Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News reports:
The Knicks have drawn the Celtics for the playoffs, but which Celtics team?
The one that has ruled the East in two of the last three seasons, winning the 2008 title and getting to a Game 7 in Los Angeles last June before falling to the Lakers?
Or will it be the one that we see now, in a state of mourning for the last seven weeks after nearly staging a mutiny because Danny Ainge traded away Kendrick Perkins?
If it’s the first Celtic team that went 41-14 with Perkins, the Knicks can expect a short playoff run. Four games should do the trick.
But that team is probably gone, for good, meaning the Knicks might just be able to make things interesting. Maybe win a couple of games. Anything better for the Knicks, including a series win, and Ainge will get chased out of Boston.