According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 57 percent of Celtics fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 43 percent last week and 46 percent the week before.
The Celtics were without Jaylen Brown and still managed to put up a respectable fight against the Brooklyn Nets. So that might have something to do with the confidence boost.
The biggest story throughout the NBA this playoff season has been how teams try to adjust after key injuries. Some of the game’s biggest stars have been hit by injuries as their team fights through an opening-round matchup.
According to NBA fans around the league, the most costly injury has been to Los Angeles Lakers’ star Anthony Davis. The big man was picked by 31 percent of fans, beating out Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić with 23 percent. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown was picked by eight percent of fans.
Every game in the NBA playoffs feels like the most important of the season, but some are clearly more important than others. 43 percent of fans believe winning Game Four when down in the series 2-1 is the most crucial “must-win” game, beating out exclusively elimination games, which was picked by 36 percent of fans.
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