The maddening enigma of the Celtics

Hold on to hope, Celtics fans, writes David Thorpe

By David Thorpe

Last April and May, the Celtics shocked the NBA. Absent two of their best veterans—Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward—the Celtics took LeBron James and the Cavaliers to the seventh game of the Eastern Conference finals. Along with Al Horford, three young players led the charge: Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, and Jayson Tatum. It was a wonderful…

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