The Celtics came back from a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter — cutting the margin to 4 — but could not catch the Knicks in Game 6 Friday night. Overrated ball hog Carmelo Anthony scored 7 straight points, snapped a string of 19 consecutive 3-point misses, and led the Knicks to an 88-80 victory over the gritty, graying Celtics.
And now we wonder, what happens to the Celtics we grew to know and love?
Will Doc Rivers leave? Will the Celtics trade Paul Pierce or buy him out of his contract? Will Kevin Garnett retire after 18 seasons?
No one knows anything. And there was a ton of ambiguity in the Celtics dressing room after the game. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Dan Shaughnessy is a Globe columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.