Found May 06, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
Photo credit: David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports   Damn it. As always, it ended too soon. They should have gone further. They should have done better. They had so much more to say. The writers here at CLNS Radio had so much more to say. Instead, the Boston Celtics have canceled their plans for heading back to Madison Square Garden for Game 7. Instead Kevin Garnett and co. will be watching the rest of the playoffs at home on TV. It's time then for an ending. An ending to something that should have been better. Many of us (including myself) initially thought the excellence of the Boston Celtics would come racing to the surface in the nick of time. They would have a little luck on their side, and perhaps have a few bumbling performances to reach the Conference semi-finals at least. But it was not to be. The Boston Celtics ran towards their destiny, and tripped over their shoelace. Kevin Garnett launched an all-out war against the creaks in his body, and failed. The sweat poured out o...
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