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Most Painful Loss in Celtics History
« on: June 06, 2016, 10:32:10 PM »

Offline meangreenmachine

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My vote: Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The refs screwed us, which makes it even more painful...

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Offline GreenFaith1819

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I'd have to agree.

Game 7 2010 NBA Finals.

If the Lakers fester in Lotteryville for next 10 years I'll feel better about it.
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Offline RebusRankin

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Game 7 of 2010 was painful. We were so close. Plus those Lakers cost me like a 1000 Tommy Points.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 10:56:48 PM »

Offline slightly biased bias fan

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My vote: Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The refs screwed us, which makes it even more painful...

I still remember that game like it was yesterday, I had to drive to a friends place after the game and I eventually pulled over to the side of the the road because I was still that upset I couldn't drive...has to be by far my most painful sporting moment of my life.

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1. Len Bias (franchise changing)
2. Tim Duncan ( franchise changing)
3. Reggie Lewis ( just plain sad)

1 and 3 cost me some tears.

2 cost me a TV.

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Offline Emmette Bryant

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April 29, 1973 NY Knicks 94 Boston Celtics 78

For you youngsters out there, the Celtics won 68 games during the regular season. During the eastern conference finals, John Havlicek hurt his shoulder and tried to play shooting left handed. The best Celtics team to not win a championship.

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April 29, 1973 NY Knicks 94 Boston Celtics 78

For you youngsters out there, the Celtics won 68 games during the regular season. During the eastern conference finals, John Havlicek hurt his shoulder and tried to play shooting left handed. The best Celtics team to not win a championship.

All was restored the following season when they won it all in 1974 so I don't see it as much of a disappointment

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My vote: Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The refs screwed us, which makes it even more painful...

This was the first thing that came to mind for me.

1. Len Bias (franchise changing)
2. Tim Duncan ( franchise changing)
3. Reggie Lewis ( just plain sad)

1 and 3 cost me some tears.

2 cost me a TV.

I thought the thread title was referring to the worst game loss, but yeah, deaths are the worst. I was a kid when Len died, so I don't remember that, but I remember Reggie's death, which was horrible. Losing out on Duncan was less tragic but just as crippling for the team's long-term success.
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Len Bias


Still get a lump in my throat  :-\

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 11:19:11 PM »

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April 29, 1973 NY Knicks 94 Boston Celtics 78

For you youngsters out there, the Celtics won 68 games during the regular season. During the eastern conference finals, John Havlicek hurt his shoulder and tried to play shooting left handed. The best Celtics team to not win a championship.

All was restored the following season when they won it all in 1974 so I don't see it as much of a disappointment

Well, a missed title can never be regained, though I understand what you're saying. I suppose that if the Celtics ripped off 3 or 4 over the next decade, that would sort of "make up" for 2010.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2016, 11:21:16 PM »

Offline rocknrollforyoursoul

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I'd have to agree.

Game 7 2010 NBA Finals.

If the Lakers fester in Lotteryville for next 10 years I'll feel better about it.

That would be sweet, but I have a feeling it won't happen. Lakers catch too many breaks.
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 11:29:54 PM »

Offline meangreenmachine

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I'd have to agree.

Game 7 2010 NBA Finals.

If the Lakers fester in Lotteryville for next 10 years I'll feel better about it.

That would be sweet, but I have a feeling it won't happen. Lakers catch too many breaks.

Yeah, I've got a bad feeling they're going to be back in the playoffs in 1-2 years and in 3-5 years Stevens will be competing with Luke Walton for the title of "best coach in the NBA" (assuming Pops retires). They are probably getting a quality player ahead of us in the draft, will throw enough money at DeRozan to steal him from the Raptors, will make Ezeli their big man, and then Westbrook will probably join them next summer. And don't forget about Russell and Randle, who may yet develop into ballers particularly under the tutelage of Walton. Eek.

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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2016, 11:41:34 PM »

Offline saltlover

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Obviously game 7 in 2010.

But also up there for me is game 7 vs. the Heat in 2012. Up by 7 at halftime, tied at the end of 3 before completely running out of gas.  That was the last stand for the Big 3.  Win that game and LeBron still might be looking for his first title.

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Game 7 against Miami in 2012 might have been harder for me than 2010.  That celts team fought with such grit that entire series and we were looking good through most of the game.  That loss slammed shut the window.  That was it, it was over.
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4th quarter of G7 2010 hurt pretty bad.
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