Time for ‘main adjustments’ after Celtics ‘give up’
Magic Johnson believes the Celtics must make “main adjustments” after touchdown in a 3-0 gap within the Japanese Convention finals.
After Boston’s listless 128-102 loss to the eighth-seeded Warmth in Recreation 3 on Sunday, the Lakers legend joined Charles Barkley in ripping the second-seeded Celtics.
“In my 44 years of being related to the NBA I by no means thought I’d see a Boston Celtics staff, a franchise with 17 Championships, give up,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
“I do know Celtics followers everywhere in the world should be disgusted and devastated.”
In a separate put up, Johnson added: “It’s time for the Boston Celtics to make main adjustments.”
Miami received the primary two video games of the collection on the street at TD Backyard, earlier than Sunday’s blowout win on their dwelling flooring at Kaseya Heart.
Johnson has a deep historical past with the Celtics.
The Corridor of Fame level guard’s Lakers beat Boston two of 3 times within the NBA Finals through the Eighties.
Former All-star guard Vince Carter, who joined ESPN as an analyst after retiring in 2020, additionally weighed in on Boston’s future throughout Monday’s installment of “Get Up.”
“For good motive you need to reevaluate,” Carter stated, whereas leaning on the facet of warning about doubtlessly splitting up Boston’s stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
In the meantime, Barkley roasted the Celtics throughout TNT’s postgame present, when the “Contained in the NBA” crew interviewed Warmth guard Gabe Vincent, who completed with 29 factors.
“Clearly you didn’t watch the sport tonight,” Barkley replied when Vincent stated he expects the Celtics to come back out sturdy in Recreation 4.
“Speaking about well-coached and don’t lay down? Hey, go take a look at the tape once more.”
Recreation 4 is about for Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET in Miami.
The Lakers are additionally down 3-0 to the Denver Nuggets within the Western Convention finals, with Recreation 4 happening Monday night time at Crypto.com Area.