NBA Playoffs 2012: Why Boston Celtics Will Come Back Against Miami

June 2nd, 2012 by Tim Doherty Leave a reply »
How would the aging Boston Celtics, seemingly on their last legs, respond after exuding every ounce of energy they had in a demoralizing overtime defeat?

Many thought their last shot of making the Eastern Conference finals a competitive series went away when they came up short in Game 2. Kevin Garnett played his most minutes ever in a Celtics uniform, Ray Allen went 40-plus minutes on an injured ankle and Rajon Rondo played the entire game.

However, the Celtics did what champions do. They faced adversity head-on and took Game 3 in convincing fashion.

Many things transpired during the game that should give Celtics fans great confidence going forward.

Kevin Garnett had a monster game. His rejuvenation continued in a 24-point, 11-rebound performance in which he also played stellar defense and did not show any fatigue.

The Celtics really focused on getting Garnett involved, unlike in Game 2. They fed him in the post all game long and he came through with a great night.

The Miami Heat have no one who can cover Garnett. He’s taller, longer and more athletic than any Heat big man, and when LeBron James covers Ga ...

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