How Far Can the Celtics Go in the NBA Playoffs?

    Celtics Beat is joined by NBA writer Ian Thomsen about the playoff picture. Thomsen also talks about what Boston's chances are.


    Adam Kaufman and Evan Valenti are joined by Ian Thompsen, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, on their latest edition of the Celtics Beat podcast. The trio discusses the importance of the rest of Boston’s season, and potential teams they could see in round one.
    The Celtics are currently tied with the Heat in terms of record, but hold the tiebreaker over them on the season. The two teams face off twice next week in what will be crucial games to help determine playoff seeding.
    The Knicks, Hawks, Celtics, and Heat are all vying for positioning. Any of those four teams could end up anywhere from the fourth seed to the seventh seed. The goal of them all is to avoid the play-in tournament at all costs.
    On the show, the trio talks about which matchups will be the easiest to deal with in round one for the C’s. Thompsen even brings up the idea of playing the Brooklyn Nets in round one since they have been dealing with so many injuries.