Nine reasons the Celtics can contend
1. They're dynamic at shooting guard
The combination of Ray Allen and Avery Bradley gives the Celtics two speeds at shooting guard. It's slow vs. fast, methodical vs. frantic, smooth vs. bumpy. Allen's shooting -- especially in clutch situations -- is essential for a successful playoff team, and Bradley has injected youthful energy into the rotation, especially on the defensive end. Opposing teams must now prepare for both.