Not fair. Last year I saw Sheed at the head of the choking parade. I saw Chauncey not yet ready despite the Game 2, and he was getting schooled by Rondo. If you thought Amir was the missing piece to beating them, and that it was Flips fault for not playing fringe guys, then i dunno what to say. He would have gotten bullyed by Pierce, let alone Perkins and Powe, and KG would have schooled him. Onto another point, maybe Boston was just better? Atlanta and Cleveland had the luxury of playing against Bizarro-Ray Allen.