Dirty Dozen: Mourning after a crushing ending to Celtics season

by | May 31, 2023 | Celtics, Dirty Water Sports, Uncategorized

The No. 8 seed Miami Heat put a stop to Banner 18, burying the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Let’s take a quick look back at 10 days in May in Boston.

12. Confidence was high heading into the ECF after the emotional elimination of the Sixers. But the problems at home continued in Game 1 with Fadeaway Jay leading the way and Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla playing quarters while future hall of fame coach Erik Spoelstra played chess.

11. Game 2 was deja boo all over again.

10. Not even stylish Mac Jones could help the C’s shake it off as the Green headed to Miami for Game 3:

9. The losing continued in Miami where the world saw the Celtics give up and quit.

8. It was Pride or Die, All Systems Joe, with nothing to lose and the C’s avoided the sweep and won Game 4.

7. The Good Celtics made their last appearance at the Garden in Game 5.

6. Then came the shock heard ‘round the world in Game 6 in Philadephia on a Saturday night.

And Derrick White became an international star in less than a second.

5. Now you may have heard that some were comparing the 2004 Red Sox baseball team to the 2023 Celtics basketball team for some reason:

4. Would a Manny Ramirez appearance at the Garden make a difference? We’ll never know.

3. As you may have heard, everything came crashing down in Game 7.

2. When Jayson Tatum became a shell of himself with an ankle injury, it was time for Jaylen Brown to step up, but he did not. And now there are more questions than answers about his future in Boston.

1. We end with more good news as it appears the New England Patriots are going to win the AFC East this year: