LeBron and Cavaliers didn't lose series; Celtics won it
Most of the words written from the TD Garden on Thursday night will be about LeBron James, his performance in this series, his health, and his future. A full contingent of New York media made their way up to Boston for this game, and they got the story they came for: James, the free-agent-to-be, falling well short of a championship
And you know what? The Boston Celtics don't care.
They don't care if James' elbow was bothering him. They don't care if he's frustrated with his teammates, head coach or front office. And they don't care if he's played his last game as a Cav.
From the start of this conference semifinals series to the finish, the Celtics knew that if they just took care of their own business, played hard and played together, they'd be in good shape.
In the end, the Cavs didn't lose this series. The Celtics won it.
"I thought our guys' effort, our focus was phenomenal," coach Doc Rivers said. "Everybody was on the same page."
This was a team that looked mediocre at best throughout the second half of the season, a team that lost to the Nets and Wizards at home after the All-Star break. But when the postseason began, they became the team that won a championship two seasons ago, or at least a close facsimile.
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