It’s been a tale of two completely different teams for the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Erik Spoelstra’s side was confident, petty, and even borderline cocky in their first three games vs. the Boston Celtics, and all that seems to be gone now.
Even former Heat star Tim Hardaway believes the team’s mojo is gone, and he said on The Carton Show that he doesn’t think they can muster enough energy to get the job done on the road in Game 7.
.@HardawaySr thinks the Heat are in trouble 🤔
"I just think the Heat have lost all of their gas, their mojo is gone." pic.twitter.com/nRYTl98C7G
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) May 29, 2023
Heat star Jimmy Butler recently guaranteed that they’d finish the job and close out this series in Boston, but he said the same thing ahead of Games 4, 5, and 6.
Coach Spoelstra has also shown plenty of confidence in his team’s ability to bounce back, yet they have been overmatched and way over their heads in their past three games of the series.
It’s hard to envision Spoelstra dropping four games in a row against the very same rival, especially after the epic postseason run they’ve had thus far.
Then again, the No. 8 seed Miami Heat may not have enough firepower, talent, or even stamina to match up vs. an inspired Celtics team that’s on the verge of making history.
The TD Garden is one of the most hostile environments for visiting teams, let alone a major rival like the Heat.
The arena will be loud and pumping, and all the pressure will be on the underdogs to try and avoid one of the most humiliating playoff meltdowns this game has ever seen.NEXT: Analyst Says He Has 'Lost All Confidence' In 1 Heat Player