Homer News: Boston Celtics (Second Round)

Successful Rasheed Wallace gives team great shots
Call it the Sheedshank Redemption if you want. Call it a miracle if you must. Call it whatever you’d like, but in the end the smart thing is to call it what it was last night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was a warning.

The Cavs may have the league’s MVP. They may have the best record in basketball. They may have youth and the NBA hierarchy on their side, the latter rooting for a LeBron vs. Kobe NBA Finals.

But they don’t have the Celtics convinced of anything except that they are not going quietly to an early summer vacation.

That became evident in the second half of last night’s 104-86 Game 2 Celtics victory that evened the series at 1 and cost the Cavs the homecourt advantage they had worked all season to earn…
Boston Herald

Attitude adjustment?
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown stormed into his postgame media session last night with more urgency than his club has had the past two games against the Celtics. His frustration was justified because he realizes his team is one poor Boston quarter from being down, 0-2, in the series.

The Celtics spent the past three days in Northeast Ohio obliterating the mystique of the Cavaliers. Cleveland spent all season treating itself like an NBA champion, adoring itself with pregame charades and finally crowning LeBron James with his second Most Valuable Player award Sunday in Akron as if it was a precursor to more glittering hardware.

Now the Cavaliers head to Boston for Friday night’s Game 3 with major concerns following the Celtics’ 104-86 whitewashing last night, which included a 31-12 third-quarter surge. The Celtics then withstood a 5-minute-40-second scoring drought in the fourth quarter and ended Game 2 not sagging on the ropes, but punching back with a late flurry and extinguishing any Cleveland momentum heading into a three-day break…
Boston Globe

Is Larry Bird or Paul Pierce a Bigger Boston Sports Legend?
Larry Bird squares off against Paul Pierce in the second round of the Boston’s Biggest Sports Legend tournament…

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