Celtics Final: Trail Blazers 129, Celtics 119- Brutal ending mars good basketball By Bobby Manning Posted on May 2, 2021 Share Tweet Email Print TIP OFF: 7:30 p.m. @ TD Garden RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub TV: NBC Sports Boston Predicted Starting Lineups Celtics G: Marcus Smart G: Evan Fournier SF: Jaylen Brown PF: Jayson Tatum C: Robert Williams III Trailblazers G: Damian Lillard G: CJ McCollum SF: Norman Powell PF: Robert Covington C: Jusuf Nurkic LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis Fourth quarter Nesmith is unconscious. He's up to 16 points on 6-7 shooting The officials were very wrong about an offensive goaltending on Tristan Thompson. Instead of Boston being up 1, McCollum came down and hit a 3 to give Portland a 4 point lead That could be the swing of the game. Carmelo Anthony drilled a 3 and Portland is up 7 with 6:49 left McCollum is catching fire. He hit a 3 to put them up 7 again Marcus Smart was ejected for what the officials deemed an intentional shot to Nurkic's groin Tatum and Brown collided with about :40 left and both limped into the locker room. Brown looked to take the worst of it on his already sore right ankle This game deserved a better ending. The missed goaltend, the questionable ejection, the injuries... this was a great game and went south Third quarter Log in Username or E-mail Password Remember Me Lost your password? LOST PASSWORD LOG IN with Facebook LOG IN with Google LOG IN with Twitter Not subscribed yet? Click below for access to all content: Share Tweet Email Print MORE COVERAGE Final: Red Sox 11, Orioles 6 Final: Rangers 5, Bruins 4 – B’s comeback falls short NBA Notebook: Playoff push or pushover? Who are you going to be, Celtics?