Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
The Celtics are down 2 games to none against what appears to be the team playing the best basketball in the Eastern Conference. That doesn't mean all is lost though. The Celtics have never backed down in this series and I don't expect them to now either. They keep fighting regardless of the score or the opponent.
As Wyc said:
Now they'll be in Boston with the home crowd behind them. That's where you come in. If you are going to the game, I don't have to tell you to be hyped. This is LeBron. This is the playoffs. This is Boston Celtics basketball. You are going to shatter eardrums.
Evan Turner recalls what it was like as an opponent playing in the TD Garden for the playoffs.
"They definitely do (get on your case)," Turner said. "It’s definitely loud, it’ll get really loud. I think the biggest thing is that sometimes it throws off play calls, and you have to be really strong as a team to communicate."
Allow me to encourage those staying at home to be loud as well. Make some noise of your own. Let the neighbors think what they want, this is the playoffs baby!
Not hyped enough yet? Listen to Jae Crowder giving no ground to his opponents.
After Wednesday's practice, one reporter asked the wrong guy if he considered Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov to be intimidating. Crowder began his response with a laugh. "No," he said, shaking his head. "Nobody on their team's intimidating. We're all NBA basketball players. We're not intimidated."
Forget the odds, forget the first two games, all of that is the past. I'm excited for the games in Boston and I'm looking forward to seeing what Brad Stevens and the rest of the crew have up their sleeves for Cleveland.
How to watch Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 3
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub