|Posted by shawn cassidy on April 21, 2013 at 4:50 PM|
This is not the same team from last year, or the year before that, so on, and so on. The Celtics have Pierce, and KG two very good players at their ages. Two players who have championship knowledge, and very high basketball I.Q'S In the the KG era the Celtics are no strangers from coming from behind in playoff series's. Last year the Celtics dropped game 1 against the Hawks in round one. The Celtics won game 2, and they took control of the series.
In the past 6 years the Celtics have lost more then a few game one's. In 2009 the Celtics lost game 1 to Chicago, and they came back to win that series. In the very next series the Celtics dropped game 1 to Orlando, and they took a 3-2 series before losing game seven to the Magic. In 2010 the Celtics lost game one to Cleveland in the second round, and they came in the very next game and beat Cleveland in Cleveland. The Celtics fell behind 2-1 against, and after Rondo's epic game four. The Celtics won games five, and six over Cleveland. In the 2010 Finals the Celtics dropped another game one, and they took a 3-2 series lead. But they lost the series in game seven as all of you know.
This Celtics team is not like any team that we've had in this era, so maybe they can't come back, but maybe they can. Losing game one isn't the end. The Celtics only scored 8 points in the 4th, and if they score more they could have walked off the court in game one with a steal. They can still steal home court in this series.