Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 3/19/13
Boston Celtics Stirring Effort Not Enough in Loss to Miami Heat   The Boston Celtics didn't deserve to lose on Monday night and they know it. Even the Miami Heat, a team celebrating their 23-game winning streak, knows they should have their heads down in defeat. Once again though it was turnovers that killed the Celtics off. They had an 18-point lead in the first quarter. They had an eight point lead with eight minutes left in regulation. But a brutal 24 points from 21 turnovers for the Heat kept the game close, and ultimately cost Boston the game. Would things have been different if Kevin Garnett had played? Probably. Someone like that can't fail to have an impact. But his absence once again alerted us to the phenomena that is the Boston Celtics. They play better when they are weaker. Try and figure that one out. Without KG, Paul Pierce was the only surviving member of The Big Three on the court at TD Garden. Watching the first quarter though, it was like traveling back in time to 2008.
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