a blog by Big Red
Unfortunately the Celtics season ended tonight, in one of the ugliest ways. The Celtics lost game 6 to the Hawks 104-92 last night. A lot of things went wrong for the Celtics last night. Let's take a look at the game, and a quick recap of what was a great season.
In case you missed the game, here are game 6 highlights. There is a strange disclaimer at the beginning of the video for about 5 seconds.
So that game sucked. I really expected the Celtics to at least push this series to 7. However, I got to say that I'm happy we didn't get swept like last year! The Celtics had a decent start in the first quarter, getting open shots, and not forcing anything. One main thing I noticed from tonight was offensive fouls. I think we had 4-5 offensive fouls, with at least 3 of them coming on screens. How can our guards not wait for a screen. It's basic fundamental basketball, and we can't afford to give up possessions because our guards can't wait for the pick to be set.
Another HUGE problem tonight was the refs. I have never been a guy who will argue that the refs lost us this game, and I'm not going to start now. However, Hawks fan's cannot try and tell us that this game was fair. Too many calls went the Hawks way tonight, and unfortunately it's just part of the game.
Tonight was one of the better efforts I've seen out of Marcus Smart. He brought the intensity on both ends, and is one of the main reasons we didn't lose by 40 tonight. He ended the game with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals. Overall it was a great series, I just keep imagining what would have happened if we stole game 1.
This season had a lot of up and downs, but I do know one thing, NO ONE expected us to do this well. Not two mention we now know Isaiah Thomas is a player we can build around. Here's my favorite Isaiah Thomas picture from this season, and still the background on my phone.
Let's take a look back at some of the top highlights from this Celtics Season.
Still could be the highlight of my entire year. I was on cloud 9 after this game, and just may have convinced myself that we would be in the NBA finals.
Yet another example, of why I thought we would be in the finals...
Kelly Olynyk - The BOUNCE is real
It was a great season overall, and I'm going to miss this team, especially if we lose a few guys over the summer. However, I am beyond excited to see what the upcoming NBA draft has to offer. We know we are going to have a top 5 pick, and I can't wait to see who we get. I have my eyes set on Ben Simmons, but will be more than happy if we get Brandon Ingram or Buddy Hield. The Celtics have 8 picks in the upcoming draft, and I'm very confident that Ainge will be able to find one game changer within those 8 picks. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more news on the draft, and follow us on twitter for more news @ForTheBoys_Blog.
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