The Last Time The Celtics Made The Finals Their Current Big Was Pretty Young: Jayson Tatum Was 12, Jaylen Brown 13 And Marcus Smart 16

Coming into this season, the Boston Celtics weren’t considered the best team in the Eastern Conference, but after almost 10 months of NBA action, here we are with the Celtics taking the East and trying to win their first title in 14 years against to win the warriors.

The team has relied on the impressive trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart for most of the season. Whether it was the biggest shots for the team or the most important blocks, the trio was right in the thick of it.

Boston has had many decent teams over the past decade, but somehow always failed to make it past the Eastern Conference Finals before this season. The last time the Celtics were in an NBA Finals was in 2010.

12 years is certainly a long time and while Tatum, Brown and Smart are superstars at the moment, the three players were unsurprisingly quite young at the time on their separate travels. A 2010 post featuring the trio recently took the NBA world by storm.

Considering how different the trio are and how their looks have changed over the years, it wasn’t surprising that fans had a chuckle or two over the post.

The Celtics’ run in the 2010 NBA Finals may have ended in disappointment, but Tatum, Brown and Smart will certainly be keen not to repeat history. While Boston is currently trailing 3-2 in the series, they have consistently shown their strength in the playoffs this season.

Whether it was defeating the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks or beating the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, the Celtics have shown why they are a feared team. The Celtics are excellent both offensively and defensively and have all the tools to force a Game 7 and they will even play Game 6 at TD Garden.

The trio of Tatum, Brown and Smart will certainly need to do their best if they are to face a much more experienced Warriors lineup in Game 7. Can the trio lead the Boston Celtics to their long-awaited 18th NBA title? We’ll find out in a moment.

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