The Boston Celtics were looking to make NBA history on Monday night, hoping to defeat the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals and reach the championship yet again.
Instead, they were completely trounced by the Heat in Boston and their season is over.
On Tuesday morning, Skip Bayless had tons of praise for the Heat – and tons of criticism for the Celtics.
“I’d like to congratulate the Miami Heat because that is what I call a basketball team,” Bayless said on Undisputed.
Bayless then went into great detail about what caused such a massive defeat for the Celtics.
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“Erik Spoelstra went right in that locker room after Game 6 and said, ‘We can and will do this,'” Bayless said about what he envisioned.
He added something that many other people have said: “They have created a culture that is, to me, just stronger than the Boston culture.”
There are numerous analysts speaking about the problems persisting in Boston.
They are clearly one of the best teams in the league – they wouldn’t have gotten so far if they weren’t.
But there are definitely issues within the team that need to be addressed if they hope to return to the Finals and win big.
Bayless stated that the team played poorly all night and again “lived and died” by the three-pointer.
Those were just some of their problems.
The Celtics are in a difficult position because it isn’t entirely clear what’s plaguing them the most and causing them to fall so painfully short of their goals.
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