It didn’t take Charles Barkley lengthy to make his Celtics-Warmth Sport 5 choose throughout TNT’s “Contained in the NBA” postgame present Tuesday evening.

With them down six heading into halftime, Barkley wrote off the Celtics as “mentally weak” throughout Sport 4’s halftime present. 

The Celtics would storm again early within the third quarter with an 18-0 run that may put them up for good, strolling away with a 116-99 victory. 

Now, the TNT analyst and NBA legend thinks the Warmth could possibly be those in hassle. 

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“I feel Sport 5 goes to be a cakewalk for the Celtics,” Barkley stated. “I feel they’re going to have a lot vitality as a result of not getting swept is just not an accomplishment, they don’t get a cookie. However now they get to return house and that place goes to be loud, it’s going to be unimaginable. I feel they’re going to kill Miami subsequent sport.

“And I’m going to inform you one thing else, Sport 6 in Miami goes to be Sport 7 for Miami,” he continued. “… Let me inform you one thing, I can’t get to FanDuel fast sufficient.”

The Celtics are eight-point favorites and -300 moneyline favorites at FanDuel to win Sport 5 on their house ground.

Boston will make historical past if they will come again and win the sequence — no NBA crew has ever gained a sequence after taking place 3-0.

Sportsbooks seem to assume they nonetheless have a shot. 

FanDuel has the Celtics as +210 underdogs to win the sequence and the Warmth as a comparatively modest -260 favourite to make it to the NBA Finals.