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Enemy Chatter: The Celts will not get back up from this

Chuck - Red's Army May 31, 2012 Celtics News 4 Comments

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We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Miami.

Something hit the deck — hard — here Wednesday night. It was the Celtics, or rather Boston’s realistic chance to win in this NBA Eastern Conference finals against the favored Heat.

The Celtics won’t recover from this, from losing this way, on a night when they dominated for so long and quieted Miami’s packed home arena for so long, and then could only watch as the Heat relentlessly took away what was theirs.

Yes, you want to credit the Celtics’ no-quit courage and fight and all that stuff.

The thing is, this will crush Boston.

The Celtics will not get back up from this.

Some losses devastate. And this one will.

“I guarantee you they’re distracted right now, our locker room,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said afterward.

Miami Herald

Last night's loss was absolutely devastating. There's no way around it. 

If you have the stomach to read the entire blog, you'll notice the omission of one tiny aspect of the game… the officiating.

I'd let that slide because the winners rarely ever notice or mention a disparity in officiating that benefitted them. But the Doc Rivers quote, "they're distracted right now…" is in direct reference to the officiating. The Celtics aren't distracted because they lost, they're distracted because they felt they were screwed.

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  • RyanH

    Wishful thinking from a group of fairweather front-runners who know nothing of our team’s grit and balls. This team will not give up. The crowd is going to will them to wins at home. Maybe we can even get a call or two.

  • classless

    This group since 2008 have never come back from a 2 game deficit. If they do, it will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in playoff history.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redslovechild1 Redslovechild

    The Celtics have nothing to lose.
    They have already overcome every adversity one can imagine this year, and they are still only one of four teams still alive in June.
    They will unleash even greater fury in Game 3, in light of what happened last night.
    And, let`s not forget…The Celtics are still only ONE D-Wade twisted ankle away from going to The Finals!
    It could still happen.

  • KY Celts fan

    It’s only happened one other time, so it’s not like it has a whole lot of precedent.