Contenders or pretenders?
5-on-5 roundtable: What to make of the Celtics, Knicks, Clippers and others
The Celtics, Knicks, Clippers, Pacers and Grizzlies could make noise in the playoffs. But are they legit title contenders? We turn to today's 5-on-5 crew.
1. Contender or pretender: Boston Celtics (have won 21 of past 29).
Jim Cavan, Knickerblogger: Contender. Many had the aging Celts dead and buried at the All-Star break, but a well-timed run -- buttressed by an increasingly viselike defense, Kevin Garnett's rejuvenation and two beatdowns of the Heat -- makes this incarnation ...
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