The culture of winning thing will come out these playoffs or they will bitterly fail. It is the one downside of tanking your team culture. The Hawks a few years ago proved the regular season does not mean crap once the playoffs start. So many teams were tanking this year that it remains to be seen how good the Sixers are given so many were trying to lose.
You could say that every season though, and teams don't get the #3 seed just because everyone else is tanking. Thats BS. There were hard fought battles to make the playoffs this season.
They got the #3 seed, and may go farther than us in the playoffs, despite our 'winning culture'.
The Celtics improved every year and went to the ECF last year. They do have a wining culture and I’m tired of people downplaying it because of the sixers.
I'm not downplaying it, I prefer what the Celtics have done, but don't downplay the Sixers, they are on our heels.
As for us making the ECF last season, we got rid of almost the entire roster from that team, so what effect does that winning culture have on this year's team? Most of them weren't there.