Found November 24, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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You’ve seen the internet meme: 1. Step one. 2. Step two. 3. ???? 4. PROFIT!!! Well, I’m happy to report that the Celtics discovered the variable represented by the ????. Pay close attention.Step 1: Establish a comfortable lead with plenty of time to blow it (or “Set the table”).It all began with this play.The Celtics had kept pace with the Thunder for most of the game, even outplaying them slightly. The defense was clicking (for once), and it was clicking against a talented, explosive offense, no less. What’s more, with a big run at the end of the third quarter, Boston had actually pushed its lead to double digits. So when Thabo Sefolosha (who got soundly beaten in the final quarter) helped too much on Jason Terry, Terry kicked to Pierce for the open three and the Celtics were rolling.Step 2: Fail to finish off opponent (or “Hint at the collapse”).Boston played this step perfectly. After Pierce pushed the lead to 14 with his 3-pointer, the Celtics stayed ahead…but they didn’t extend...
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