Celtics had an ample opportunity to put their names in NBA history during Sunday night’s Game 7 against the Miami Heat by the team win. However, they failed to do so because Charles Barkley delivered a lackluster performance that led to a crushing 103-84 defeat on their home court. This unbearable loss leaves a bitter taste and weighs heavily on Celtic’s mind for quite some time.
Jayson Tatum, a key player for the Celtics, suffered an ankle injury within the game’s opening minute, creating havoc. He finished with a mere 14 points, unable to perform in the way his team demanded from him. Celtic struggled from beyond the arc, connecting on 9 of their 42 attempted three-pointers. They cannot find the rhythm and strings together for successful shots, and this inability prevents them from mounting a significant threat against Miami Heat.
At halftime, NBA analyst Charles Barkley did not resist his criticism of the Celtics, lambasting their subpar basketball performance. Unfortunately for Boston, their struggles continued in the 2nd half, finally costing them a coveted spot in the NBA Finals. When we see the other side, the Miami Heat appears to be successful and now has the upper hand to face the Denver Nuggets in the next round, with Game 1 scheduled for Thursday night.