One or two possessions go Bostonís way and we are talking about the Celticís adding to their franchiseís history and not the Lakers reloading for a run at championship number 17 next season. But the ball didnít bounce their way, even with Kobeís shot not falling, the Celtics couldnít hang on to that 13-point 3rd quarter lead and now must look towards the future in what is sure to be a long off season. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Marquis Daniels, Nate Robinson- all in the top nine of Bostonís rotation are free agents this off-season. To make matters even worse, there is some speculation that Head Coach, Doc Rivers, might be stepping away from the game this off-season to spend more time with his family; he has a son and a daughter that are senior collegiate athletes, and a son, one of the top ranked high school basketball players in the nation, as a senior attending Winter Park High School in Florida.
Bostonís selection in the 2010 NBA Draft are No. 19 & No. 52 overall.