Boston Celtics Will Meet Miami Heat In Eastern Conference Finals
Heading into this shortened NBA season, many believed that the Boston Celtics didn’t have enough left. They hade nough to eliminate the young Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, 85-75, and now advance to the Eastern Conference finals to face the Miami Heat.
On Saturday night the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers were in a defensive battle to see who would advance, and who would go home. Turns out The Celtics didn’t want to listen to any of the ‘old guys’ talk. The Celtics were lead by Rajon Rondo, who had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple double in game seven.
The ‘Big Three’ did their part. Ray Allen put up a couple clutch threes in the second half. He had 11 points. Kevin Garnett had a great game with 18 points and rebounds. The heart and soul of the Celtics, Paul Pierce, had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Pierce would foul out near the end of the fourth quarter, but Rajon Rondo would lead the Celtics down the stretch for the win.
You can’t discredit the Philadelphia 76ers, who played an unbelievable series against a great veteran team. Andre Iguodala had a great series, and capped it off with 18 points on Saturday. The 76ers are not done. They will come back next season more prepared and ready for another shot at an NBA title.