Celtics-Heat Playoff Series
This group of Celtics have never faced an 0-2 series hole in the playoffs, but the NBA veterans are not ready to panic just yet.
The Celtics got a visit from John Havlicek on Thursday, who gave them some words of wisdom to coming back from their 0-2 hole against the Heat.
The Celtics still believe they have a shot at the franchise’s 18th title, but first they have to recover from an 0-2 deficit against the Miami Heat.
Shaquille O’Neal will finally make his return to the Celtics in Game 3 Saturday night against the Heat.
Coach Doc Rivers had very specific instructions for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Go golfing. Avoid hanging out with each other. Most importantly, try to stay away from the game of basketball.
The Celtics say their biggest problem in their series against the Miami Heat has been their inability to close out quarters.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce suffered a strained left Achilles in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s 102-91 loss, but should be okay by Saturday’s Game 3 in Boston.
The Celtics have lost four Game 1’s in the last four years, following each of them up with a Game 2 victory.
Boston center Shaquille O’Neal is listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Celtics’ Eastern Conference
semifinal series against the Miami Heat.
Paul Pierce knows he’ll have to behave better if the Celtics are going to avoid getting into a quick two-game hole in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Heat.