For a brief moment a few days ago, Boston Celtics fans thought that perhaps the rest of the series was lost.
When the Miami Heat managed to secure a win over Boston in Game 3, they took a 2-1 lead in the street series and put the Celtics in a tough spot.
There seemed to be a command of hits in this series.
But that wasn’t the case, as the Celtics stormed out again on Tuesday night, winning a huge Game 4G and winning the series 2-2.
Coach Udoka said that our players discussed in the locker room postgame that we can’t wait until our backs are against the way we play tonight. It’s a 3-game series now, so he said we have to bring it every night.
– Boston Celtics (Celtics) May 24, 2022
After the game, head coach Ime Udoka told his team that it was time to play before.
“We can’t wait until our backs are against the wall to play the way we did tonight,” he told his squad.
He stressed that the Eastern Conference Finals are now a three-game series so the Celtics have to “bring it every night.”
He is not wrong – it is time to stop or stop.
The Celtics are now just two games away from reaching the final – but that means they have to play as if they are just two games away from going home.
Feel the heat
The Hit is playing some impressive basketball in this Eastern Conference final.
However, the Celtics have had no slouches.
In addition, Boston’s two wins in the series have been blown out, giving them at least a 20-point win.
Still, things are going to be tough in Game 5 as the series returns to Miami and the hits lead 3-2.
Udoka is wise to remind his team that things are terrible and that every matchup requires the power of an eliminated game.
They’re so close to the NBA Finals – they can’t relax now.