Will Boston Celtics climb through their championship window for…

Will Boston Celtics climb through their championship window? 76ers to provide early test

Why the Celtics should be content standing pat on Jaylen Brown and Jayson  Tatum

Just like in recent seasons, the Boston Celtics showed their dominance to open the 2023-24 campaign. Just like in recent seasons, the Celtics have shown their vulnerabilities, too.

The Celtics (5-1) enter Wednesday’s marquee matchup against the

Philadelphia 76ers (5-1) as one of the league’s only one-loss teams through its first six games. Boston also enters its nationally televised game on Wednesday only two days removed from losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves for reasons that have explained their previous playoff shortcomings.

Jayson Tatum Defends Pairing With Jaylen Brown: “We've Won Way More Games  Together Than We've Lost”

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown settled for too much one-on-one play. The Celtics lacked bench production (16 points). And they struggled with defending the opposing team’s best player (Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards had 38 points).

Too early to make any sweeping conclusions on Boston only two weeks into the 2023-24 campaign, this serves more as a belated season preview.  Nonetheless, the Celtics will need to address two questions.

Can Boston return to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years after losing in seven games to the eighth-seeded Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals? Can the Celtics finally win the NBA championship after appearing overwhelmed with the Golden State Warriors’ championship equity and their own health?

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