We'll wait until tomorrow night's game to talk further about the Celtics road woes in the playoffs… but I hope that the rest of the playoffs make people realize that winning playoff games in someone else's house is hard.
Exhibit A: Utah's 123-115 game 4 win. (Holy crap… 123 points. Nice D, Lakers). Now that series is tied at 2.
Exhibit B: After 2 blowouts at New Orleans… and everyone writing the Spurs off (again)… The Spurs are currently smoking New Orleans to tie up the series.
We live in a world where Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless yell and scream at each other after each game… making very definitive statements about things that aren't definite yet. After 2 games, San Antonio was old and done… and the Lakers were going to sweep their way to a title. Tomorrow… the blowhards will say "New Orleans is too young to handle that kind of pressure" and "the Lakers aren't tough enough to win it all."
Bottom line is… none of that is true. But soul-less, reactionary loud-mouths who will pick a side and relentlessly argue it because "It's good TV", and not because they believe it, want you to think so. The bottom line here is… its hard to win on the road in the playoffs.