The tables start to turn
It’s been the story of the entire series, the entire postseason for the Boston Celtics. Home court advantage means everything.
It’s not just the difference between a 10-0 and 1-7 record. The fans going bananas after every play compared to radio silence in Cleveland adds up. If the Celtics are making their Game 6 comeback at home, the roof is struggling to stay on. Ty Lue has to burn two or three timeouts. The Cavs take forced threes and start to crumble. On the road, it is pretty much impossible to have a high energy play. At home, especially in Boston, every good play is a high energy one.
In Game 7, like in all four games vs Milwaukee, all three vs Philly, and the previous three vs Cleveland, the Celtics will come to play. Tristan Thompson blocking shots in Game 6 will turn to Aron Baynes rejections. Larry Nance dunks will turn to Marcus Morris slams. George Hill’s 20 points will go to Al Horford. Jeff Green’s 14 point game, which is equivalent to a LeBron 55 point game, will disappear entirely.