Game 7 tonight in Boston, between the Celtics and the Wizards. And after the C’s went to the District dressed for the Wizard’s funeral, and very nearly had them buried with a 5 point lead and 90 seconds to go, John Wall rose up outta the grave and put THIS DAGGER in the back of the Celtics — maybe the biggest basket in franchise history.
So the Wiz send this thing back to Boston — the C’s home for Game 7, with each team holding serve on their own court all series.
And a HUGE 24 hours for Danny Ainge’s crew, the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, where the ping pong balls will determine if the Celtics also pick first in the draft.
But for Boston’s sake, they better pull this off. Because you can’t go FULL FUNERAL and then blow a 3-2 lead. You can’t go to the District, rip a move from the WIZ — who came into Boston late in the regular season and smashed the Celtics after wearing all-black to the barn — and then blow a 5-point lead with 90 to go. And even Scott Brooks was trying to laugh it off, you know it’s something they’re gonna carry with them into Boston tonight.
Look, all will be forgotten if they handle their business and rip Game 7 at home. But for now, it looks like one of the worst ideas ever. I’m just surprised they didn’t chase that funeral with another one, by burying the game ball after they gave back that five point lead late. I’m sure all you Celtic fans will say, if you had told me before the series, it would go to a Game 7 on our home floor, we would have gladly taken it. Maybe. But not after blowing a lead late in Game 6, and not after having it happen when y’all rolled up wearing black for a Wiz funeral. And the only thing worse than doing that and not winning, is not owning it after it happened. And they didn’t.