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...
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.