NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers getting Good Test First Round against Boston Celtics: 2015 NBA Playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers getting Good Test First Round against Boston Celtics: 2015 NBA Playoffs

cleveland cavaliers vs boston celtics nba playoffs 2015

The Boston Celtics may be just below .500 at 40-42 on the season; however, that doesn’t mean the Cleveland Cavaliers will get a free pass in the 1st round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The Celtics are coming into the playoffs as the hottest team in the East with a conference-best 24 wins since February 1st of this year.

The Cavs may not have the best record since February, but they are still coming into the playoffs as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Sure, the Atlanta Hawks have the better record; but they’ve been slipping lately while LeBron James and company have been playing absolutely lights out. Obviously not an easy first round matchup for the Celtics either.

“A really, really, really good team,” said Cavs head coach David Blatt when asked his opinion on the Celtics. “Extremely well coach. Hungry. Ambitious. Playing very well and athletic around the court. Not a simple first-round matchup at all. Not at all.”

cavaliers vs celtics nba playoffs 2015 images

The Cavs and Celtics actually split the season series 2-2, but those games don’t really say much about either team. In the Celtics wins, the Cavs’ starters were rested. In the Cavs first win, Anderson Varejao was healthy and Dion Waiters was still with the team; and in the second victory, the game was over by halftime and didn’t really show the fight that Boston will certainly bring to the playoff series.

At the end of the day, the Cavaliers are just too good this year. The Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving is way too much to stop; and it looks very unlikely that the Celtics will be the ones to pull off some crazy upset this season.

“How good we want to be is how we go out and play the game and how we prepare,” said James. “We have our own expectations. We don’t worry what everyone else thinks of what we should do. It’s about what we expect out of ourselves.”

LeBron sure seems ready. Hopefully the Celtics are as well.

NBA
@chrismaurice18

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in NBA

nba does some gatorade rebranding 2017

NBA does some Gatorade rebranding

Chris MauriceFebruary 16, 2017
lebron james and dwayne wade stick up for knicks charles oaskley arrest 2017 images

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade stand by Knicks Charles Oakley arrest

Chris MauriceFebruary 10, 2017
ron baker energizing new york knicks fan base 2017 images

Ron Baker energizing New York Knicks fan base

Chris MauriceFebruary 6, 2017
lebron james on charles barkley attack 2017 images

LeBron James on Charles Barkley attack

Chris MauriceFebruary 2, 2017
lebron james getting tense with cleveland cavaliers 2017 images

LeBron James getting tense with Cleveland Cavaliers

Chris MauriceJanuary 27, 2017
adam silver wants more nba for mexico city 2017 images

Adam Silver wants more NBA for Mexico City

Chris MauriceJanuary 23, 2017
russell westbrook not feeling new nba all star voting system 2017 images

Russell Westbrook not feeling new NBA All-Star voting system

Chris MauriceJanuary 20, 2017
derrick rose hooky fine from knicks 2017 images

Derrick Rose’s hooky fine from Knicks

Chris MauriceJanuary 15, 2017
adam silver 5 minute plan for nba games 2017 images

Adam Silver’s 5-minute plan for NBA Games

Chris MauriceJanuary 14, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription