The Celtics and Heat will play Game 6 of their best-of-7 series at the TD Garden Thursday night. With a win the Celtics would advance to the NBA Finals. They would become the 16th team in NBA history to come back from an 0-2 series deficit, as the Thunder became the 15th team last night with their win over the Spurs.
For all the Celtics coverage visit CelticsLinks.com. Below are a few highlights:
One more win, and the Celtics are home- Frank Del’Apa previews Game 6, and looks at the job Doc Rivers has done in the series.
Heat’s Erik Spoelstra in no-win situation- Bob Ryan looks at the Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and wonders if his job may be on the line.
Doc Rivers schools Erik Spoelstra- Steve Buckley sees a clear advantage to the Celtics in terms of the coaching match up.
Celtics’ success starts with stops- Chris Forsberg looks at how the Celtics defense has been so key in their playoff run.
Easy cheering Green- Steve Bulpett has the Celtics fan base getting bigger by the day.
Doc: Rondo’s resiliency makes Celtics a better team- A. Sherrod Blakely has Doc Rivers talking about Rondo’s play in the series which has carried the Celtics at times.
Making sense of the Celtics- Paul Flannery tries to explain how this Celtics run came about.
Five Questions for Game 6- Kirk Minihane has five questions and answers for Game 6.
Over at Fenway Park the Red Sox lost their second straight game to the Orioles, a tough 2-1 decision. Josh Beckett was the tough luck loser as he pitched eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits, and striking out five. He did not walk a batter. Beckett did not speak to reporters after the game, which is quite unusual for a starting pitcher in the game that he starts, which was something a few of the Boston media tweeted following the game.
Josh Beckett is left wanting- Gordon Edes looks at Beckett’s performance Wednesday night.
Valentine: Beckett ‘deserved better’- Sean McAdam has the Red Sox manager’s comments following the tough loss.
The importance of finding the old Adrian Gonzalez- Rob Bradford looks at Adrian Gonzalez and his struggles of late.
Alarm sounds on fans running late- Nick Cafardo wonders why Fenway Park isn’t full at the start of the game and gets answers from Sam Kennedy, Larry Lucchino and fans via Twitter.