Originally Posted by AngelEyes
They didn't shut anyone up the last couple of seasons. They were defeated each of the last two seasons by the Heat, soundly defeated in 2011, in only the second round. I assume their goal is to win championships and I don't know how not even making it to the finals, or in 2011 not even making it to the eastern conference finals, is shutting anyone up. They're only getting older, things are not just going to stay the same or get easier. Miami has the better team and has beaten them the last two seasons. Boston's title chances are diminishing.
They didn't get to the finals due to one foul call short in '11 and to magic surge of James and Wade in '12, comparable to that '00 Lakers run over the Blazers. Got unlucky twice, that's it.