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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hail and farewell?

Not bad for a team that led the league in cardiac surgeries.

There's disappointment today as the Boston Celtics season ends with a loss to the Heat. And that's compounded by the reality that they may be breaking up the band.

But the reality is this wacky season was a gift, from its disastrous, lockout-shortened start through the ride to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Let's start with the fact that not one but two key big men ended their seasons earlier in a cardiac surgery suite. Who knows what sort of difference Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox would have made down low. Not to mention Jermaine O'Neill.

Their absence did lead to the delightful rebirth of KJ, er KG, who took over the "5" and made it his own in a truly unexpected way.

And who would have thought when the season started that the loss of Avery Bradley would be soon keenly felt?

So now we're facing the end of the contracts of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. And Paul Pierce has mused about retiring too. There's lots of uncertainty about the season ahead.

But none of that should distract from a truly magical season -- the fifth year of a three-year plan.

Oh yeah, go Thunder. Perk needs another ring.

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