Stevens has 5 days to prepare for the Bucks. The Celtics are peaking at the right time. Hayward, Brown and Tatum are playing exceptionally well. Even Rozier is lol. In an odd sort of way, losing Smart has made the team better. Not that the Celtics are better without Smart specifically, but the fact is that they had one too many players in their rotation. 1 less means more pt for everyone else and better chemistry.
That said, it could be the Pistons. Dont count your chickens just yet.