|Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:30 AM|
You shouldn't feel heartbreak over game seven, but over the golden opportunity missed in game six in Boston. James released the crack-en in-game six, and the Celtics responded with hero ball, and it ended in a blowout. I know the Celtics wish they could play that game over again. Because they could be winning banner 18 right now, and this post shouldn't even be written. I know for certain that the Celtics would have beat the Thunder in the Finals. This season was full of uncertain injuries, and uncertain times with trades looming over every players head.
You know the story, the Celtics went into the break 15-17. But they found themselves, behind Rondo,and KG, and from a budding young star in Avery Bradley. The Celtics were not ready for game six, and I can't tribute age, or fatigue on the loss. They just looked dumb founded, and I think they expected the Heat to rollover, and die in the Garden. The Celtics had the lead for three quarters in-game seven, but what if they won game six? Game seven shouldn't have happened. The effort in the first three quarters in Miami was a game to late. Ainge said that if the Celtics had Green, Wilcox, and Bradley. He felt with those three role players, the Celtics would have beaten Miami. I would agree with that. But I also feel like the Celtics had enough against Miami to win the East crown.
I guess we lost to the champs, and we took them to the brink, and we should take some pride in that. But make no mistake about it. It still stings every second of the day, and every moment I wake. It's funny how attached we get and how enamored we become. We feel apart of something, and it showed when the fans stayed, and chanted in the final moments in-game six. That moment could define the end, or it will spark a new beginning. But for the next year or so, we will want revenge, but the question still remains. Who will the Celtics have to compete against Miami next time?