The Celtics have moved up into the 7th seed but they are by no means locked into the playoffs. They still need to win some games and do some scoreboard watching.
Which brings us to two straight games against the 2nd place Cavs, who happen to have won 32 of their last 39 games. They also just won their Division, so it sounds like they'll be content resting guys. Including LeBron James.
Though not finalized, LeBron James hinted he'll sit the next 2 games. Both are against Celtics so it could affect playoff race/seedings— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 9, 2015
Granted, that doesn't mean that they'll rest everyone at once. You might see coach Blatt do a rotation of sorts.
Blatt on the idea of rest: "Obviously, we've finished the part of the season that lets us know where we're going, as far as the playoffs. But we want to continue to play hard and continue to play good basketball. In other words, the Cavs are more likely to limit the minutes of men such as James, Irving and Love then sit them out entire games. Or perhaps they'll rest James one game, Irving the next, Love the next, and so on.
The Cavs have more than just LeBron, so the Celtics will still have to come out and give a good effort to win the game. But yeah, if James isn't playing it makes the task a lot less daunting.