Exhale. Take deep breaths. Think happy thoughts. I was doing all those things in final two minutes of this one. The Celtics beat the Cavs 96-89 to take a 3-2 series lead. This was one helluva rollercoaster ride. Cleveland jumped out to a 14 point lead thanks in part to LeBron's 23 first half points. But the Celtics went on a 14-3 run to end the half and then dominated the 3rd quarter 29-17. But we got a real scare at the end when the Cavs cut the lead to 4 with 45 seconds, but fortunately the Celtics were able to remove head-from-ass and win this.
-Rajon Rondo (20 pts,13 assts, 2 stls, 2 blks) was simply fabulous. He made two huge 3s during the team's second quarter run. He also had some great floaters in the lane. But the best number from his stat sheet was the 42 minutes.
-Paul Pierce (29 pts, 7 reb) was key down the stretch nailing 8 free throws in the final 1:30. He also played excellent defense on LBJ in the second half.
-KG (26 pts, 16 reb) was a huge factor in the 3rd quarter, making 6 straight shots.
-Glen Davis chipped in with 6 energetic points while playing most of the 4th quarter.
-Ray Allen (11 pts, 4-11 FG) is still dragging this team down. However, his offensive rebound with 45 seconds left and the Celtics up 4 saved this game and my heart from exploding.
-For what it's worth, Cleveland shot 18 more free throws than the Celtics. I'm just sayin'…
For those who didn't notice, Beyonce and Jay-Z were at the game.