SportsNation: C's still an East contender?

January, 29, 2012
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Riding a four-game winning streak while overcoming a rash of injuries, the Celtics might just be rebuilding not only their own confidence, but that of all NBA observers. ESPN's SportsNation polled fans recently about which Eastern Conference team would be most likely to prevent a Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls rematch and, with more than 100,000 votes cast, the Celtics were at the top of the list with 28 percent...



The non-biased states reflect growing confidence in Boston. But our favorite part of that map: Oklahoma, which rather inexplicably sides with the 76ers. Maybe fans of young, athletic teams simply stick together.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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