I also have a friend who picked Boston at the start of the playoffs and I laughed at it, looks like I look bad now even if Boston loses which they probably will now. But the Celtics do, do this kinda stuff (play awful then bounce back). But looking back it's not that crazy of a pick. Boston knew they didn't need to go all out in the regular season, 2 years ago they win it all, last year they take the eastern champs to 7 games without Garnett. So to say they don't belong in the finals is crazy. Are they better than the teams out west? Easily better than Denver and Utah but the Suns might be a tough matchup for them. Either way they have a shot to win it all so even if they lose they took the Lakers to 7 games.