The Miami Heat were demolished by the Boston Celtics in Game 4, and it looked as though the entirety of the team bar Victor Oladipo was out of sorts offensively. Hopefully, they are able to bounce back in Game 5.
A recent statistic shared by Kirk Goldsberry has revealed just how bad the Miami Heat starting lineup was offensively. The Heat starters scored 18 total points this game, which is the fewest points by a starting lineup in the playoffs since the 1970-71 season when starters were first tracked.
The Heat starters scored 18 total points. That's the fewest points by a starting 5 in a playoff game since starters were first tracked in 1970-71.
There is no doubt that this was a disappointing performance by the Miami Heat. While it is true that some of their players are nursing injuries, their play was subpar for the standard that they have set for themselves in the past.
Perhaps we will see the Miami Heat put up a better fight against the Boston Celtics in Game 5. They will be on their own home floor. Hopefully, that helps the Miami Heat role players play a lot better on the offensive end, with the home crowd behind them.
As of right now, this series can still be won by either team. A lot of people believe the Celtics will be the team to win this series due to their star power. Some even believe that they'll go all the way to win the 2021-22 NBA championship.
We'll see who ends up coming out on top in the Eastern Conference Finals. The team that wins will likely face the Golden State Warriors, who are up 3-0 on the Dallas Mavericks and could potentially sweep them. There's no doubt that the Finals are bound to be exciting, and we'll find out who will be participating in them soon enough.