I am a huge NBA fan, basketball is awesome, and while I have enjoyed the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, the Celtics are my true passion. I have been stressfully following this lockout shortened season, and may have even overreacted about the Celtics in February. However, they have turned it around in a big way, capped off by beating the Miami Heat in Boston Sunday afternoon. They have been without Ray Allen for the past few weeks, but my boy Avery Bradley has stepped in and really delivered.
The Celtics win was the largest point differential loss that the Heat have faced this year. Rajon Rondo went absolutely nuts, achieving his 18th triple double, and making the Heat PGs, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers look like mannequins. Pierce and Garnett both had great games, with Garnett absolutely shutting down Chris Bosh, and playing physical and angry as usual. However, I was most impressed with Avery Bradley. He was able to completely shut down former NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade, blocking him in the dunk below. This is a pretty impressive achievement for the youngster, who has really come into his own with Ray on the sidelines.
I am not saying they are going to win the NBA championship this year, but the Celtics are looking great. My only fear is that they are peaking too soon, theres still 3 weeks until the playoffs start.