Do the Boston Celtics have more at stake this season than any other team in the league?

Do the Boston Celtics have more at stake this season than any other team in the league? Last season, Boston reached the promised land — the NBA’s biggest stage — only to fall in six games to the Golden State Warriors instead of hanging the long-elusive Banner 18.

Now, the Celtics have produced the league’s best record as the season nears the halfway point. Star forward Jayson Tatum is having a Most Valuable Player-caliber campaign, and star wing Jaylen Brown has elevated his game to, undeniably, an All-NBA level. The only question remaining is what team he ends up on: first, second or third.

With all that going for them, could another team fall from higher heights?

The hosts of the ESPN “First Take” show recently debated whether this was the case.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what almost-Celtics assistant coach JJ Redick and former Boston big man Kendrick Perkins had to say.

Listen to the Celtics Lab podcast on:

Apple Podcasts:




What is it like playing sports as the younger brother of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird?

Robert Parish on his initial impression of the Toronto Raptors mascot in the mid-90s

Jayson Tatum highlights: Top plays with the Boston Celtics in 2022-23 so far

Should the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks worry about the Brooklyn Nets more than each other?

Joe Mazzulla out vs. Rockets due to injury; Damon Stoudamire is a coach

Evan Turner on getting signed away from the Boston Celtics by a $70 million deal from the Portland Trail Blazers

Celtics Lab 161: Previewing Bucks-Cs on Christmas, the state of the East, NBA expansion and more with Jeff Zillgitt


Report: Opposing teams ‘checking in’ on Payton Pritchard


NBA Twitter reacts to Celtics pulling away from Rockets, Jaylen Brown’s big game


What Boston Celtics legends got no Rookie of the Year votes their first season in the NBA?


Jayson Tatum scores 41, Boston defeats Milwaukee 139-118 in an instant Christmas classic

Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

Leave a Comment