They survived a grueling seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs that most people expect them to lose and then followed that up with the biggest collapse in franchise history.
First the Washington Capitals blow a 3-1 series lead and lose in overtime of game seven against the New York Rangers and now Paul Pierce’s buzzer beating three to tie it in game six gets waived off.
Talk about heartbreaking.
Kudos to a great Washington Post sports page cover courtesy of Dan Worthington.
Paul Pierce hit the dagger shot in game three against the Raptors to seal the win and ultimately Toronto’s season.
Little bit of deja vu perhaps as Pierce said the same words after sealing a win in last year’s playoffs against the Raptors as a member of the Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets’ Cory Jefferson pulls a Roscoe Smith and heaves up an 80-footer with eight seconds left.
The Nets are 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 25-38 record. Two games behind the Boston Celtics. The same team they gave three first-round picks for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. Neither of which are still on the team.
But I think the real question is, how much better are they in the Eastern Conference? Continue reading