You know the NBA isn't like the NFL where any team can make it to the SB. In the NBA there is a progression that teams must go through before making it to the Finals unless they have superior players or 3-4 HOFs.
The Celtics have paid that price by each year progressing and last year the ECF. We can only hope this holds true this year. The guys need to check all egos from here on out. Hopefully Stevens makes that clear that no minutes are free and must be earned.