Many expected Boston Celtics to secure their ticket to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010 approaching Game 6 at TD Garden. Having already beaten the likes of Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets in the same playoffs, Ime Udoka was destined and desperate to close out the series against Miami Heat. But in turn the reality was all about Jimmy Butler and his heroics, which even praised former Celtics player Kendrick Perkins.
There is no doubt in stating that Perkins is supporting his former team to win the Conference Finals. Having stamped their authority over Heat in games 4 and 5, Celtics looked to completely outplay and feed upon the defensive voids of their opposition. But in Game 6 all was said and done until Butler managed to register 47 points against his name to secure a victory for his team.
Kendrick Perkins blames Celtics for defensive lapses in Heat’s Game 6 victory
To those who missed Game 6 action, right from tip-off, both teams were neck and neck. When it mattered the most, the Heat kept their calm and made some brilliant plays to come out with a 111-103 win.
Expressing his disappointment at the Boston Celtics’ loss, Kendrick Perkins sent out a tweet, which read, “The officials ain’t the reason the Celtics lost. The Heat kicked their ass tonight and straight punked them! That was a good ass game. Real Talk.”
That being said, with a place in the NBA Finals on the line, the Celtics will travel to the FTX Arena for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. They have certainly been terrific throughout the playoffs, but it all comes down to what happens in the matchup on Sunday. Will Al Horford be able to break his jinx of being the most experienced player to never feature in the NBA Finals? Or will the Heat manage to secure their 2nd NBA Finals appearance in 3 years? All speculations shall be answered when the finale begins on Sunday.