SBN Reacts: Celtics fans’ confidence up and down

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The Celtics have been up and down this year and the fans are following suit.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Boston Celtics fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 58 percent of Celtics fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 55 percent last week and 29 percent the week before.

The jump in confidence comes as fans and teams alike start to prepare for the postseason. That preparation and jockeying for position isn’t necessarily just shown by who has the best record.

According to NBA fans around the country, the Lakers have the best chance of the top Western Conference teams to reach the NBA Finals, with 30 percent of the vote. They edged out the Utah Jazz, with 27 percent, the Denver Nuggets 22 percent and the Los Angeles Clippers 15 percent.

Despite having the second best record in the West, the Phoenix Suns earned just seven percent.

There are fewer teams seemingly in contention, right now, in the Eastern Conference. And even among the conference’s best, one team stands above the rest in the minds’ of fans.

According to the survey, 74 percent of NBA fans think the Brooklyn Nets will win the Eastern Conference. Only 16 percent picked the Milwaukee Bucks and 10 percent for the Philadelphia 76ers.

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