Shoutout to the city of Boston, who made embarrassing sports history last night after the Celtics got destroyed by the Miami Heat in Game 7
The Boston Celtics fell to the Miami Heat last night 103-84 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and Caleb Martin added 26 as the Miami destroyed Boston to punch their tickets to the NBA Finals against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.
With the win, Miami became just the second 8-seed to reach the NBA Finals, joining the 1999 New York Knicks, which happened in a locked-out shortened 50-game regular season.
As we all know, the Celtics were looking to become the first team in 151 tries to win an NBA playoff series after losing the first three games.
That of course did not happen as sports fans weighed in on last night’s Celtics defeat on Twitter, while John Hollinger dished out this fun little stat that has been ripping Boston apart.
Boston is now the first city EVER to lose a Game 7 at home in an 8th seeded opponent in both hockey and basketball in the same season.
Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins Make History
The Boston Bruins set an NHL regular season points record and then were upset by the Florida Panthers in the playoffs, which was honestly way more embarrassing (at the time) given they just put together one of the best regular seasons in hockey ever. They held a 3-1 series lead against the Panthers in the first round before blowing Game 7 after taking a 3-2 lead in the final minute before losing in overtime.
To Note: The Florida Panthers are now in the Stanley Cup Finals so it makes the Bruins’ first round upset a little more bearable.
The Celtics fell behind 3-0 to Miami which was honestly the biggest disappointment of the series, before ultimately losing in Game 7. Not only did they lose Game 7, but they completely fell apart and got destroyed by Jimmy Butler and the Heat.
Not as bad, but the performance itself in Game 7 was certainly an ugly one.
Look, I don’t really hate the Boston Celtics as much as the majority of Sixers fans do on social media. First, the Philadelphia vs Boston rivalry died over 30 years ago and lately, it’s hard to even consider Boston a “rival” since they always kick our ass (shoutout Joel Embiid).
I also don’t really care about hockey given the fact that the Philadelphia Flyers have been an absolute dumpster fire for the majority of my time here on planet Earth.
I do however, like this little note about them losing two Game 7’s in the same calendar year because that will hopefully get people to move on from the fact that the city of Philadelphia had lost an MLS Championship, a World Series, and a Super Bowl all in the same season, which in my opinion is definitely worse that what happened in Boston but I’ll keep that to myself and let the rest of you on social media go crazy burying the Celtics.
Another cities’ pain is certainly my pleasure, even more so when it’s Boston.
In the end, I’m just ready to move on from a wild year in sports and shift focus over to the Philadelphia Phillies, who almost certainly end my life by October.