PBT Extra: What does Boston need to do to hang with Cleveland in conference finals?


Boston is the No. 1 seed in the East, but good luck finding anyone — from Vegas books through talk radio anywhere but New England, and frankly even there — that gives the Celtics much of a shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers starting Wednesday night.

What does Boston need to do to give itself a shot against Cleveland? I break it down in this PBT Extra.

They need to find someone who can defend the red-hot LeBron James. They need to defend the arc well and crash the boards with authority. And they’ll need both big games from Isaiah Thomas and the bench. All of that combined is a lot to ask.