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The Boston Celtics are going to the playoffs!

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Back in October I asked you if you thought the Celtics could make the playoffs.  56% of you voted "Yes!"  Congrats, you were right!

Here's what I wrote:

Can the Celtics make the playoffs this year? - CelticsBlog

The East is weak and this team has some nice pieces in place.  Right now the general consensus is that the Celtics are in the 12 - 13 range in the conference.  So they'd have to leapfrog as many as 5 teams, including the Nets, Knicks, Pacers, Pistons and Magic.  If you ask me, none of those teams seem locked in to the playoff picture.  An injury here, a disappointing season there, and an opportunity could open up for a young upstart team like the Celtics.

Well, the Celtics are officially in the playoffs!

They clinched their spot when the Nets lost to the Bulls tonight.

If the season ended today they would be facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round.