Friday, May 15, 2009


Astonishing sports fact of the night, from the New York Times:
[The Celtics] have closed out three Game 7’s in the last two postseasons and are 32-0 when leading a series by 3-2.
Wow. If you were 6-0 or 7-0, OK, strong but no big deal. After all, you were up 3-2 in every series. But to do it 32 times over a franchise's history? To never lose Games 6 and 7 in that many tries? Crazy. They'll have a chance to make that 33-0 on Sunday night against Orlando. I've been rooting against Boston so far in these playoffs, but now I'm not so sure. Celtics-Cavs might have more epic potential than Magic-Cavs. Hmmm....

Meanwhile, in the other Game 7 of what promises to be a fun Sunday, the Lakers will have all the pressure on them. To even be taken to a Game 7 by a Yao-less and McGrady-less Rockets team after winning 65 games...that's embarrassing.


Blogger Dezmond said...

I've also found these stats interesting, but how meaningful is it, really? Obviously, most of those 32 times were in different eras with completely different rosters. How does a Larry Bird-led Celtics have any bearing on a Paul Pierce-led Celtics, other than sharing the same colors?

Cavs-Celtics would be epic IF Kevin Garnett were on the floor.

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