In true Shank Shaughnessy fashion, he will bury both of these teams once they're eliminated from the playoffs.Again, not a very tough call, was it? According to a commenter, this column went up within an hour of the final whistle:
Done. Finis. Over. O-va. The end.From there, he questions the coach, tells us about a Celtics game played fifty years ago and gives us the standard game recap, all of which he can rehash on the radio next week.
The not-so-great Atlanta Hawks put the Celtics out of their playoff misery Thursday night at the Garden, beating the wobbly, wounded, and overwhelmed Green Team, 104-92, in Game 6 of their first-round Rock Fight.
The season bled out on the parquet floor in the same ugly fashion that stamped the entire series: The Celtics couldn’t make a shot (36.2 percent), the more-talented Hawks flexed their muscles and built a 28-point lead, and Brad Stevens was forced to deploy patchwork lineups that had virtually no chance of succeeding.
“We’ve got to get a lot better, that’s pretty evident,’’ said Stevens. “It’s a sour ending to an otherwise really good season.’’