Post-game Reactions

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Before we get to this debacle, and believe me we will, separate yourself from this loss, C’s fans, and feel good for this Cavalier organization and this tortured city of Cleveland, if only for a minute.

Months after being dumped on national television by their hometown boy in humiliating fashion, they watched LeBron lose his debut with the Heat to Boston and in turn defeated the defending Eastern Conference Champs just 24 hours later.

That 48 hour time span may very well the highlight of Cleveland’s season. If I’m a Cavs fan, I’m going out on top like George Constanza, quitting right there while I’m ahead. Enjoy it now Cleveland. You do deserve it after all that misery, if only for a night or two. It’s just a shame it came at Boston’s expense.

Now back to your regular scheduled Celtics programming. We’ve seen this script before C’s fans. A hot shooting start for Boston? Being burned by an athletic power forward all night long? A blown double digit second half lead? Check, check and check. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009-10 regular season Boston Celtics have returned!

They may be a year older, wiser and motivated, but the C’s are going to have nights like this all year long. Call it a trap game, letdown game, you name it. Coming of a back to back, after playing extended minutes last night to hold off the Heat comeback, the top dogs couldn’t execute down the stretch, (3 points for Big Three combined in 4th quarter) and let a feisty and very emotional Cavs squad with everything to play for pull away with the 8 point victory.

We will break it all down with some well deserved credit for the victors, a few bright spots for the C’s (Big Baby) some familiar C’s problems and one of the worst games by a Boston big man in my recent memory (Jermaine O’Neal).

All of it on the way shortly……..

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Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • I_Love_Green

    Stupid game. I can't feel good for Cavs fans because they were all Celtics fans last night. Then we lost tonight and I get about 20 texts from those same fans bragging about their championship, err first win of the season.

    Cavs own us at the Q. But we own Lebron. Its a shame he left.

  • TedL

    That was sickening. We manufactured better shots down the stretch but didn't hit them. Of course, it should never have come down to that.

    BBD is an enigma. He's shown a much improved offensive game, but he's a minus defender and rebounder.

  • TedL

    Yes on JO – what is wrong with him? He's lost out there.

    • koolaid

      JO is totally out of shape – makes shaq look skinny, needs to borrow sheed's man-bra. Doc needs to sit him, play Erdin, and run JO's butt off in practice for a couple weeks to send a message.

      • zebulon

        He definitely doesn't look fat. At least nothing in comparison to Baby, Sheed, or Shaq. He just looks lost.

  • alex

    Favorite moment was seeing the "Thanks For Last Night, Boston" sign in the crowd. Don't think it's going to be as bad a team as most people make the Cavs out to be, a win like this is definitely a bonus. My friend and I recorded a Eastern Conference preview podcast for fun, no expert analysis, just having some fun basketball chat, and we like the Cavs to be better than most think!! http://usershare.net/7z9hxnw6edcy

  • lakershater13

    I love the fact the confetti fell after the game. What was that doing up there?????? HAHAHAHA Its one game and it was the second game of the year for us. We have 80 games to figure things out.

    • I_Love_Green

      Believe me, this is the equivilant to a championship for cavs fans. They don't understand what time of year it is. In June, we'll look back and laugh at this game. Like when we lost to the Nets last year.

  • Rich

    Thank God Mike Brown didn't play Hickson in the playoffs last year. What an idiot….

    • JR99

      Agree. Mike Brown = worst coach ever. A true idiot. For this and several other reasons.

      • koolaid

        Hickson is solid. Him and Sideshow Bob are a very tough frontcourt.

        (feel so bad for jamison, true professional but now the odd man out and untradeable)

  • Chris

    LOVE the Costanza shout-out; HATE how this game turned out.

  • Matthew

    De Ja Vu. Damn it. :o(

  • J Atlas

    hey a loss is a loss no matter who to but call me an optimist did you notice kg got 15 boards…there is no way he would do that last year oh and rondo will lead the league in assist period…IT'S ALL ABOUT 18

  • JR99

    This is the Celtics team this year. Losers. Get used to it. Cs have no heart left… they're playing for the money, and that's all. I expect any team with enough motivation will beat the Cs now. Whatever heart they had, they left it dead and bleeding on the floor of the Staples Center, Game 6, 2010 Finals.

  • koolaid

    de ja vu

    i'm going to take some regular season games off this year if they slide back into last year mode

  • koolaid

    and whats up with the repeated pierce iso crap at the end again…. not going to get it done…

  • Josh

    As a cavs fan, believe me, we are lovin your celtics right now. This very well may be the highlight of our season (hope not), but it was much needed. When LeBron left us this year, it felt almost like my GF told me on national TV that she had been banging that dude from Jersey Shore on national TV. Well, watching the celts win last night was satisfying and watching us play like a team tonight and win was needed. As much as I would love to think this is our year…………… I know better. Go Celts…… Magic….. Hawks……. Pistons….. Knicks…… etc… (anyone other than the heat)

    • Kaye

      Josh, I agree. I really didn't care if we beat Boston or not. It was more important that Boston beat the HEAT. Let them bums know they have to come correct and the Boston fans said it correctly when they chanted "overrated"…lol However, I was very happy that we beat the Celtic. Can we do it again? Probably not, but Boston thanks for the gift.:-) P.S. I love Big Baby

  • John (in Lakersland)

    Celts laid an egg. Won't be the last. Shaq admitted they looked past the Cavs. It showed. If I were a Celts fan (I'm not…) I'd be more worried about The Tooth. Pauline scored 13 points. He can't set up his own shot. I'm starting to think there's something wrong with him… but I don't see a wheelchair.

  • TedL

    Wow. The Lakers trolls are already here. Guys, save it up. You'll need it in June – if you get past OKC.

    • John (in Lakersland)

      is your definition of trolling: "any opinion I don't like"?

      grow up. people have different opinions from you. Also, Celticshub.com isn't a place for Celtics fans only. This website's staff produces very sound and honest opinions which I like to read and respond to. If you step outside your own little mind once in a while, you'll get something you clearly lack: Perspective.

      As for OKC, I don't think they'll get past the Spurs. OKC will likely be a 2 seed and I have the Spurs as the 3 (no, I'm not Skip Bayless). I see the last meeting of Lakers-Spurs in the WCF… counting on Tim Duncan having one last sprint left in him.

      Even if the Lakers see OKC in the playoffs, Lakers are better suited to beat them this year than last. Lakers can now throw Artest and Barnes at Durant. Blake is a far better defender than Fisher or Farmer for Westbrooke.

      remember: Perspective.

  • Urbeltic

    JO = Vin Baker

  • JP-

    Can we give JO's contract to Baby instead? Baby deserves more JO deserves to be fired right now

  • pam

    shelden williams grabbed 16 rebounds for the nuggets!!!!!

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  • olivia

    well being a cavs fan my self i will not give up on the team just because Lebron left. I do think that we have a good team that will work as a team instead of relying on one person. I see great POTENTIAL in Ramon Sessions and JJ Hickson is always improving. So dnt be so quick to cast out cleveland!