Boston’s Game 7 record is 21-8. For the third time in franchise history, the Celtics lost a series after taking a 3-2 lead. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
NBA Finals dream ends, along with an era
Goodbye to a season, and to the (new) Big Three
By Dan Shaughnessy Globe Columnist / June 10, 2012
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The Heat came up big in crunch time to beat the Celtics in Game 7, as the curtain came down on the era of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen.
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