Might I add, he later stated he does not expect Ray Allen to return, which has much to do with the emergence of Avery Bradley, as well as the opportunity he has to land one last pretty contract. Regardless, this doesn’t necessarily look like a make or break year to me for the Celtics anymore. Yes, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are getting old. But they have at least a few years left in the tank before they slide, and Rondo is budding into a superstar. With a few more pieces, this is a team that will not go away in the next few years, barring an unlikely Rondo departure. In terms of tonight’s game, I got the Heat. I would love to see the Celtics pull one off, but there’s just no way they beat Miami at home twice in a row. I don’t want to say it’s not possible, but I think the odds are surely in the Heat’s favor. 107-103 Miami is my shot in the dark.