PHILADELPHIA - The tomato cans were falling down in front of the Celtics.It's a standard Shank-style recap from that point out.
No Bulls. The Heat on the brink of self-immolation. The Celtics had a 2-1 series lead over the Sixers and an 18-point lead in the third quarter of Game 4. They were toying with the young bucks from Philly.
And they let it get away. They blew a golden opportunity to get an almost-free pass into the conference finals. They were beaten Friday night, 92-83.
Now the series is 2-2 and they are going to have to come back here. They might have to play seven. They might even (gulp) lose to these guys.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Shank tends to get caught up in the moment. Two days ago he all but said the Celtics will waltz into the next round; now, he's not so sure. You'd think a columnist who's been around as long as Shank would have a more tempered reaction after winning Game 3. Not anymore...