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That was a lot of fun.. But….

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) May 2, 2013 Celtics News 9 Comments

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“Fine job gentlemen, you may get out of this yet.”

The Knicks had ‘em.

Up 11-zip after four minutes.  The Celtics missed five shots.  They turned it over three times.  The funeral stuff was all coming true.

From there, the Celtics outscored the Knicks 20-11.  They won the middle two quarters 49-38.  And they hit huge shots down the stretch to hold off a charging Knicks team to turn their funeral into a resurrection.

And as much as Jordan Crawford was being a prick after the game, he was right about one thing.

“They gotta be upset, their [expletives] tightening up. Of course they upset.”

The pressure is now on the Knicks in a big way.  The New York media and Knicks fans are hitting panic buttons while the Celtics need to just win at home to force the do-or-die Game 7.  All of a sudden some people are starting to wonder whether the Pacers or Hawks would be a better second round matchup.

“Let’s not go sucking each other’s d*cks just yet.”

“Our mentality has to be all out,” said Garnett. “It can’t be anything different than that. We’re down 3-2. The next game we lose is it. I don’t know what everybody’s talking about getting comfortable, feeling good. We’re down 3-2. It’s not like we evened it up and we’re going back home. No. We’re down 3-2. I don’t know what’s comfortable about it.”

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in this series, it’s that the millisecond the Celtics relax, the Knicks whip off a turnover-fueled 9-0 run.  In the time it take for you to piss out that last Blue Moon, a Celtics lead is either gone, or whatever hole they’re in becomes a chasm.

The Celtics were read their last rites after Game 3.  Game 4 proved that they still have a pulse.  After Game 5, they’re starting to breathe on their own.  But they’re still in critical condition, and any little slip could be the fatal blow to this vertigo-inducing season.

I think the guys in that locker room know full well what situation they’re in.  They know they’re in a good position to make history, but they know they’re sitting at the edge of the end.  We’ve been able to back off the messy topics of retirement and offseason moves for a little while, and we can be proud of a team that, despite losing so many guys have come back to make this series what it is.

But any celebratory thoughts should be put on hold, lest we become J.R. Smith’s and Kenyon Martin’s Boston equivalents.  Let’s save that for Sunday afternoon, and hope the Celtics join us there after adding another chapter to their storied history.

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  • Jo E.

    Yea, we’re still in deep shit, absolutely no room for error. But like i told a friend after game 4, win or lose i’m so proud to be a Cs fan. With all the injuries to guys gone for the season & guys still playing, the age & mileage on 2 of our current big 3, we have no business being in a position to tie this series right now. Never been more proud, on par with last year when we limped our way to the ECF. The KG era has been such a joy to watch, even if it only netted 1 championship, the way this team has taken on KG’s identity, the resiliency, the grit…. man, just awe inspiring

  • Chulinho

    I can’t be the only person that doesn’t want Jordan Crawford on the C’s in the future, can I?

    • TNCeltic

      I think the look of disgust on Wilcox’s face as he shoved him off the floor speaks volumes about how they felt about his comments. I personally don’t want to see someone who is as much of a thug as Smith on our team. And I think Crawford showed his lack of class with that little exchange.

      • Bledgreen

        After a closer look at his comments I concluded that what he really said was “that motherf*cker will f*ck you up. Not the my boi f*cked your wife that the media wants you to belive

        • eddysamson

          if this is true why is it okay for the media to spread these rumors that 99% of people take as fact? Same damn thing with the KG/Melo incident, I seriously doubt he mentioned honey nut cheerios.

          • Bledgreen

            These “lip readers” suck

  • zippittyay

    they said that only 11 teams have ever won 2 after going down 0-3. Those teams are a combined 0-11 in those series. This team has won just about every single game this year that no one thought they had a chance in. We STILL have to play better than we have played in the last 5 games to win this series. We have been lucky because for the most part, the Knicks have played like crap. We have been far from playing our best basketball as well, hence we are down 2-3. Time to play smart team basketball guys.

  • dk

    Right on John. Lest we all forget, this team in 2010 was up 3-0 to Orlando in the ECF and remember that one? We lost the next two and then Big Baby got a concussion and I really thought disaster was about to happen…not saying its the same thing by any means but its still 3-2.

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