Through the first two games, the Brooklyn Nets dominated almost every aspect of the game. It became clear that the Celtics are just outmatched and in way over their heads against the Brooklyn big three, and most predicted a 4-game sweep.
But thanks to the amazing heroics of Jayson Tatum, who scored 50 points on the night, it was Boston who shocked the world with the win, and now face the chance to tie the series up a 2 on Sunday.
Naturally, it probably won't do much to change the outcome of the series. Brooklyn is the deeper, more talented team. But, at the very least, the Celtics aren't going out without a fight and are finally showing that heart and passion their fans have been looking for all season long.
It also sends a message to the rest of the league that this team isn't completely unbeatable.
If the Celtics can steal a game, what might Milwaukee, Philadelphia, or even L.A. do against them? That much remains to be seen, and it will no doubt be a whole lot of fun to watch.
For the Celtics, Tatum is their future and they will only go as far as he takes them. This summer, expect the team to build around him in order to improve their standing in the East. Certainly, a healthy Jaylen Brown will go a long way.