Celtics top list of Warriors' challengers

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Celtics top list of Warriors' challengers
Celtics top list of Warriors' challengers

One man's opinion of the greatest threats to the Warriors' superiority this season, a half-dozen candidates ranked in order of strength: 1. Boston: It's a new day in the East, and thank goodness. With due credit to the great LeBron James, who has moved to the Lakers, we've seen quite enough of Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals. The Celtics' starting lineup of Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford is the most complete we've seen in this conference in years — maybe going back to the '08 Celtics of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The trick will be sacrifice, looking out for the next guy, downplaying statistics

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