The Boston Celtics don't have a star, but they do have a deep group of unselfish, complimentary pieces. That's valuable over the course of an 82-game season, but can only take a team so far in the playoffs.
In the meantime, it's better to build a solid foundation than do nothing and wait for a superstar to come along, and the former is exactly what the Celtics are doing. During Tuesday's 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano, several opposing players saw it in their play:
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Well, this is obviously the highest compliment any basketball team can ever receive. Now all Boston needs to compete for a championship is someone like Kawhi Leonard. Or Tim Duncan. Or LaMarcus Aldridge.
Robbie Hummel says at halftime, Milano players discussed the fact that the Celtics reminded them of the Spurs w/ the way they moved the ball