Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: Sleep Well, Celtics Fans, ‘Twas a Great Run

June 19th, 2010 by Akash A Leave a reply »
Does the loss sting? Hell yes.

Losing a 13-point lead from the third quarter, suffering some frustrating calls from Joey Crawford’s crew, and running an offense that seemed stuck on isolations can be pretty painful.

Still, there is a lot to be proud of. Obviously, in Game Seven of the NBA Finals, winning is the only thing that matters, but I think it’s fair to say the Celtics had a great run in the playoffs to even make a Game Seven in the first place.

Looking back, every Celtics player has something to hang his hat on. Rasheed Wallace turned it on the playoffs, Rajon Rondo was clutch throughout the postseason, and, despite his offensive struggles, Ray Allen held the best player in the world to below 35 percent shooting. That’s resiliency.

Paul Pierce, trying to will the C’s back into it at the end of the game, couldn’t get a late call but still gave a gutsy performance. Kendrick Perkins was huge inside, Glen "Big Baby" Davis was, too, and Nate Robinson was effective off the bench.

Of course, Tony Allen, my favorite reserve, played great defense on #24.

Lastly, Kevin Garnett played ...

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