Boston is one of the ultimate sports towns on Earth, and the Boston Celtics have had plenty to do with that.
For decades, they were the undisputed greatest franchise in the league, and not even ceding that much ground to the Los Angeles Lakers has been enough to change that status.
That’s why Celtics guard Marcus Smart knows what’s at stake when they take the floor for Game 7 tonight.
In a recent interview, the former Defensive Player of the Year acknowledged that making history would be huge for this group.
Marcus Smart talks about the team watching the 2004 Red Sox documentary on their comeback from 3-0 to the Yankees in the ALCS. pic.twitter.com/S6rG536W3d
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 29, 2023
The Celtics could join the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only two teams in major sports history to come back from a 0-3 series deficit.
NBA teams are 0-149 in that scenario and just three teams before them were able to even force Game 7, although all of them had to play it on the road.
The Celtics have taken a ‘one game at a time’ mindset ahead of tonight’s matchup, warning the Miami Heat not to let them win one game.
Joe Mazzulla has been more confident and sound in this three-game rampage, but the players’ body language, mindset, and energy, have been the biggest difference from the first three matchups.
Now, all eyes will be set on the TD Garden to see whether this team has what it takes to write its name in history books.
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