Celtics' best not good enough


When Knicks, Lakers and Raptors fans, who hate the Celtics, complain about the fact that the refs stole the game from the Celtics, you know the officiating was terrible. Heat fans have to know in their hearts that their team

MIAMI — The biggest postseason comeback in Miami Heat franchise history wasn't enough. The Heat needed more – and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

MIAMI — The biggest postseason comeback in Miami Heat franchise history wasn't enough. The Heat needed more – and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

It's the kind of loss that, when the cameras are gone and the rhetoric has ceased, and the Boston Celtics players are no longer required to present a brave, united front, their thoughts will unwillingly meander to an unspeakable, sobering realization:

When the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat tipped off their Eastern Conference final series, both teams were missing vital parts. The Celtics have endured a season's worth of bad luck, from losing Jeff Green to a heart scare in training camp to seeing

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