Celtics and Lakers eerily similar wins of late; NBA Finals destiny?
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Last night at the Garden Boston fell 4 points behind the Hawks in overtime. They were able to pull off the 107-102 OT win due to a trio of consecutive huge three pointers in a two minute span; Jeff Green's fortuitous bounce that rattled in to give the C's a 99-98 lead, Paul Pierce's deep 27-footer with a hand in his face a minute later, and the tiebreaking clincher from Jason Terry with 35 seconds to go.
A few hours later at Staples Center the Lakers trailed the Raptors by 5 with two minutes remaining. Kobe Bryant would then hit 3 three pointers of his own, each more ridiculous than the next (here's the video if you haven't seen. As much as the Celtics fan in me doesn't want to be impressed by Kobe, this was unbelievable), to tie the game with 5 seconds left. LA would eventually win 118-116 in OT.
After struggling for much of the season, these two storied franchises are now clearly headed in the right direction. In back to back games over a three day span both teams gutted out a pair of dramatic last minute victories. Fate? Destiny? Should the fact the Lakers seem to be "one upping" each Celtic win make us nervous for a potential NBA Finals matchup? If that's the case, I'll take it in a heartbeat.
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