I saw it coming, but couldn’t do anything but yell at the tv, “Double, Kobe! Double, Kobe!”
We didn’t. I foresaw the rest.
Kobe hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 7.3 seconds left and Ray Allen draped all over him. Ray missed his chance at a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and the Celtics fell 90-89.
Boston fell behind early, but battled back in the second quarter for a 52-47 lead. Rajon Rondo and Tony Allen led the second quarter comeback, totalling 21 points, 10 rebounds and 14 points, respectively. Allen also did a good job defensively on Kobe Bryant, who only scored 19 points on 8-20 FG’s. Bryant averages over 28 ppg this season.
The Celtics held the lead throughout the third quarter, but the offense slowed in the fourth quarter with missed shots and turnovers. Boston finished with 18 turnovers.
Any beyond that, I’m too upset to write anything else. It’s 10-cent-wing night at the bar. And we also need to drown our sorrows with some drafts. Because the championship Celtics might be no more.