2010 Celtics Game 7 Finals was taken ‘too lightly’ according to Allen
While it seems that two members of the once dominating “Big Three” in Celtic’s history are moving on with the final stages of their careers, another has decided reflect back in time. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, two of three Boston legends that captured an NBA title for the team back in 2008, are in the midst of trade rumors between Boston and Los Angeles, while the third member of their trio, Ray Allen, has gone back in time to discuss the Celtics 2010 NBA Finals loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Allen should probably be more focused on his Game 7 tonight with his current team, the Miami Heat, rather than Boston’s 2010 NBA Finals collapse. According to Gary Washburn from the Boston Globe, Allen thought it was necessary to touch on the past before moving forward.
“Ray Allen said 2010 #celtics took Gm 7 moment “too lightly,” Washburn tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Added he gets “sick feeling” when thinking of 83-70 loss to #lakers #nbafinals.”
The 3-point-legend decided to sign with the team that knocked the Celtic’s out of the playoffs the past 2 seasons: the Miami Heat. Since Allen signed with the Heat, he lost not only teammates but also friends in Garnett and Pierce. In 2012 when Garnett returned to training camp after the loss, he explained his thoughts on Allen’s departure.
“I don’t have Ray’s number anymore. I’m not try to communicate,” Garnett said. “I’m just being honest. I don’t wish him less. It just is what it is.”
As hard as it was to watch, Allen did save Miami in their backs-against-the-wall Game 6, drilling a game tying 3-pointer with only five seconds to go in regulation, which eventually led to an overtime victory. The winner-take-all Game 7 is Thursday night.