2010 NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics Vs. Miami Heat Game Three Preview

Frances White@WestEndGirl62Analyst IIApril 21, 2010

BOSTON - APRIL 20:  Glen Davis #11 and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics celebrate the win over the Miami Heat during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at the TD Garden on April 20, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Celtics defeated the Heat 106-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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They say that you should always keep your ticket-stub, it may prove to be invaluable some day.  That time came for the Boston Celtics. They had lost their 'Big Ticket,' Kevin Garnett due to his league mandated one game suspension and it gave Miami cause for hope.

They forgot that the Celtics had been without KG before. They forgot how the self proclaimed 'Ticket Stub,' Glen Davis had played a major role in KG's absence before.

Not even the home team could predict the veracity and passion that Davis would release to help the Celtics to a 2-0 series lead. He took charges, rebounded, and took advantage of his opportunities.

Davis as well as the rest of his teammates must now take that same intensity into game three in Miami.  

A Dwayne Wade led team will not go gently into the night. They have a lot to prove since the Celtics summarily told them to go home and come back when they grow up.

Speaking of growing up; Michael Beasley specifically is the one that Wade hopes will take the leap from JV status to Varsity play.  Miami's hope of any advancement relies on this gifted athlete's ability to match his mental capacity with his physical tools.

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At times he makes it look so easy he can drive effectively with either hand and he can extend the defense with his three point shooting.  He even shows some toughness on the boards in spurts. Sadly, the Heat are not looking for spurts they are looking for consistency.

It takes longer for a big man to grow into his game so the Heat will have patience; even though he will be fodder for the big men of the NBA for now.

This game will mark the return of Kevin Garnett and it will give Beasley a chance to redeem himself.  He will be in the bowels of his home in South Beach and he will be fully recovered from the stains he left in his shorts in Boston.

Miami will have the support of their fans and they will gained energy from it, but don't forget that KG will be looking for repentance.  In his eyes he let his teammates down.

In his eyes the Miami Heat must pay and that will be the driving force for the Celtics in game three.

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