Celts Fall Short, Lose to Hornets

After coming back from an embarrassing 1st half performance which the Celtics only put up 39 points and found themselves down 11, they went on a 18-0 run with Marquis, Jermaine, Harangody, Nate Robinson and Ray Allen on the floor.  Unfortunately they couldn't pull it out down the stretch.

Trevor Ariza hit a timely 3 pointer late and the Celtics last-second desperation heave was missed by Ray Allen.  Glen Davis was horrendous tonight.  This loss assures that the 86 Celtics 40-1 best home record will remain intact another season.

This was a very winnable game and hurts, especially after New Orleans was pounded at home by the Flakers a couple nights ago.  I understand the greatest importance is making sure the team is healthy and last year they proved they could win a couple series on the road.  But the fact of the matter is the Celtics have not won a title without homecourt advantage in the Finals in over 30 years.  It means something, and the better Miami continues to play, it may be tough overcoming that this year.