Celtics Fall Behind 3-0 After Blowout Loss In Game 3

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Celtics are one loss away from the end of their season after a disappointing Game 3 against the Miami Heat.

Boston led only twice in what turned out to be a 128 to 102 loss to Miami. The Celtics only managed 17 points in the third quarter and only outscored the Heat in the fourth, when both teams had pulled their starters from the game.

The Celtics now find themselves down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the No. 8-seeded Miami Heat and history is not on their side. No team has ever won a series after going down 3-0 in NBA History, and to add insult to injury, the Heat are yet to lose a game at home this postseason.

WBZ's Chris Fama spoke with WBZ TV's Levan Reid and got his thoughts on the Celtics' performance.

"Embarrassing, they were not prepared to play for a game that they know they needed to win," he said. "When you watch a Celtics team with a storied franchise just kind of lie down and let this happen it's embarrassing."

But how did a Celtics team that came back down 3-2 against a team led by the NBA MVP end up in this position?

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"I think they thought after the Sixers this was going to be a cakewalk and they realized [now] that it's not going to happen," Reid said. "Miami is just out-toughening them, outplaying them, and out-everything-ing them."

If the Celtics do end up losing Game 4 and crash out of the playoffs, Reid thinks the Celtics will need to make changes, starting with Head Coach Joe Mazzula.

"If they get swept he's out, I think he should be out," he said.

Game 4 against the Heat is Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30.

WBZ'a Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.

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