Boston Sports Teams On The Wrong Side Of History

Published May 31, 2023 at 8:31

Both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics have suffered playoff heartbreak, dashing the city's hopes of summer championship parades.

In a historic letdown, both teams lost decisive Game 7 matchups to 8th-seeded opponents, making Boston the first city ever to endure such disappointment in both basketball and hockey in the same season. Adding insult to injury, the defeats came at the hands of Florida-based teams, the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers.

Despite high expectations, the Bruins bowed out in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, while the Celtics fought valiantly but ultimately fell in the NBA semi-finals to the Miami Heat after facing a daunting 3-0 series deficit.

These setbacks mark an unfortunate turn for a city accustomed to playoff success. Although both teams have been perennial contenders, the Celtics haven't captured a championship since 2008, and the Bruins' last title came in 2011.

Despite their dominance, the elusive championship rings have remained out of reach for over a decade.
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Boston Sports Teams On The Wrong Side Of History

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