It feels like it’s been an eternity since we’ve had Boston Celtics basketball to watch, but at least the COVID-19 pandemic can’t take away our favorite sports memories.
So while the NBA Playoffs would have been going on right now, let’s think back to happier times. Like, when the Celtics went off on an unexpected playoff run without Kyrie Irving back in 2018.
Terry Rozier, now a Charlotte Hornet, stepped up big time for Boston in Irving’s absence. And two years ago today, he went off against the Milwaukee Bucks to help the Celtics secure a Game 7 victory in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The Celtics won 112-96 led by 26 points apiece from Al Horford and Rozier. But Rozier reached a career-high in scoring that night, dropping five 3-pointers late in the came to create separation and cap off a series of hilarious trash talk between him and Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe.
The Celtics went on to win that series and then defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in five games, where the legend of Scary Terry only grew.
But Boston was no match for LeBron James and Cleveland that year, with the Cavaliers defeating the C’s in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Still, Boston’s success seemed to come out of nowhere that postseason, making for one of the more fun recent Celtics teams to watch.