Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: Should Boston’s Aging ‘Big Three’ Be Dismantled?

June 18th, 2010 by Adrian Vicente Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship.

The Boston Celtics had one hell of a run.

Without question, we will all be inundated the next few days with talking heads on ESPN dissecting every detail of the Finals; what the Lakers did right, what the Celtics did wrong—that sort of thing.

One point that may or may not be discussed, but was painfully transparent, was how Boston ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. 

The score was 64-64 with just under six minutes left to play when Doc Rivers' boys hit a wall.  Over the next 3:42, the Celtics made just two shots on seven attempts and committed five fouls.  The Lakers pulled ahead to a 74-68 lead with just over two minutes left to play.

The game was unofficially over at that point. 

You could see it in the sweat on Kevin Garnett's face, as well as in Rasheed Wallace's legs. 

These guys were done.

These guys were old .

Garnett, who has played in over 1,200 games (including the playoffs), is 34 but plays at least two years older. Two years and $40 million remain on his contract.  He averaged j ...

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