How has bubble life been for the Celtics to date? So far, so good.
The record stands at 1-1, but there are certainly more feels-goods than Kemba Walker-knee-type-worries.
So, that's three.
It's the idea of what a full-go Kemba Walker might supply that should truly offer optimism when actually talking about a Finals run.
Nobody could have expected him to look much better than he did while playing with those minutes restrictions, totaling 19 minutes in Game 1 (16 points) and 22 in Game 2 (14 points). And it is this development should actually open up those conversations about the Celtics competing against the NBA's iron. We are getting the notion that ust enough patience should pay off.
The Celtics probably aren't going to catch the Bucks or the Raptors, but what they have shown so far are the pieces and potential to go toe-to-toe with both teams if the opportunity arises. At least that's first impression, at least.