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bigq

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A win tonight, please. While I'm not fully ready for the season to end, coming out on top tonight would end it in the best way possible. Humiliating Kyrie and Kidd while exposing Luka as a one trick pony is fun but the real fun will be seeing the smiles on the Celtics. Watching Boston this season has been a joy and I want to see them win it all.
 

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I am looking forward to celebrating tonight.

I’m excited for the Jays.
I’m excited for Big Al.
I’m excited for the Jrue / DWhite backcourt.
I’m excited for POBOBS.
I’m excited for Ainge and Marcus Smart.

Win this game and take what is ours. #18.
 

mikeot

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Bastille Day in France, their national holiday … Vive Les C’s, leve la Banniere 18!
 

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if Sam Kennedy knew how to do marketing, he'd get NBA/Celtics permission to put the game on the CF scoreboard and have a watch party there too, after the Sawx Yanks game was over, and not force people to leave
Wasn't there supposed to be a watch party at the Garden? Or am I hallucinating?
 

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Moving the Line
In the annals of glory, let the tale be spun,
Of the 2024 Celtics, when victory was won.
Eighteenth banner soaring, in the rafters high,
A testament to legends, under the Boston sky.

They faced the Miami Heat, with vengeance pure,
Memories of past pain, they would endure.
Jayson Tatum, with a shooter’s grace,
Broke down defenses, leaving no trace.
Jaylen Brown, relentless and bold,
Both forged in fire, their story retold.

Then came the Cavaliers, led by Spida’s might,
But the Celtics rose up, prepared for the fight.
Jrue Holiday’s defense, like an iron wall,
Derrick White’s precision, no slip, no fall.
Together, they squashed Cleveland’s dream,
A united force, a seamless team.

Indiana came charging, fast and free,
But Boston’s pace was destiny’s decree.
Porzingis, though injured, his spirit stayed,
In each rebound, each block, his presence conveyed.
Al Horford, the elder, wise and strong,
His ring now won, after waiting so long.

At last, they met Dallas, and the tale turned dark,
For Luka’s defense faltered, a feeble spark.
Jayson and Jaylen, swift as the wind,
Left Doncic bewildered, his hopes pinned.
And Kyrie Irving, with his flat earth belief,
Watched from afar, his losses a motif.

Years of frustration, in Boston’s past,
Now a dynasty, their supremacy cast.
The gold standard, the peak, the zenith of ball,
The Celtics, the greatest, standing tall.
Many have tried, and many have wept,
But Boston’s legacy, forever kept.

Oh, the legends of the court, where banners fly,
In the heart of Boston, under the sky.
Let history proclaim, in voices clear,
The Celtics’ triumph, year after year.




Make it so. WIN.
 

jmcc5400

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What makes this so great is that the two best players on the team are home grown. We've seen them develop from skinny kids with talent to fierce NBA bodies with a keen understanding of the game. We've seen them struggle, lose on the biggest stage and grow from the experience. We've seen Jaylen Brown sign a super max when he hadn't earned it, and then come back and earn it. We've seen Jayson Tatum round out as a great team player. It has been a joy. And then to see the front office surround them with the supporting cast that they deserve, guys who in their own right are terrific players and, from all appearances, character guys, has been a joy.

There is no doubt that they will win this championship. The only question is whether it will happen tonight. We know it will, and we'll all be there for it.
I’m sure there are many of us who watched that first summer league game in 2018 - won by Tatum on a buzzer beater - and seeing those young pups awkwardly working on their dap game and dreamed of this moment.

It’s the closest thing sports gives us to a child’s graduation or wedding and it’s just incredibly special. If they pull this off (tonight, please!) I have no doubt some tears will shed here.
 

SinkingLowe

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Pregame on NBC Boston going to commercial with the clip of Walton saying, "nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile" was perfect.
 

ragnarok725

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Would love to see a 3 point barrage early. Don’t even give these guys hope. My fear, if you can call it fear, is Tatum or Jaylen picking up 2 cheap fouls early that changes the whole complexion of the game.
I think if the Cs go up big early it may actually help the Mavs loosen up, and they may make a bit of a run.

I'm hoping for a big run to end the 2nd quarter and go into half up in the high teens, then bury them in the 3rd.
 

kfoss99

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People here want a romp or a last second shot to win it?
Romp. I've felt so much stupid stress these playoffs.

I've never met, and will never meet, Brown, Tatum, and Horford. But I feel like I'm rooting for my little brothers. I so very much want this accomplishment for them.
 

Al Zarilla

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Even the San Francisco Bay area ABC local channel 7 with a small bit about the game tonight mentioned that Luca is everything for Dallas, but then they mentioned he has been blown by 68% of the time. Next they mentioned his fouling out of game 3 and he can’t do that, or get blown by.

They do know something out here about basketball of course, because of Saint Steph.