Forgotten in the NBA action last night was the amazing comeback the Celtics had against the Heat. They allowed FIVE points to the Heat in the 3rd quarter, FIVE in the comeback effort. After stumbling the last few games, many Celtics fans were worried that the team was backing into the playoffs. I know I was.
I was busy working when the game starting and looked at times and saw the Celtics were down by 20+. I thought at first they were resting their starters but they weren't, they just were playing awful. Thanks to a 20-0 run the Celtics came back and ended up beating the Heat by double digits.
Whenever the Celtics have a huge comeback it brings many Celtics fans to game 3 of the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals when the Celtics came back from down 26 against the Nets. Although they ultimately lose the series this is one of the most memorable Celtics moments of my lifetime, most notably for me because it is one of the earliest memories I have of the C's as I was in like 4th grade when this happened. I remember watching this game in my aunts basement in PA on a 10 inch tv when we were visiting for the weekend. This is when I fell in love with Paul Pierce.
So in honor of the Celtics huge comeback last night, this weeks sports #TBT of the week is game 3 of the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals. Crazy how awful the film quality is, you'd think it was the 1982 ECF.
This year's Celtics playoff run begins in Atlanta on Saturday. I know I sound crazy but I really think this team could win the East. As a 5 seed it will be tough but their isn't much difference from the 2nd best team to the 6th best in the East, plus I think the Cavs are overrated AF and have a lot of internal issues. They are for sure the clear cut favorites, plus the NBA is fixed so they probably will win the East, but I am very excited to see what this Celtics team will do in the playoffs. GO Celtics!!