The Boston Celtics lost the first game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series to the Philadelphia 76ers.
But they bounced back in a big way in Game 2.
The Celtics won Game 2 by a score of 121-87.
But Colin Cowherd is not impressed by the Celtics’ huge win.
He sees the Celtics as similar to former boxer Mike Tyson.
The Celtics gain a ton of confidence in blowout wins, but they are not the same team in close games.
The Celtics have the Mike Tyson quality:
“They get this new found confidence in blow out games… I don’t take anything out of last night.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/5DySPRvYxE
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 4, 2023
Boston was unable to defeat the Sixers in Game 1, despite Philadelphia not having Joel Embiid.
The game was close, and the Celtics had a few blunders late that cost them the game.
Cowherd still thinks the Celtics should be favored in this series because of their experience.
This core has been together for a while, and they made the NBA Finals last season.
Also, they are the highest remaining seed in the Eastern Conference.
But, Boston is far from a perfect team, and it should surprise no one if they get sent home early.
Cowherd also mentioned how the Celtics are 2-3 in “clutch-time” games in the playoffs.
That means five or fewer minutes are remaining and the game is within five points.
Boston is good to blow out their opponent at least once a series, but that might not be enough to see them return to the Finals.
We even saw the Celtics struggle to close out the Atlanta Hawks in the first round.
This Celtics-76ers series might need seven games to decide a winner.
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