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.