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Is the Celtics’ season a success for making the Finals, or a failure given how close they got to winning it all?

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Should the Boston Celtics’ 2021-22 season be considered a success for making the 2022 NBA Finals — or a failure given how close they got to winning it all before dropping the series near the finish line? After starting things out with Boston struggling to even be a .500 team, it seems a bit absurd to call the deepest run any Celtics squad has since 2010 a failure.

And yet the inability to close out the series against an aging (if still very good) Golden State Warriors squad with a title that was so close you could nearly touch it feels like the sort of disappointment that will linger for years if not decades to fans and the players competing for it.

Which lens should we be using to assess such a wild ride of a season so soon after it has ended that the dust has not yet quite settled?

NBC Sports Boston’s Trenni Kusnierek was recently joined on air by Celtics champ and broadcaster Cedric Maxwell along with Stadium’s Jeff Goodman to sort out exactly this question.

Check out the video embedded above to hear their takes on a season to remember with an end we might be better off forgetting.

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