A series that seemed closed, after the clear success of the Celtics in Miami on Wednesday, will instead find its epilogue in race-7. Coach Spoelstra: “It’s the most logical conclusion”
The Miami leader produces a stellar test, becomes the great protagonist of race-6 and allows the Florida team to move to the TD Garden. 47 points, his career high in the postseason, nine rebounds and eight assists for a cinema Butler. “Jimmy was exceptional – underlines coach Spoelstra – against an excellent defense like the one in Boston we needed a great performance from our star, he responded present and dragged us to success”. Despite the ailments Butler managed to stay on the court for 46 ‘without showing any bending. “I worked hard just to be able to produce such performances – says Jimmy Butler – the credit also goes to my teammates who were extraordinary. I also have to thank Wade for the message he sent me this morning and which motivated me”. “We have conceded too many comfortable shots to Butler – comments Celtics coach Ime Udoka – his aggression made the difference but on a defensive level we were not disciplined”.
We go to race-7
A series that seemed closed, after the clear success of the Celtics in Miami on Wednesday, will instead find its epilogue in race-7, Sunday in Florida. “In the end I think it’s right – comments Erik Spoelstra – two really solid teams, game-7 is the most logical conclusion. The two most beautiful words of professional sport are: game seven, Sunday will be a beautiful game”. “We have won two matches on the Heat parquet in this series – underlines coach Udoka – so we have faith in ourselves. However, we need to limit turnover and start on the right foot, which we did not do this evening”. Adebayo, on the other hand, removes a few pebbles from his shoes. “Everyone was convinced that the series was closed – says the long from Miami – the forecasts of the experts gave us the right motivation, now we want to finish the work in race-7”. “If I am confident of our success in Miami on Sunday? – asks Tatum – of course, from 1 to 10 I say 10”.
Tatum not very incisive in the 4th period
30 points and nine rebounds for Jayson Tatum, statistically a respectable performance but the Celtics superstar seemed too passive in the final fraction, incredibly taking only one shot from the field and producing four turnover. “Miami started doubling Jayson in the fourth period – underlines Ime Udoka – we should have moved the ball better around the perimeter”. “I’m not sure what happened – says Tatum – I tried not to force and execute our gameplan. We paid dearly for our turnover”.
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