View Full Version : What if Boston had won G.7 of the ECF in 2012

01-16-2016, 07:37 PM
How does this veteran laiden Big-4 match up with the young Thunder Big-4? Do the Celtics steal another title? Who gets F.MVP and how do we view ALL of their careers today?

01-16-2016, 07:45 PM
Ray Allen **** the bed in that series. Perkins injured. Rondo playing way above his expected value.

Keyon Dooling, Pietrus and Marquis Daniels were the top 3 bench players since Bass was slid into the starting lineup.

If they had Perk, maybe.

01-16-2016, 08:02 PM
Or game 6.....smh.

They would have lost. the fact that they even got that far with that team was amazing. They would have willed 2 games but the offensive issues that team had just killed them in late games, they would have had no answer for WB and KD.

The Heat overall run would have been a considered a failure, only ending up with one ring. OKC would have the pressure of wasting KD and WB off them. Boston would get props just for making it that far. Remember this was the same team that was two Rondo 3s away from losing to Philly in game 7

01-16-2016, 08:20 PM
They had no business getting as far as they did that year - some of the role players they were trotting out there were pathetic (wasn't Greg Stiemsma starting?). Just goes to show the fight and heart in that big 3. I think it definitely bumps up that Celtic squad another notch historically the same way LeBron getting to the Finals in '07 with that squad does.

They definitely getting run off the court by OKC though - and the demonizing of Westbrooks' game is not nearly the same as it is today, KD is firmly planted as #3 on the all time list and talked about as having an outside chance at grabbing #1 when its all said and done, and Harden is still the leagues most talented whipping boy in the eyes of the fans because he is still a flopping mess that doesn't play D and "he road Westbrook and Durant's coattails to a chip and will never win one on his own".

And Scott Brooks still has a job and is considered one of the best coaches in the NBA with one of the most secure jobs in the NBA.

01-16-2016, 08:23 PM
The Miami big 3 is also talked about as more of an epic failure. LeBron is talked about as more of a choke artist. He is not quite firmly planted as #1 SF all time, and they lose to the Spurs the following year. Duncan has 6 rings and another finals MVP, firmly planted in top 5 all time and challenges guys like Magic and Wilt for #3.

I'm not sure if I am more impressed that Miami was able to win so many elimination games on their way to championships or unimpressed that after all the hoopla and talk when those three prime superstars joined up that they allowed themselves to nearly get eliminated so often.