The Boston Celtics will face the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the East Finals on Monday night at the TD Garden. This is a huge contest for them in order to avoid a 3-1 hole and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick fully believes the C's will pull through.
“Go C’s tonight. Big one.
“Two great teams. Obviously two great guys at the top there with Brad (Stevens) and Pat Riley. Those two have put together two great teams, and I’m sure it will be a battle. Got to go with the hometown guys.” https://t.co/P6oTyx1uk4
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 23, 2022
Not really a surprise that Belichick is picking the Celtics. They'll definitely be fired up about his prediction. Boston had a clear chance to take advantage on Saturday after Jimmy Butler exited at halftime with a knee injury. But, Ime Udoka's squad couldn't complete the comeback after getting outplayed during the first two quarters.
Playing at home is always a benefit for the Celtics though and you can certainly expect Jayson Tatum to be a lot better on Monday. He had just 10 points in Game 3, while Jaylen Brown did most of the damage with a 40-piece of his own.
Maybe Belichick will even be in attendance. If not, he'll definitely be supporting his fellow Boston team from home as they look to even up the series at two games apiece. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET. Let's hope Tatum and Brown can both flourish and lead the Celtics to a crucial W.