Boston Celtics: The Cream Is Rising To the Top

May 24th, 2010 by Eric Balkman Leave a reply »
Whether it’s food, physics, or sports, the cream always rises to the top.

And in the sporting world, the NBA’s Eastern Conference No. 4 seeded Boston Celtics are the cream making its way to the surface.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Celts dismantled the Miami Heat in five games. Miami featured one of the three best players in the league in Dwyane Wade.

And while that series win was expected by most analysts, Boston was not favored to make it past its next opponent, the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers.

After all, the Cavs won 61 games in the regular season, while the Celtics barely hit 50.

Cleveland boasts the best basketball player on Earth in LeBron James. Boston’s three best players never held that title, even in their primes. And now, the “Big Three” of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen are 32, 34 and 34 years old respectively. Not exactly spring chickens anymore.

But Boston throttled the Cavs. In six games, Cleveland's hopes for an NBA title were swiftly dashed.

The entire organization was thrown into turmoil. Mike Brown, the NBA’s Coach of the Yea ...

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