The Celtics are not in the NBA playoffs yet, but if they do make it, who would be a better matchup for the team Net or 76ers?
The Garden Report analyzes this debate in the following video, while answering if the Celtics have a realistic shot vs either team? The Celtics are the 7th seed, finishing with a .500 record with a middle of the pack offense and defense in terms of scoring. The Nets, who have been having a hard time keeping James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving being on the court at the same time, finished 2nd in the NBA Eastern conference with a 47-24 record, while their offense ranks 2nd in points their defense ranks 21st. Then the 76ers, who have MVP candidate Joel Embiid and DPOY candidate in Ben Simmons finished 1st in the NBA East with 48-23 record and top 3 offense and defense in regard of points.
Who have the Celtics played better this season? The Celtics are 0-3 vs the Nets (one blowout), and 0-3 vs 76ers (two by double-digits).