Props to Chris Bosh. It was the Boshtrich (19 points, 8-10 FG, 3-4 3 FG, 8 rebounds) who led the Heat to a 101-88 victory over the Celtics tonight. Not the punky Dwyane Wade who padded his stat sheet in the 4th quarter, or the phony LeBron James.
I have no desire to write a detailed recap of this game. The Celtics played valiantly for 24 minutes, but ran out of gas in the 2nd half. That is the story.
Rajon Rondo (22 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) is the first player to have two Game 7 triple-doubles in NBA history. That deserves mention.
I love this team. Absolutely loved the way they fought, clawed and scratched their way to within 24 minutes of the NBA Finals.
We know the injury history. From Jeff Green to Chris Wilcox to Avery Bradley. And that’s not including the debilitating injuries to Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. This team had no business playing in the conference finals.
It’s going to be an intriguing offseason. Will KG return? Is Ray gone? What will Danny Ainge do?
“I honestly thought we had nothing left… I tried to push every button I could.” – Doc Rivers
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