Back to Back nights the TD Garden in Boston played host to fans that paid for over priced tickets, beer and food just to watch their teams lose in embarrassing fashion. I know I know I hate to be that guy but someone has to talk about these past two nights.
Tuesday night the #1 seed Celtics fell extremely short to the #8 seed Bulls in game 2 111-97 and are now down in the series 2-0 heading to Chicago. Rajon Rondo had 11 points and 14 assists on a night when all five Bulls starters reached double figures. Dwyane Wade had 22 points, including 16 in the second half, and Robin Lopez added 18 points and eight points. The Celtics had a few key moments in Game 2 where you thought they’d prevail… and before you knew it they were committing awful turnovers, forcing shots and losing rebounds. ”We have to play hard no matter what,” Avery Bradley said. ”You go through a lot throughout a season. You’re going to face a lot of adversity. The best teams overcome any type of adversity.” The Celtics fans were electrifying in Game 2 in hopes their 1 seed would pull through even after the tragedy of IT’s sister. IT will rejoin the team after his sister’s funeral and will be ready for Game 3 which is on Friday in Chicago. Friday will determine if this Celtics team can fight to live another day or result in being down 3-0 in Chicago and face the embarrassment of being swept as the #1 seed.
Wednesday night the #3 seed Bruins played the #2 Senators in a Game 4 match up. Going into this game the Senators were up 2 games to 1 but every game has come down to the wire in a hard fought series with little mistakes. However with horrible officiating and a few of those mistakes becoming costly the Bruins fell short 2 games they could have won. This game proved no different. The Bruins lost at home last night 1-0. For a game with only one goal the fans got to see some great hockey. McAvoy scored his first career goal and it was turned away with a coach’s challenge as the refs came to the conclusion the play was offside after letting the Bruins play for over 30 seconds in the offensive zone. After the replay the play was clearly offside but the fact the pin stripe donkeys couldn’t catch it when it occurred and let them play on is a joke. It was a great goal and it sucks it was overturned but I do not blame that one play for them losing. Both goalies played outrageous between the pipes but Anderson just played one shot better.
He robbed Marchand with a minute left:
So on Friday Boston sports could meet their fate after a depressing start to round 1 of the playoffs. The Boston Bruins face elimination on Friday in Ottawa Game 5 with the Senators up 3-1. Bruins were looking pretty strong for a team that’s had to battle back every game but may not have what it takes to beat this Ottawa team looking to win at home and advance. The Celtics have somewhat of a chance to stay alive but the way the Bulls are playing it looks unlikely; If the Celtics lose they will be down 3-0 with one more to go in Chicago. Have the remote this Friday and get ready to do a lot of praying and a lot of clicking.
Celtics @ Bulls 7:00pm CSN
Bruins @ Senators 7:30pm NESN
No giving up yet Boston, just keep doing you.