No, no, no… not THAT Miami. Although that's nice.
There are two games left… and it's time to face facts: The Celtics will probably end up playing the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.
We laid it out in yesterday's special edition of The 2 Man Game… which you can listen to here:
But I'll lay it out here, since you're all probably as lazy as I am and you want instant gratification.
The Celtics are playing the Bulls and Bucks next. That should be 2 wins. But Atlanta has Milwaukee and the now mailing-it-in Cavaliers… which should probably be 2 wins as well. And if you're paying attention… the Bucks next two games are against the Celtics and Hawks… and those should be two losses.
So the Hawks and Celtics are probably winning both games… meaning Atlanta is going to be the 3rd seed and the Celtics will settle in 4th. The Bucks are losing twice… and with Miami playing Philly and New Jersey next… the Heat only need to win one to break their current 5th seed tie.
Milwaukee will slip to 6th and the Heat are jumping to 5. Our only hope to face the Bogut-less Bucks is for LeBron to come back in the final game of the season and help the Cavs run Atlanta out of the building. But even then it's no guarantee. The Cavs clearly don't give a damn about how they finish the season, so I'm not counting on them for anything.
And honestly, I'm not exactly counting on the Celtics to actually win both games. I can see them laying an egg in Chicago tomorrow… especially since the Bulls are fighting for their playoff lives. One team is guaranteed to put forth an effort in that game… and I'm sure you guys can guess which one that is.
The Heat don't scare me… but it'll be a tougher series than the Bucks will be. And any time Dwyane Wade is in the mix, then you've got a fight on your hands.