The Miami Heat could’ve been arriving in Denver by now.
Instead, they’re getting ready to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden for a must-win Game 7.
The Heat had not one but two major chances to close the series out in Game 6, but Duncan Robinson missed both.
That’s why NBA analyst Craig Carton jokingly claims that he no longer trusts him as a basketball player.
.@craigcartonlive has lost ALL confidence in Duncan Robinson 😅
"I don't want Duncan Robinson shooting the ball!" pic.twitter.com/rnha692CKb
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) May 29, 2023
Notably, Robinson had fallen out of Erik Spoelstra’s rotation as quickly and drastically as he had entered the mix a couple of years ago.
He established himself as one of the most efficient three-point shooters in the league, and while he had to put a lot of work into his subpar defense to leave Spoelstra’s doghouse this season, it’s still evident that his shooting was the only reason why he was on the court in this series, let alone in the clutch.
So, having him miss not one but two wide-open looks from beyond the arc makes it hard to justify his presence on the floor; but it happens to the best of us.
It seems like nothing has gone Miami’s way since they went up 3-0 in the series, even losing on one of the most shocking, memorable, and heartbreaking game-winners in the history of this beautiful sport.
It’s easy to point the finger at Robinson for missing those two three-pointers, but Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo also missed dozens of shots altogether, so it wouldn’t be fair to put all the blame on their streaky sharpshooter.NEXT: Analyst Warns Heat Culture Could Get 'Eviscerated' By A Game 7 Loss