The Boston Celtics opened their 75th season on December 23, 2020. Boston is currently riding a six-consecutive season streak of playoff appearances. Following a pair of first-round exits to open the streak, the Celtics have won their way into three Eastern Conference Finals. The problem for Celtics' fans, fans who view it as their rightful pedigree to be perennial NBA Title contenders, Boston hasn't reached the NBA Finals in over a decade. The Boston brass is now looking uphill at a strong Philadelphia 76ers team while battling to fend off a star-loaded Brooklyn Nets squad in their own Atlantic Division.