It was also a perfect way to forge an even more resilient Celtics team going forward. Despite it being a sweep, these were difficult games against a very good opponent. We're crapping on the Nets in other threads but this was no cakewalk.For sure it wasn’t actually an “easy” sweep, but it’s funny that after all the handwringing about getting the Nets it was Celtics in 4 either way.
The Celtics had to execute in some very tough situations (i.e. having to close out without Tatum, making a 4th quarter comeback, winning on last minute shot) and knew that the best way to win this series was to snuff out any hope the Nets had before they could string anything together. And in doing it in 4 games, they get to rest.