2010 NBA Playoffs: Should The Boston Celtics Panic?

May 25th, 2010 by Stew Winkel Leave a reply »
Can I be the only Celtics fan who went to bed last night with visions of Bruins and Yankees stuck in my head?

After a high point in Game Three, the Celtics came crashing down with a disappointing Game Four loss last night.  The Orlando Magic stayed alive, earning the 96-92 overtime win. 

Time for some reality.  Entering the series, a sweep was nowhere on my radar screen and Boston still leads 3-1.  Thus, there is no rational reason to panic whatsoever. 

Yet I am.

Anyone who thought the Magic might roll over after getting blown out in Game Three was proven wrong almost immediately last night.  Orlando had maybe its best quarter of the series with a 31-point first quarter effort. 

The Magic essentially controlled the entire game and led by as many as 10 points (42-32) in the second quarter.

Boston did keep coming back.  And this is where my concerns started.  I honestly did not think the Magic would roll over at the start of the game.

I did, however, think that if Boston could survive Orlando’s early onslaught, which the Celtics ...

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