Where is Game 7?
Even with all that happening, the Celtics lost by just 10 points. In Cleveland. A legendary performance from LeBron James was necessary because the Celtics were still in the game in the fourth quarter.
This is not the first time the Celtics are coming home after losing a closeout game on the road. Milwaukee did the same thing against the Celtics, outscoring them by an average of 12 points in Cream City. What happened to them? A 112-96 defeat in Game 7 back in Boston.
They also had a chance to sweep Philly on the road in Game 4, but they fell short. Game 5, back in Boston, was a 114-112 victory for the good guys.
Besides the Game 3 win in Philly, the Celtics just played their best all-around game on the road in the playoffs. Coming back for a Game 7 in the best arena the country has to offer is a good thing.