After the first round of the NBA postseason, there are some unknowns and some definites as the Celtics, Wizards, Cavaliers, and Raptors battle it out to play in the conference championship.
The most obvious of the unknown is who will get through to the Eastern Conference Final.
All Eyes Are On The King And IT
But here’s what we do know: Cleveland and Toronto won’t give us another conference clash like last year because they meet tonight to open their second-round semifinal matchup.
Some may be disappointed in this development as it appeared the Raptors looked to be the most promising prospect to bump the King & his court off the Eastern Conference throne, but Boston seemingly came out of nowhere and finished the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the East.
Speaking of the Celtics…
After falling 0-2 at the TD Garden to the lowest-seeded Bulls, the Celtics triumphantly won the next four games of the series, making a little history of their own:
Celtics win a best-of-7 series despite losing the first 2 games for the 1st time since the 1969 NBA Finals vs. Los Angeles (4-3)
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) April 29, 2017
Celtics are just the 18th team in NBA history to come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a seven-game series.
— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) April 29, 2017
Boston certainly has had the hot hand in the past month, despite the 0-2 start against Chicago, clinching the top spot in the conference after the regular season finale, when the C’s beat the Bucks and the Cavs fell to the Raptors.
Now, here we are…