How do you people even use this forum? I get "connection problems" constantly. Half the time pages take ages to load. It's insufferable. Since when has this forum ran like complete trash?
Anyways... By tradition, I'm obligated to say we're doomed and have no chance. They crushed us last year and it'll probably be more of the same with King James. Arguably the greatest player of all time.
That said, I could see us avoiding a sweep. Cavs are worse without Kyrie. Across the board, I can see our current group as an upgrade over last year's playoff roster.
Scary Terry > Marcus Smart (Isaiah was injured in the ECF last year)
Jaylen Brown > Avery Bradley (Might be underselling Avery here. It's probably more even, but Jaylen's size is a big deal)
Tatum >>> Crowder (not even close... Tatum is head and shoulders better than Crowder)
Morris/Baynes > Olynyk/Amir (Again, I might be underselling Olynyk's contributions last season, but this seems like an upgrade)
Horford = Horford
That closes the gap a bit. But only a bit. Far superior teams have tried and failed to stop LeBron.
FWIW, I'm optimistic enough that I'm flying from Seattle to Boston for Game 2.