The Boston Celtics are currently staring at a possible end to their season.
For much of the year, many people predicted they could again go all the way to the NBA Finals.
But sitting with a 3-2 deficit against the Philadelphia 76ers, that seems less likely now.
Losing is always bad but the way they lost on Tuesday night has many people questioning their path forward.
“The 76ers beat the brakes off the Celtics; this was a demolition job. The Celtics are in trouble,” Shannon Sharpe said on Wednesday’s Undisputed.
“The 76ers beat the brakes off the Celtics; this was a demolition job. The Celtics are in trouble.”@ShannonSharpe reacts to Sixers taking 3-2 series lead vs. Celtics pic.twitter.com/6OHjJNZ3JG
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 10, 2023
From start to finish, the 76ers seemed to have a handle on the Celtics in Tuesday’s Game 5, according to Sharpe.
Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, and James Harden all worked efficiently and made life miserable for the Celtics, who were off their game offensively.
“You can’t shoot 40 percent, allow the other team to shoot 50 percent, and think you’re gonna win a ballgame. You’re not,” Sharpe said about the struggling Celtics.
He added that although Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played well, no one else on the team showed up.
That will clearly have to change if the team wants to win this series.
The Celtics ended the season as the second seed in the East and there were many predictions of them going very far in the playoffs.
Now they are struggling to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The comments that Sharpe – and others – have said about the Celtics should be noted by head coach Joe Mazzulla.
Their backs are now against the wall and they simply cannot give the 76ers big victories like they did on Tuesday night.NEXT: Fans React To JJ Redick Interviewing For Raptors HC Position