As if the Miami hit wasn’t bad enough already.
The Eastern Conference lost 127-102 to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the final, the East’s number-one was a rough Thursday night.
It was a tough loss and the series for Games 3 and 4 gave Boston the advantage of going to Massachusetts.
The Heat didn’t look like their regular own, only a sloping and clumsy game with Jimmy Butler, really doing something serious.
The heat is terrible tonight. No urgency, no effort, no perseverance. Halfhearted defense. Not a fight for loose balls. Put up any fights on board. Just embarrassing. Pat Riley would consider it an insult.
– Skip Bayless (eRealSkipBayless) May 20, 2022
Skip Bayless quickly succumbed to the heat by shouting at them for their poor performance.
“The heat is terribly bad tonight,” Belles tweeted.
He added: “There is no urgency, no effort, no determination. Halfhearted defense. Not a fight for loose balls. Put up any fights on board. Just embarrassing. Pat Riley would find it insulting. “
The Bells hit isn’t bad about playing badly – it was definitely a terrible night for the team.
But anyone who counts out the team should reconsider.
Getting heated again
This is a talented Miami team that had a very close night.
Game 2 can be a low point for the team and they can easily turn around and play much better again.
One should not count Eric Spoilstra, the head coach, who has consistently shown that he is one of the best coaches in the league.
He will definitely look at the team’s weak points on Thursday night – and will do whatever he can to fix them.
If so, the heat can still be felt in Boston while they are playing.
The rest of the series is not going to be a hit – or easy for the Celtics – but anyone who is already writing a compliment to the heat is getting a little premature.