View Poll Results: Which team was greater?

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  • 2024 Boston

    7 58.33%
  • 2008 Boston

    5 41.67%
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    Question 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Might as well get this thread up early.

    2024 Boston:
    - 64-18 in the regular season; 10.74 SRS; +11.6 Net Rtg
    - 15-2 in the playoffs *one more win to go*
    - 79-20 combined record (79.8% W/L)

    2008 Boston:
    - 66-16 in the regular season; 9.3 SRS; +11.2 Net Rtg
    - 16-10 in the playoffs
    - 82-26 combined record (75.9% W/L)

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Do we assume healthy Porzingis?

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    2024 Boston. Just a more complete team.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Where is the poll?

    '08 Celtics had a historic defense and were obviously a great team, but their playoff struggles that year often get overlooked. A 37 win team took them to 7 games, LeBron with bums also took them to 7. People just remember how they embarrassed the Lakers in that closeout game 6.

    With everyone healthy I probably lean towards the '24 squad. Better offensively while also having a pretty good defense, the role players to me on the '24 squad are also a notch better. Overall they are more complete.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Im Still Ballin View Post
    Might as well get this thread up early.

    2024 Boston:
    - 64-18 in the regular season; 10.74 SRS; +11.6 Net Rtg
    - 15-2 in the playoffs *one more win to go*
    - 79-20 combined record (79.8% W/L)

    2008 Boston:
    - 66-16 in the regular season; 9.3 SRS; +11.2 Net Rtg
    - 16-10 in the playoffs
    - 82-26 combined record (75.9% W/L)
    Huge difference!

    2008 Celtics beat the Reigning Season MVP
    2008 Celtics had Reigning DPOY
    2008 Celtics were the underdog despite HCA

    2024 Celtics-Mavs has nothing!.
    reason why it was important 2024 twolves made it to this finals because of atleast reigning DPOY.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Kendrick Perkins makes 2024 an easy choice for me.

    You need a team with a strong 4 AND 5 to beat this team. Pound them inside. Bully ball KP and achy knee Horford. Swap Kendrick Perkins with prime-ish Marc Gasol and it easily goes the other way imo. KG and Marc would wear them down inside on both ends.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by FKAri View Post
    Kendrick Perkins makes 2024 an easy choice for me.

    You need a team with a strong 4 AND 5 to beat this team. Pound them inside. Bully ball KP and achy knee Horford. Swap Kendrick Perkins with prime-ish Marc Gasol and it easily goes the other way imo. KG and Marc would wear them down inside on both ends.
    Not to mention Rondo was really a year or two away from arriving as a player. 2010 Rondo with Marc Gasol on that '08 squad wouldn't be fair.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    Where is the poll?

    '08 Celtics had a historic defense and were obviously a great team, but their playoff struggles that year often get overlooked. A 37 win team took them to 7 games, LeBron with bums also took them to 7. People just remember how they embarrassed the Lakers in that closeout game 6.

    With everyone healthy I probably lean towards the '24 squad. Better offensively while also having a pretty good defense, the role players to me on the '24 squad are also a notch better. Overall they are more complete.
    Doc rivers led that 08 team but they were also coming off a 24-win season the previous year. That 42-win turnaround was nothing short of outstanding but like you said, they've had some massive struggles in the postseason. If thibs wasn't involved in their coaching staff, maybe they would have lost along the way.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    I guess the real question would be '86 vs. '24.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    Not to mention Rondo was really a year or two away from arriving as a player. 2010 Rondo with Marc Gasol on that '08 squad wouldn't be fair.
    The 4 and 5 are the most important positions to decide this. I'd rather sub in Raptors Gasol for Perkins than sub prime Deron Williams for 08 Rondo. For this matchup at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Im Still Ballin View Post
    I guess the real question would be '86 vs. '24.
    Even still, making Parish & McHale guard out on the perimeter, that would favor '24 Boston.

    Plus, they'd make Bird play defense and attack him like they're doing to Luka currently.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

    2024 Boston might be the most boring team ever.

    Shame they're going to win. Feels like no one cares.

    I'm sure a narrative of painting Tatum better than he is will begin.

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    Default Re: 2024 Boston vs. 2008 Boston

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