All-Star selection of Irving’s NBA career.

The reserves have yet to be named by the NBA with Al Horford and Jayson Tatum being other Boston players who could be in the running to make the Eastern Conference squad.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Neck-Deep Edition

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It feels like New England Sports is currently being buried – in snow, controversies and soul-decimating losses.

The recent Patriots victory over the Steelers has been tarnished by subsequent internal-fighting. And over the past couple of weeks, the Boston Celtics have been defeated by some of the most middling of NBA teams.

The only auspicious emblem to be found would be the Bruins, who have won 3 games in a row. If the season ended today, the B’s would make the playoffs! But don’t worry, they’ll find a way to self-destruct before the season actually ends.

So when you’re neck-deep in it, like we presently find ourselves, what do you do? You shovel yourself out. Let this article be your utensil of liberation! It’s time for another installment of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Neck Deep Edition.

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The Celtics Have a Bench Problem

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With the Celtics suffering a nonplussing loss at the hands of the Utah Jazz, it’s become apparent: This bench is gonna need some help. And they’re going to have to find this help from within themselves.

Ever since he was acquired from the Pistons, Marcus Morris was expected to be the most talented asset on the Celtics bench. Morris has the skills to be a secondary powerhouse in the NBA. Just last season, for Detroit, Morris averaged 14.0 PPG and just about 5 RPG.

But unfortunately his young tenure in Boston has deteriorated into “what ifs”.

Marcus has been afflicted with a lancinating and unrelenting pain in his left knee. Not only did he miss the start of the season, but he’s been sidelined yet again by this tenacious problem.

Without Morris on the court, Boston’s bench lacks that veteran’s heart and wisdom that he provides. They also are mathematically short in the scoring department, without the versatile big man.

As we saw Friday night at the Garden, somebody is going to need to step up – and fast.

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