Celtics Let Down by Supporting Cast in Game 1: A Fan's Take The Philadelphia 76ers have a strong and balanced supporting cast, which is how they pushed the Boston Celtics for so long in the second round. But Sixers fans like myself know that all they have is a supporting cast, while the Celtics and Miami Heat have superstars. Yet for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 28, the only supporting cast that showed up belonged to the Heat. Sun Life Financial Nets Naming Rights to Boston Celtics Exclusive Courtside Club The Boston Celtics and U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. today announced that the leading financial services company has acquired naming rights to the Boston Celtics exclusive Courtside Club as part of a multi-year partnership renewal beginning in the 2012-2013 season. Celtics vs. Heat was "inevitable" For the third straight season, the Celtics and Heat are meeting in the playoffs. Two years ago it was in the first round, last year it was in the conference semifinals and this year it's in the Eastern Conference final, a series that opened Monday night with a 93-79 Miami victory. Celtics Finish Sixers, Prepare to Face Heat in Conference Finals: Fan Take The Boston Celtics held on to win a tough Game 7 and a grueling series to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers and advance to the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals. With just a few minutes left in Game 7, Paul Pierce fouled out, and with the season on the line, Rajon Rondo stepped up and lifted the Celtics to their third Eastern Conference Finals in the last five years. His third triple-double of the ... Celtics Only Show Up for Second Quarter of Game 1: A Fan's Recap The Philadelphia 76ers did such a number on the Boston Celtics that the Celtics weren't expected to challenge the Miami Heat in Game 1 on May 28. Sixers fans like myself knew that Philadelphia would have been even less likely to stand up to Miami in Game 1, yet the Celtics hoped they still had enough experience and grit to stun the Heat off the bat. Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, NBA Eastern Finals Game 2: Fan Playoff Preview Perhaps the 93-79 loss by the Boston Celtics to the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was exactly what the Celtics needed to remind them they will need to be more physical when it comes to dealing with the Heat. Celtics Drop Game 1 to Heat, 93-79 For nine minutes, the Boston Celtics were vintage. Everything was working, points were coming in bunches, the Miami crowd was rendered quiet and a big deficit disappeared. Heat 93, Celtics 79 MIAMI -- There was a point Monday night when the Boston Celtics unexpectedly stood toe-to-toe with the Miami Heat in the opener of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Bosh-less Miami Heat Take 1-0 Lead Against Celtics: Fan Reaction The Miami Heat manhandled the Boston Celtics on May 28, walking away with the 93-79 victory at the American Airlines Arena. With the win, the Heat take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals, with Game 2 scheduled for May 30 in Miami. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat Vs. Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Fan's View For the third straight year, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will meet in the postseason. Two years ago, Boston defeated Miami 4-1 in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs. In last season's conference semifinals, the Heat returned the favor by beating the Celtics in five games. This year they will meet with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.
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