How might one describe the Boston Celtics in just five words?

How might one describe the Boston Celtics in just five words? According to Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz, the words he would use are “Can the playoffs start already?,” and that’s a fair question to ask given that is virtually the only thing the team is focused on this season.

But earning another shot at a title in the 2024 NBA Finals is not a simple goal. As the B/R analyst notes, it is “going to be difficult for the Boston Celtics to find ways to motivate themselves over the final eight weeks of the season” while they wait for the 2024 NBA Playoffs to arrive.

“They hold a six-game lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the East and are now 8.5 games up on the Milwaukee Bucks, the team that was supposed to push the Celtics for the No. 1 seed,” writes Swartz.

“This is a veteran-heavy group that doesn’t need many more regular-season reps together and should be more concerned with just entering the playoffs healthy,” he adds.

“This is a championship-or-bust season for Boston, the NBA’s best team thus far. Staying awake through the remainder of the regular season will the greatest challenge until mid-April.”

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire