“Pathetic, moribund and absolutely God-awful” Stephen A Smith goes berserk in criticizing Miami Heat for Game 4 choke-job

Stephen A Smith sounds off on the Miami Heat after posting a terrible performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Boston Celtics, the series tied 2-2.

Jimmy Butler slams Stephen A. Smith
Jimmy Butler slams Stephen A. Smith

The Miami Heat have a lot left to prove during the Eastern Conference Finals. However, Game 4 was a complete disappointment with poor performance on offense by the starting roster. The team became a major threat in the East after showing out on defense this season. They ended up acquiring the top spot in the conference as well.

Jimmy Butler Cheering the Miami Heat Fans
Jimmy Butler Cheering the Miami Heat Fans

Jimmy Butler emerged as one of the biggest stars for the Heat organization putting up MVP caliber numbers in an effort to capture his first-ever title. He is currently putting up 26.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game during the playoffs. This included three major 40+ point games with the most recent one coming off against the Boston Celtics in Game 1.

Miami Heat put up disappointing numbers in Game 4 loss versus the Celtics

Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart
Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart

The Miami Heat seemed like clear-cut winners of the ECF this season after spectacular performances during the initial games. Last night had the team in shambles against the Celtics’ defense. They shot 33.3% from the field, 38.9% from three-point range, and a very poor 57.1% from the free-throw line making only 8 of 14 attempts. Defensively, Boston looked stronger recording 11 blocks and 4 steals.

Neither of the Heat starters had more than 10 points each. Butler recorded a very abysmal 6 points, 7 rebounds, and a single assist on 27 minutes of playing time. Their highest numbers came from Victor Oladipo coming off the bench with 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin had a combined total of 26 points.

Stephen A Smith is very disappointed over the Miami Heat

Jayson Tatum and Jimmy Butler
Jayson Tatum and Jimmy Butler

The Miami Heat were certainly not in their element last night and the Celtics had played very smartly in trying to reduce the number of turnovers with better defense. Stephen A Smith was very appreciative of Jayson Tatum who erupted during the game. He said, “The kid is ultra-talented. He’s 6’9” with a tremendous wingspan. He’s got a mid-range game, he’s got a long-range game. He’s got ball-handling skills, he’s got the athleticism to finish at the basketball.”

Smith did not like how Miami had played especially after the bench scored more than the starters combined. He said, “Other than being pathetic, moribund, and absolutely God-awful, I think you could give the Boston Celtic’s defense credit. There is no excuse whatsoever for a number one seed in a conference… Five starters have no excuse for combining for 18 points in a 48-minute game. That is beyond pathetic.”

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