But try to imagine the Celtics in this series against the Warriors. The Celtics, who won 53 games this season and finished first in the Eastern Conference … What would they do? Yes, Brad Stevens would be able to get some buckets for them off of inbounds plays and smart offense. The Celtics guards would make life hard for Curry and Thompson at times. If Isaiah Thomas was healthy, heâd score some buckets.
But who is guarding Durant? Jae Crowder? Jaylen Brown? [Gulp] Kelly Olynyk?
If the Wizards are more your speed, imagine them in this NBA Finals against the Warriors. Sure, their starting five could hang with the Warriors starting five for a few minutes. But what would happenÂ when they wentÂ to the bench, and the Warriors put out a second unit featuring Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and one of the shooters (heck, just pick one)? And the Wizards would put out â¦ Bojan Bogdanovic and Brandon Jennings.