Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/13/12
Just like that, it was over. The Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference Final may have seemed improbable back in February and March when it was a fight just to stay above .500. In the end, though, the C's turned themselves into a legitimate contender to win the East, taking the Miami Heat all the way to seven games, with a lead in the fourth quarter to boot. It wasn't meant to be, however, as the Heat were able to storm back and extinguish the Celts' flame. Now Celtics president Danny Ainge has to figure out which direction the team...

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