THE BOSTON CELTICS ARE ONCE AGAIN IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS. KELLY OLYNYK SINGLE HANDEDLY LED THIS TEAM TO VICTORY. JAYLEN BROWN IS MICHAEL JORDAN 2.0. MY HEAD IS SPINNING AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS HIGH. LEBRON WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!
Isaiah Thomas said that legends are made in game sevens. Legends have indeed been made. Kelly “The Clinic” Olynyk went off and dropped 26 points on the Wizards. I couldn’t tell you the last time I screamed so much for a player like I screamed whenever Kelly even touched the basketball. When the TD Garden started chanting Kelly’s name, I began to lose it. Kelly Olynyk is the reason why we won. I said our bench needed to step up and they did… BIG TIME.
Isaiah Thomas truly is the KING IN THE FOURTH! Hitting big shot after big shot and dagger after dagger, he showed the Garden why he’s our MVP and exactly why we were the number one seed in the East. His passing was magical, and the moves he was pulling on the Wizards defense was jaw-dropping. Kyrie versus Isaiah will be one of the best matchups the playoffs have seen in recent history, bank on that.
Jaylen Brown needs to play more minutes. Seriously. Jaylen Brown is barely older than me and is playing his heart out in a game seven in the NBA Playoffs. He needs to start over Amir Johnson against Cleveland. Jaylen showed tonight how much of a freak of nature he is and how well of a defender he can be. Give this boy all the minutes and put him up against LeBron. Somebody’s got to take the crown at some point, and Jaylen wants it. This 20-year-old is hungry and is ready to step it up in the bright lights. Let the kids play, Brad.
This is probably the biggest three-day stretch in Celtics history. Monday we take game seven. Tuesday we got the draft lottery. Wednesday we have game one in Boston against LeBron and the Cavs. That three-day stretch could have been terrible if we had lost, but we didn’t. I’ve been saying one day at a time all along, and now Monday is over. It’s time to turn our focus to the draft lottery tomorrow night. We are projected to land the number one overall pick and land a player that can be the future of this team for the next 15 years. The ping pong balls haven’t always gone in our favor, but I pray it does this time. Winning game seven and getting the number one overall pick would be unheard of.
LeBron, we’re coming. This matchup will be fun to watch. LeBron and Boston have a long history and we’re just going to keep adding to it. I’m super excited, and I can’t wait for the Celtics to show that they’re not another team that Cleveland will steamroll by to get to the finals. I’m ready for Boston to take it to LeBron and the Cavs and show we belong in the conversation of being a potential championship contender. Like I said, one day at a time. Let’s get through the draft lottery and we’ll be back Wednesday for game one.
They didn’t think we’d make it here after going down 0-2 in the first round. They said we’d lose to the Wizards in a seven game series. They said we were a weak one seed. They said Isaiah Thomas wasn’t a superstar and Kelly Olynyk wasn’t the Clinic. The Celtics did their job and aren’t done yet. Why not us?