“It’s not a prisoner of the moment”
After Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, fans and analysts are confident the series will be won by the Celtics. While the Heat drew first blood with a Game 1 win, the Celtics tied the streak with a blowout Game 2 victory.
The Celtics showed their depth with the return of Marcus Smart and Al Horford to the roster. The team was without two of its starters in Game 1 and lost to the Heat by 11.
With their starters back on the team, the Celtics led by 25 points at halftime in Game 2 and closed the game with the same differential.
On “First Things First,” Chris Broussard reacted to the Celtics’ Game 2 win. He said emphatically that the series was the Celtics’ and they were the better team. He also predicted that while the Heat might win another game, the Celtics would close the series in Game 6.
“It’s not a prisoner of the moment. Miami can win another game (I actually predicted Boston in 6), but they’re not winning this series,” Broussard said. “The Celtics are simply the best team. We can all see that.”
Chris Broussard thinks no team can beat the Boston Celtics but themselves
The Boston Celtics had a great season under coach Ime Udoka, finishing the regular season as the fourth seed in the East. The Celtics have proven to be the toughest team to beat in the playoffs.
Their first-round meeting against the Brooklyn Nets with future Hall of Famers Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving ended with the Celtics knocking them out 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals.
Their series against the Milwaukee Bucks proved to be their toughest encounter yet as they forced the Bucks to Game 7 and stole the win over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.
After a poor start to the Conference Finals, Chris Broussard firmly believes the Celtics will be the winners of the Eastern Conference Finals. He said the Celtics are the strongest team and as such can only be defeated by themselves.
“The Celtics are simply the better team. We all see it. Better offensively, defensively and through the eye test,” Broussard said. “It’s going to be Boston’s easiest series. Only Boston can fight.”