After a first half where the Celtics played like it was the second half of a back-to-back against Washington in February, everything changed in the second half. The Celtics toughened up, whittled a 12-point halftime deficit to a single possession, tied the game, and with the benefit of a couple of friendly calls (that’s a shout out to the despondent Knicks fan sitting beside me), set up Ray Allen (he’s back!) to splash down the game winning three. Carmelo Anthony couldn’t match the shot on the other end against a soft double and Boston walks away with a 1-0 series lead.
We’ll have a long detailed breakdown later on tonight but I’ll sign off now so you can get your reactions into the comments section.