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Acquired from the Cavaliers in December, Ricky Davis helped the Celtics claim the final playoff spot in the East. Send Ricky a question via e-mail and we'll post his answers to the best questions at least once for each round of the Playoffs the Celtics reach.

Davis answered your first round of questions on Thursday, April 22:

Q: What kind of influence does Dana Barros bring to the team, and how will he help during the playoffs?
--Alex (Newton, Mass.)

Davis: He brings a lot of leadership. We have one of the best 3-pt FG shooters in the league helping us out and hopefully he can get in the game and give us that burst that we need.

Q: How does it feel to be in the playoffs for the first time?
--Lui (Cambridge, Mass.)

Davis: First time playing, third time going as a player. I have been watching so hopefully I can get in there and get it going.

Q: Do you think the Celtics can overcome the top ranked seed and if yes explain why?
--Shammy (Westford, Mass.)

Davis: I think we can. It’s going to be a battle. If we win the battle we can move up hill.

Q: Who’s the toughest player to guard?
--Khai (Silver Spring, Md.)

Davis: Allen Iverson.

Q: You are one of the best dunkers in the league. What is your favorite dunk that you can do?
--Alex (Alameda, Calif.)

Davis: Through the legs.

Q: What do you and your team need to do to get past Indiana?
--Blake (Fair Oaks, Calif.)

Davis: We need to win the rebound battle and win the fight.

Q: How did you feel when you were traded from Cleveland to Boston?
--Tim (Boothwyn, Pa.)

Davis: It’s like being born again. I am living a whole new life. I love it here in Boston.

Q: Which basketball player did you admire or look up to most when you were a kid?
--Jill (Milford, Mich.)

Davis: Michael Jordan.

Q: Are the Celtics one power forward away from being a big contender in the East?
--Matt (Bangor, Me.)

Davis: Yeah, one power forward and a few guys here and there.

Q: How do you feel about coming off the bench and not starting?
--Vic (El Paso, Tx.)

Davis: It’s all right. But I love to start.