According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 58 percent of Celtics fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 55 percent last week and 29 percent the week before.
The jump in confidence comes as fans and teams alike start to prepare for the postseason. That preparation and jockeying for position isn’t necessarily just shown by who has the best record.
According to NBA fans around the country, the Lakers have the best chance of the top Western Conference teams to reach the NBA Finals, with 30 percent of the vote. They edged out the Utah Jazz, with 27 percent, the Denver Nuggets 22 percent and the Los Angeles Clippers 15 percent.
Despite having the second best record in the West, the Phoenix Suns earned just seven percent.
There are fewer teams seemingly in contention, right now, in the Eastern Conference. And even among the conference’s best, one team stands above the rest in the minds’ of fans.
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