Boston Celtics: Is This the Last We’ve Seen of Boston’s Big Three?

June 9th, 2012 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics are finished, in more ways than one.

Boston's playoff run has come to a screeching halt and it's time for Danny Ainge and the Celtics organization to accept the reality they couldn't come to terms with by March's trade deadline—the Boston Three Party is all but history.

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have been together since 2007. They've won an NBA title and came within one victory of a second.

But that was then, this is now.

Allen (36), Garnett (36) and Pierce (34) have played their last game together. Not because any of them have severely disappointed or been rendered incapable, but because it's time.

After three years of astonishing success followed by two more of moderate fortune, the end of an era is near. And Boston knows that.

As the Celtics played their way toward a 24-10 record after the All-Star break, word came that the Big Three were almost dismantled prior to the trade deadline.

Boston nearly shipped Allen off to the Grizzlies and Pierce over to the Nets, but Ainge and company decided against decimation. After all, perhaps, this group had some fight left in ...

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