The Boston Celtics have the best opportunity to write their names in NBA history books tonight.
They’ll host the Miami Heat for a crucial Game 7, looking to punch their tickets to the NBA Finals.
And as good as the Heat were in the playoffs and early in the series, Shannon Sharpe believes they should pack an extra bag so they can get their vacations started already.
Sharpe pointed out the fact that home teams in Game 7s have a 70+% winning percentage, adding that the Heat know they dropped the ball and missed their many opportunities to close this out while they still could.
"He knows that they squandered an opportunity…I'm gonna take the Celtics."
Shannon Sharpe on Erik Spoelstra and the Heat heading into Game 7 🗣
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 29, 2023
Miami could’ve closed them out in Game 6 when Jimmy Butler seemingly iced the game with his clutch free throws.
Then, Derrick White’s epic game-winner stunned them on their own court, just when it seemed like they were Finals bound.
Moreover, people seem to be ignoring the fact that the Denver Nuggets have had plenty of time to rest, heal, and watch film ahead of the upcoming NBA Finals.
Regardless of their rival, they’ll have homecourt advantage, which is also a significant edge in Colorado’s thin air.
Things couldn’t have gone any better for the Nuggets in this series, all things considered.
This seven-game series has been exhausting physically, mentally, and emotionally for both teams, and even if the Celtics manage to make history and win tonight, they may not have the stamina left to deal with Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Michael Porter Jr. after such a long grind.NEXT: Kendrick Perkins Says A Celtics Comeback Means Nothing If They Don't Win A Championship