Who deserves a slice of blame pie for the Boston Celtics’ Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat?

In Game 1 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics took on a familiar foe in the Miami Heat at TD Garden on Wednesday night. But after a horrendous third quarter of the game where they were outscored by 46-25, the Celtics were beaten by 123-116 to go down 0-1 in the series to date.

Where did the Celtics go astray in how they approached the game in this most critical of contests? Why do they keep performing poorly at home in the playoffs over and over again despite having claimed they have learned valuable lessons from past instances of subpar play in high-leverage games? Who is getting a slice of the blame pie for this avoidable loss?

Join the hosts fo the CLNS Media “Garden Report” podcast as Bobby Manning and Josue Pavon break down the Game 1 loss onsite at TD Garden.

The duo discusses the Celtics’ confounding performance and who is to blame for their poor showing in a contest they needed to win to feel secure about this series.

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