Celtics-Cavaliers Rivalry: ‘Nobody’ On Cleveland Intimidating Boston, Including LeBron James?

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15The Boston Celtics overachieved this season and earned themselves a playoff berth in the process. One of the main reasons they were able to sneak in was because they play in the drastically weaker Eastern Conference, but a playoff appearance is a playoff appearance. Their reward for that hard work was a first round matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are the favorites to win the NBA title, according to Vegas oddsmakers. So far, the Celtics have played well through two games, but they have still lost both contests. It is unlikely that even the biggest Boston homers expected the team to win the series, but many doubted that Cleveland would sweep. Apparently Celtics swingman Jae Crowder agrees, and he says the team is not going to back down or go quietly. Their reward for that hard work was a first round matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are the favorites to win the NBA title, according to Vegas oddsmakers. So far, the Celtics have played well through two games, but they have still lost both contests. It is unlikely that even the biggest Boston homers expected the team to win the series, but many doubted that Cleveland would sweep. Apparently Celtics swingman Jae Crowder agrees, and he says the team is not going to back down or go quietly.