"There's no such thing as a good loss."
I'd say that I agree with the above statement 99% of the time. Especially in professional sports. But the Celtics 105-103 loss to the Heat to the Heat tonight falls in the other 1%. Sure the loss sucked something fierce. A 17 point 1st half lead and a 13 point cushion with 8:27 to go fell by the wayside. Boston turned the ball over 20 times, and shot just 3-10 in the final four minutes of action. A statement win was sitting right there, in front of their face, and they couldn't seal the deal.
With that said, the C's sent a message tonight to Miami. They went toe to toe to a fully healthy Heat squad without 2 of their top 3 players (and 4 of their top 9), and had Miami on the brink of their first loss in over six weeks.
For everything Miami has done over the past two seasons, they can't shake the Celtics. Boston is as close to an ideal match-up with the Heat as there is, and tonight only reinforced that. The C's have the ability to guard b...