The Last Stand for the Boston Celtics? - Page 2
The scores of games 1 and 2 don’t quite reflect the Heat’s level of domination over the Celtics thus far. If you’re a Celtics fan (like me) you’re starting to fear that the ultimate embarrassment – a Heat sweep – could become a reality.
But the one caveat here is these two games took place on the Heat’s home court. Part of that ‘way things work’ corollary is that cliché about the playoffs not starting till a home team loses.
Saturday night we head to Boston…and the game to me has the feel of the Last Stand for an aging gun fighter. You get the sense that the time of Boston’s Big 3 is finally nearing an end. And the ascension of Miami's New Big 3 is at hand. And this Saturday night at the Garden could be the moment that finalizes that seemingly inevitable changing of the guard.
But I’ll toss out one nugget of hope for all Celtics fans. Game 3 will be a rare Saturday night affair before a Boston Garden crowd that’s guaranteed to be sufficiently lathered, angry and ready to do whatever it can to will its team to a much needed victory.
You’ve also got 3 great (albeit aging) players on the Celtics with a championship pedigree who probably will not go down without a fight – even though ‘fight’ is exactly what’s been missing from this team so far in this series.
And of course there’s all those ghosts of Celtics past (you out there Red?) that have a way of showing up in the home team’s hour of need.
You never really know with sports….but at least on paper, the ingredients are in place for Game 3 to be a classic. Celtics fans can only hope that will be the case.