2010 NBA Playoffs: The Boston Celtics Won Last Night, if Anyone Cares To Notice

May 14th, 2010 by Stew Winkel Leave a reply »
After closing out the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in six games, a reporter asked Paul Pierce essentially if he felt a sense of accomplishment from knocking out LeBron James and the top-seeded Cavs.

Pierce thought about the question for a few seconds and then said no. He was a Boston Celtic, and the Celtics don’t measure themselves by anything other than championships. 

For proof, he said, look no further than the banners.

While other teams raise banners for a varying number of accomplishments, including the team the Celtics share a building with, the Celtics put a flag in the rafters for only one reason—championships.

I smiled for a second because I knew he was right, but, yet, I didn't care.

Last night to me felt like winning a championship. I know Boston did not do that, and I know the Celtics are still very far away from a title with an extremely difficult challenge facing them in Orlando.

But that didn't matter to me. Last night was an accomplishment worth ce ...

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