Saturday night, the Boston Celtics sucked the life out of the Orlando Magic, imposing their will on both ends of the floor, to build what should be an insurmountable 3-0 series lead.
Tonight, they look to finish the job in game 4 at the Garden, avoiding a return trip to Disney World and earning themselves a week to prepare for their unnamed opponents before the start of the NBA Finals.
Though the series result is not in doubt, there are a lot of questions to be answered tonight, particularly surrounding the Orlando Magic. Will they show up and fight, or accept their impending doom? The talk coming out of their locker room in the past two days make it sound like it will be the latter, but we won’t know for sure until 8:30 this evening.
On the Celtics end, there are fewer questions to be answered, except whether this team will hit a bump in the road for the first time in seven games. If not, a week’s worth of rest and a trip to the NBA Finals awaits.
This team smells blood and tonight, they will be looking for the kill. Tell us what you’re seeing out there.