Three days ago, the world was wondering what was wrong with the Celtics? They were a team of aging veterans lucky to have survived the first two games of their playoff series with NY.
They certainly don't look like championship contenders, said the impulsive and ill-informed.
Seventy-two hours later, the Celtics dismantled the Knicks in successive games at MSG to complete the first playoff series sweep in the Big 3 era.
Rajon Rondo (21 points, 12 assists) was the catalyst once again. Toney Douglas may be the worst on-ball defender in the NBA.
Glen Davis (14 points, 5 rebounds) led the best bench effort we've seen in weeks. Jeff Green chipped in 5 points and 7 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett had a quiet 26 points and 10 rebounds.
The Knicks whittled a 23-point 3rd quarter lead down to 4 (84-80 with 7:33 remaining). Anthony Carter (11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) played out of his mind . But when the Celtics need to make plays, they made plays.
Editor's note: If this blog contains any factual errors or gross misrepresentations of the game, it's likely due to the fact that I am intoxicated.