If you’re surprised by the Celtics’ 94-90 Game 5 win and 3-2 series lead, don’t be. Their 24-point Game 4 comeback in the 2008 Finals prepared you for this. Big stage, backs against the wall, veteran savvy, clutch performance. Paul Pierce nails a dagger three in LeBron’s face with 52.9 seconds left, putting the game out of reach by 4. KG’s ‘Sota era showing of 26 and 11. Rondo dishing 13 assists, one of which a back-tap to Mickael Pietrus in the corner for one of his two crushing late game triples. Ray coming through with 13, including 8 of 8 from charity. Surely the Heat did all the pregame prep they could, pored over the scouting report to avoid this. But you can’t scout desire and that’s the Celtics’ sixth man. Go ahead and keep calling them old. The only old these Celtics, one game away from their third NBA Finals appearance in five years, are pushing is old school pride.
NBA Kicks with P2′s Nike Air Legacy 3 Home & Away shoe switch and the rest of the foot action from Game 5