Richard Jefferson Makes Worst Prediction Possible as In-Season Bracket Falls Apart After Just 4 Hours

Published 12/05/2023, 12:36 AM EST

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The Boston Celtics faithful are feeling the blues after the Indiana Pacers knocked them out of the In-Season tournament. However, there’s one person who is even more troubled than the fans. Many, including Richard Jefferson, made certain predictions about the new tournament. Despite others hitting the nail on the head with their predictions, Jefferson’s crystal ball went haywire when he foretold the Celtics’ fate, only to watch them crumble in their game. 

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The 43-year-old took to his X account to share his prediction and the disappointment following the fallout. 

Richard Jefferson is not impressed with his own prediction

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With the beginning of the In-Season tournament knockout action on Monday, excitement was palpable among fans and analysts alike. Taking to his social media, Jefferson shared how the Boston Celtics might be the one winning the trophy.

Captioning the post, “Brackets Finished!” RJ was all set for the action to begin. Unfortunately, just 4 hours after his prediction, the Celtics lost their chance to head to Las Vegas.

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Sharing his disappointment over his worst prediction, Jefferson wrote, “Such a perfect caption.”

With the Celtics having bitten the dust in the tournament, the team is now gearing up for a regular-season showdown where they’ll face either the Knicks or Bucks. The outcome hinges on the other Eastern Conference quarterfinal winner between New York and Milwaukee. While the ex-NBA star’s assumption didn’t pan out, the team did their best to stop their opponents. 

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Tyrese Haliburton proved Richard Jefferson’s prediction wrong

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Tyrese Haliburton stole the spotlight against the Celtics, putting on a dazzling performance. He notched up his first-ever triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and a stunning 13 assists, leaving spectators in awe as the Pacers won 122-112 to advance to the Semis in Vegas.

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He was ably supported by Buddy Hield with 21 points, and Myles Turner with 17 points and 10 rebounds. 7 Pacers scored in double figures, as Indiana lit it up from deep, making 19 of their 40 attempts.

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The Boston Celtics were impressive as well. Tatum recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 32 points and 12 rebounds. However, it wasn’t enough to stop the Pacers from heading to the semi-finals. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pritha Debroy

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