'Inexcusable' mistakes put C's on brink

Uncharacteristic blunders in crunch time of Game 4 could prove to be a nail in the coffin

Updated: May 10, 2011, 2:43 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Years from now, when they gather to reminisce about the old days, the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics will trade pleasant memories of spirited comebacks and victories generated by the guile of seasoned veterans -- until someone brings up Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

And that's when they'll start choking on their corn dogs.

It is one thing to fall victim, as coach Doc Rivers has termed it, to the "greatness'' of LeBron ...

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