2018 NBA Playoffs

Robb: An old Achilles’ heel doomed the Celtics in Game 6

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CLEVELAND — There weren’t a lot of surprises over the course of Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night. LeBron James delivered his usual masterpiece performance with his season on the line. The Celtics delivered their usual postseason road lull, waiting until the second quarter to fall apart at the seams on the offensive end for a few crucial minutes.

Despite these expected developments, the hot shooting of Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown gave the Celtics a chance deep into the second half of this contest. They remained within striking distance for virtually the entire fourth quarter as they chipped the Cavs lead down to seven on multiple occasions with a storyline that was similar to Game 4.

Yet, one old foe kept on re-emerging every time the C’s were on the verge of making things interesting against James and his supporting cast.