Boston Celtics Season Preview 2018-19. On Tuesday night the Boston Celtics open up there 2018-19 campaign against a former opponent in the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden. Last time both of these organizations played against one another was in the playoffs last season with Boston coming on top and eventually playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the eastern conference finals. Both teams will be eager to face each other on the outcome of the way last season ended.
Coming Back Strong
Coming back strong will be Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, bouncing back from that horrific injury he suffered on the first game of the year last season. A lot of fans and experts expect big things from this historic franchise especially with the young core of players playing well and being led by one of the best head coaches in the NBA in Brad Stevens.
It is a good time to be a Boston Celtics fan. The team has shown great strides in recent seasons making the playoffs and the eastern conference finals and one game away from playing in the NBA Finals. We all know that Boston’s big threats in the east will be teams like the 76ers and Raptors. The addition of Kawhi Leonard that sent DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio this off season was huge.
Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum all handled themselves last season stepping up when injuries piled up for the team down the stretch, adding big point games and must wins to keep up with LeBron and his Cavs. One less team that Boston shouldn’t have to worry about is Cleveland. James left for the LA spotlight to play with Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma.
I predict that the C’s will have the top seed in the eastern conference. There is also a strong possibility to go the NBA Finals and either face the Golden State Warriors or the fan favorite Los Angeles Lakers. I rather see the Lakers to revitalize one of the best rivalries in all off sports. With the talent and depth that the Celtics have it destined to have a great season from start to finish. As long as the core group of players stay healthy for most of the season.
Kyrie recently announced that he plans to re-sign with the C’s in the summer of 2019. He wants to work on a long term deal that will keep him in a Celtics uniform for years to come. I believe he will be productive for a long time seeing how he is only 26 years of age. Recent reports on Terry Rozier are that the organization will let him test the free agent market. By time next summer comes around he may be gone. Rozier has proven himself as a top guard in this league as he filled in more than admirably while Kyrie was out with injury last season. As a Celtics fan I can not wait for the season to start and get this show on the road and see how the year play outs from now until June!