Five ways the Celtics can win the title
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As is the case with most things (Tim Tebow, anyone?), the state of the Celtics is neither as good or as bad as some people will make it out to be. The Celtics have been given 8-1 odds of winning the title this season, the fifth-best odds of any NBA team to win it all, tied with the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. While it would be difficult to hurdle those top four teams, the Celtics are not as far away from being in contention as some might think. A lot would have to come together, but if the stars align, the Celtics can be in the hunt. Here are five ways the Celtics can capture the title.