The Boston Celtics forced the Miami Heat to the brink of elimination. Kevin Garnett channelled his inner "Big Ticket" in the process. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce looked more their age. Through 20 postseason games, KG posted playoff averages of 19.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per night. Allen and Pierce did not help things as much as Celtics Nation hoped they would.
Allen averaged 10.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game through 18 playoff appearances, and shot a very un-Ray Allen-like 30 percent from three-point range. Pierce averaged 19 and 6 while shooting worse than 40 percent from the floor and 31 percent from deep. The end result could mean the end of an era in Boston.
Paul Pierce is under contract next season for $16.8M and is then due $15.3M for 2014. Garnett and Allen will become unrestricted free agents this summer. The chances that both re-sign with Boston seems unlikely.
On that subject, Alex Kennedy from Hoopsworld has the following:
Allen will likely test free agency, especia...