By Jay Rich
HHV Sports Senior Staff Writer
The Boston Celtics made it happen, it’s taken them five years, and a whole new roster, but they did it. In 2012, the Big Three Celtics made their final run. Bailed out by a Derrick Rose injury to start the playoffs, the Celtics defeated the Hawks and Sixers to get to the East Finals.
In 2012, a second straight year of LeBron and the Miami Heat ended up being too much for the Celtics. Soon, the team dismantled, tanked one season, and midseason traded for Isaiah Thomas. Literally, his presence turned the team around, and now look at them not even two years later.
Kelly Olynyk is a key role player in the Isaiah Thomas-led Celtics’ crew, but he was the franchise player in the fourth quarter. After the Celtics held off the Wizards, despite a heroic effort from Bradley Beal, Olynyk spoke with David Aldridge. He discussed the strong play, the win, and LeBron being up next with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Watch the entire interview below:
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