“Just look at the flowers, 2013-14 Celtics. Just look at the flowers”
Isn’t this the way this was supposed to end?
No grand, heroic Celtics finale to show off for the home crowd. No Rondo triple-double. No Jeff Green 40 point explosion.
No. These Boston Celtics ended their season with the whimper it deserved. There were bright spots. There were tight spots. But in the end, the Celtics did what they’d set out to do for the entirety of this 82 game season: work hard and lose.
82 games have now come and gone. The last ended the way 56 before it did. With a loss. The Celtics ended their season with 25 wins, good for no worse than 5th in the final lottery standings.
As far as tonight went, Phil Pressey, in possibly his last game as a Celtic, had yet another double-digit assist game… dropping 10 dimes to finish off an impressive final month. Jeff Green, in possibly his last game as a Celtic, had 20 on 6-15 shooting, finishing the season on a positive note. Brandon Bass, in possibly his last game as a Celtic, had 16 points and 7 rebounds to go along with his well deserved Red Auerbach award. Avery Bradley, in possibly his last game as a Celtic, had 18.
Kelly Olynyk had 24 to lead the C’s tonight, but I expect him back next season, so I didn’t want to put him in that last paragraph.
That’s it. That’s all. The season is over. Now we’re on to the real fun stuff.
So with that in mind I want say two things. First, those of you who are new to our site. rest assured that this is where we actually will pick up the pace a bit. As we get closer to the lottery and draft, we’ll have more coverage and analysis. So don’t think we’re going dormant. We’re just getting started.
And to all of you who read, even through a shitty, 25-win season: thank you.
We may not all agree on what’s happening, or what the best course of action is. But we appreciate that you’ve chosen Red’s Army as part of your Celtics experience. We are truly grateful for those of you who read the site and follow us on Twitter.
Thanks one and all!