This really reminds me so much of 2009.
Championship aspirations to start the season (defending champs, and this preseason it wasn't a stretch to see us coming out of East if IT didn't work out in Cleveland).
Hoping one of our stars returns for the playoffs (the still-curious case of KG and some of us hoping Gordon would not suffer any setbacks and return late March/early April).
Young player(s) blossoming into big time player(s) (Rondo took the step to All-Star, we may very well be seeing that with our current young core).
Tough first round matchup that may become an epic series (that series featured FOUR OT games including a double AND triple OT affair)?
I know the odds are long for a deep run, but this group is not going down without a fight. There is plenty of talent still playing and their grit is admirable. We may lose to an overrated team like the 2009 Magic (eg 2018 Sixers), but this is only the beginning for these Celtics (although we still got two more unforgettably satiable runs with those guys).