The Good – The Celtics are the most resilient team in the NBA. After every analyst chose the Heat to win this series in 5 or 6 games, the Celtics were in the new position as favorites to win Game 6. This seemed slightly off to me and probably the Celtics themselves to be considered favorites, as their whole season can be considered an underdog story. Some of them might even be fueled by being underdogs (see KG’s post-game interview for proof). So being predicted to win by Broussard and Steven A. Smith seemed weird to me. Now that these same “experts” will probably flip-flop again and claim that the Heat are the greatest team in the world and will crush the C’s in Game 7, I expect the Celtics to play tough team-ball on Saturday and prove them wrong again. This team seems to thrive with adversity.
The Bad – Paul Pierce had possibly his worst big game of his career. He has earned the right to have one of these games every once in a while, but it definitely hurts that it was in a close out game at the Garden. He shot 4-18 and was in foul trouble all night. He doesn’t have 2 games in a row like this, so look for him to have a great Game 7.
The Fans – I was happy to see the fans do a 4 minute long “Lets go Celtics” chant at the end of Game 6. It is these fans that the players play so hard for, and it was the perfect way to send the Celtics down to Miami. If you are a fan and are complaining about this team, or think they have let you down and have no shot at winning Game 7, then you are not a good fan. This team plays its heart out, tonight included, and deserves to have fans that respect their heart and determination. The Celtics still have a great chance of taking this series, and if you are off the bandwagon now, don’t get back on.
The Celtics haven’t made anything easy on themselves this year, and this just follows the trend. Hopefully they pull out a win from Miami and take this series on Saturday. No matter what happens I expect Game 7 to be epic. Shut ESPN off for the next day and a half, and just root on your team for Game 7.
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