1. They have home court
The only thing that's mattered for the Celtics this postseason has been the location of their games.The C's are 8-0 at home and 0-6 on the road in the playoffs. Home teams were 22-3 in the second round of the playoffs. And the C's are 43-6 overall at the Garden this year. With fans like Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block (pictured), it's hard to imagine the Celtics ever losing at home again.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)