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    Default If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    They will have completed one of the most dominant seasons of all time. 64 win regular season, only 2 losses so far in the playoffs and a potential sweep in the finals.

    78-20 overall currently.

    Where do they rank of the last 20 years?

    Can I make the argument they're the second best TEAM behind the 2017 Durant Warriors?

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbine View Post
    They will have completed one of the most dominant seasons of all time. 64 win regular season, only 2 losses so far in the playoffs and a potential sweep in the finals.

    78-20 overall currently.

    Where do they rank of the last 20 years?

    Can I make the argument they're the second best TEAM behind the 2017 Durant Warriors?
    Id say they are right there with the 2013/14 spurs. Just a perfectly built team.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Last 20 years?

    Probably behind 2017 Warriors & 2013 Heat. 2014 Spurs & 2008 Celtics are debatable. That 2013 Miami Heat team was pretty nasty when they were all healthy, won 27 straight games at one point, but they kinda struggled in the playoffs because of Wade's injury.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbine View Post

    Can I make the argument they're the second best TEAM behind the 2017 Durant Warriors?
    Too early. This was the same thing people were saying about the Nuggets last season before the shine came off Jamal Murray.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Sheen View Post
    Too early. This was the same thing people were saying about the Nuggets last season before the shine came off Jamal Murray.
    What happens next year doesn't matter in regards to this 2024 Celtics team and where they rank amongst the last 20 championship teams.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Tough to tell. Their competition overall in the playoffs has been incredibly weak. I would have loved to see them play Denver to get a better idea of their strength.

    It's just tough to gauge the true strength of this team when the margin of error is this big vs the competition they've faced.

    I'd say probably not as good as the historic numbers would indicate, but considerably better than Tatum haters would give them credit for.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    People are going to bring up their astonishingly easy road to the Finals, but from a pure talent perspective, right now, I think you could argue them over anybody with the exception of the KD Warriors over the last 20 years. I would probably rank them.

    2017 Warriors
    2024 Celtics
    2023 Nuggets
    2014 Spurs
    2019 Raptors

    Nuggets definitely get slept on, sure, the 53 wins is nothing to write home about, but they were straight up dominant in the playoffs, none of their series were particularly close.

    I might be in the minority on the Raptors, but that team had crazy depth, even if they had to scratch and claw their way to the title.

    And yes, I have the right to change my mind if they implode in the Finals

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Too early to even think about it with Luka out there and 2 more games to win.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    BTW, isn't it crazy how most of this forum went from picking the Mavs to beat the Celtics to now threads being made on how the Celtics are a top 3 team in the last 20 years?
    Last edited by 1987_Lakers; 06-11-2024 at 12:14 AM.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbine View Post
    What happens next year doesn't matter in regards to this 2024 Celtics team and where they rank amongst the last 20 championship teams.
    That is dishonest. It absolutely factors into the rankings how a champion fared the year(s) after. First time champions are looked upon more favorably when we can forecast more titles and less favorably when it does not work out that way.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Hard to gauge this. Celtics this playoff pretty much perform on par with a relatively lowly Indy WITHOUT Haliburton when they should've blown them out every game on paper.

    Last season Jamaal Murray was pretty much a superstar in the playoff when he should've been much worse on paper.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    capitalists still mad that money stopped being printed. "I don't care about what's in your bag, it's about how many of your bags can you sell."

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by GimmeThat View Post
    capitalists still mad that money stopped being printed. "I don't care about what's in your bag, it's about how many of your bags can you sell."
    The headband called, he wants his head back.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    The headband called, he wants his head back.
    the head called, he/she wants he/shes' neck back.

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    Default Re: If the Celtics take care of business in 5 and win the title where do they rank?

    Nice to see GimmeThat waking up at 10 PM, now about to go on a 50 post meth fueled binge of gibberish. Enjoy bro.

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