Report: Celtics likely to open season versus 76ers
The Boston Celtics were underdogs upon entering the 2018 playoffs despite holding the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics were bogged down with injuries and it even seemed like some teams were trying to fall into the No. 7 spot to match up with them, expecting they could pull the upset with Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and Daniel Theis out.
Instead, Boston shocked just about everyone. They battled with the Milwaukee Bucks, eventually taking them out in seven games to advance to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers.