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I'm gonna change the name of this team. This team was hanging in there so much. They came out… whatever Miami did to kill them off, they came coming back. I'm gonna call them… cockroaches
Leave it to Tommy to put this way.
The Celtics last night looked like they could, at any time, just fold and be done with the game. I mean, they made some of the DUMBEST mistakes out there.
Yet there they were, constantly hanging around… down 8… down 5… down by just enough to make a couple of baskets and have it be a brand new game. Doing just enough to keep Miami from running away with it.
It was just amazing.
It was mind boggling. I'm still not completely sure I saw some of the things I saw. But it happened. So… rather than wake up from this dream, I'll just move forward.
On Page 2: The Celtics have done nothing
Honestly, they believe they can win, and we just got to keep hanging in there. I told them, we've done nothing. We're playing a heck of a basketball team. So just because we're going to Boston, I told them, we have to play. They're not going to give it to us. We have to go get it.
Doc Rivers postgame
The Celtics are a win away from going to the NBA Finals.
Yeah, I know, that gives me chills too.
But they're just two losses from being eliminated. And the Heat have already beaten the Celtics twice in a row in this series alone. I hate to be Buzz Killington over here, but isn't the motto of this team "Nothing is ever easy?"
The best case scenario would be a Spurs win tonight, then a Celtics win tomorrow, and then an extra day of rest rather than playing a Game 7 in Miami.
The worst case scenario… well…. there's no need to get into that.
The Celtics just need to listen to Doc. Go get it. One thing helps:
“We’re coming home,” Garnett cooed, breaking character for the first time since they landed in Miami. They’re coming home with a series lead and a chance to do the improbable one more time.
They're coming home.
With a chance to win and go to the Finals.
We just have to go get it.
The rest of the links:
CSNNE: Celtics continue to thrive as underdogs | Pietrus breaks slump in big way. Shaq to thank? | Celtics can close out series on Thursday | Garnett comes through to save Celtics | Herald: Celtics win another battle | A lot left in KG's tank | Pietrus finally on the mark | Masseuse question goes too far | Pierce 3 nets high 5 | Helpful pointers | ESPN: KG fueled by Rondo's assists | ESPN Boston: Pierce thought 3 was Celtics best shot | Pietrus: A little help from Shaq | WEEI: Pietrus: I had to take a shot and make it | Truth is, Celtics one win away from Finals | Globe: When all looked lost, Rondo was found | Contribution by Bosh | Can't get out of own way | They hang around, and hang loss on Miami | The Big three | Paul Pierce: master of the moment