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……..