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I was going to watch Ted Lasso after the game regardless of its outcome, but now I'll actually get to enjoy it as the Celtics have won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I am so fucking jazzed up right now. We have ourselves a series!
The C's lead wire-to-wire, but like the bitch seat on a cross-country flight; there would be no comfort until it was over. Going into half up 12 felt like up four knowing how this series has gone. (which prompted this basic ass tweet)
When Miami went on an 11-1 run in the third quarter every Celtics fan on this burning-planet was thinking "here we go again". Unlike the previous two games, the Celtics didn't fold like Jimmy Fallon at Jeffries.
Instead, the Celtics went on a little run of their own. Most importantly tonight they played like a TEAM!!! They were cutting and passing and showing heart! It was sick. Not too much standing around while Tatum dribbles for 12 seconds which is always appreciated. I love what Jaylen had to say post-game. Keep going to the hoop.
The Celts had 27 assists on 41 made FGs. Jaylen, Jayson, Kemba and Marcus all scored at least 20 points. Gordo finally returned after injuring his ankle way back in Game 1 of the first round and was solid AF.
Grant Williams has turned into the Celtics splash brother in limited minutes and I still fucking hate Duncan Robinson. (lol @ this tweet getting 15 likes; twitter makes zero sense)
IMO the best sequence of the night was when Jaylen threw a touchdown to Jayson and then Jayson returned the favor.
But what matters is the Celtics played a full 48 minutes (even though they did the best they could really make us sweat it out late). We can laugh about Marcus shooting with like 15 seconds left on the shot clock in the final minute now, but at the moment it was not funny whatsoever with how careless the C's played in G1 & G2. I guess whatever these gentlemen told each other in the locker-room after Game 2 worked. It's now after midnight. I need to be well rested to steal lessons from the internet for class Monday before a full day of football. Of course my inner pessimist is still pissed about the blown opportunities in Games 1 and 2, but you can't do anything about the blown games now. They'll make a great eight minute segment on the championship DVD. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"- Kelly Clarkson.
C's are gonna just have to find a way to win at home. We know they're the road warriors these playoffs. Besides, going down 2-0 may have been a good strategy based on recent history.
P.S. Game 4 being Wednesday is HUGGEEE for the C's. Let Gordo heal up. WE HAVE OURSELVES A SERIES. Time for Ted Lasso. Goodnight.