The Houston Rockets, who have the worst record in the Western Conference with 16 wins and 52 losses, caused a major upset by defeating the Boston Celtics. The Celtics, who are considered one of the top teams in the NBA, have been struggling as of late, and this loss to the Rockets is a testament to their recent woes.
The game was a closely contested battle, with both teams exchanging leads. However, the Rockets managed to pull off the upset, thanks to a missed layup from Boston All-Star MVP Jayson Tatum as the final buzzer sounded. Tatum’s missed shot drew criticisms from fans, who wondered why head coach Joe Mazzulla gave him the last shot when Jaylen Brown was on fire.
Brown performed remarkably, scoring 17 points in the fourth period, while the rest of the Celtics combined for just 12. Brown’s stellar play made many people question why the team didn’t go to him during the final stretch, as he had proven to be Boston’s best player. Tatum, on the other hand, had an off-shooting night as he struggled to get it going from the outset. He struggled from beyond the arc, making only two of 10 three-point attempts..
The loss to the Rockets is just the latest setback for the Celtics, who had the NBA’s best record for most of the season.
The Celtics had the best record in the NBA throughout the season, but their performance has declined since late January. They won against the Toronto Raptors with a record of 35-12 on January 21.
However, their record has dropped to 12-10 since then, allowing the Milwaukee Bucks to surpass them in the standings. They are currently holding onto the second seed in the Eastern Conference with only a one-game lead over the Philadelphia 76ers, who have a record of 45-22.
Fans react to Celtics loss to Rockets; at risk of dropping out of top four in Eastern Conference
The Boston Celtics, one of the top teams in the NBA this season, are at risk of dropping out of the top four in the Eastern Conference. This would be a significant blow for the team, who had looked like legitimate championship contenders when the season tipped off.
The Celtics have been struggling lately, losing games they should have won and failing to live up to their potential. With just a few games left in the regular season, the team must turn things around quickly to avoid an embarrassing slide down the standings.
After the Celtics’ embarrassing defeat against the Rockets, fans rapidly shared their opinions and reactions.
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