The Heat will face the next two games at home against the Celtics. They have never lost at home this postseason.
Miami Heat silenced the TD Garden again on Friday night by prevailing against Boston Celtics 111-105, taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Con Jimmy Butler as a figure, the visiting team achieved a comeback of 12 points and was left with the victory.
The Heat are no longer a surprise. They reached the playoffs through the play-ins and now they are positioned as one of the great candidates for the title. The more pressure, the better results. His absolute leader, Butler, who tonight closed his form with 27 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.
In addition, Miami had the great contribution of Bam Adebayowho touched the triple double with 22 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists, and a Gabe Vincent extraordinary who converted 25 points coming off the bench.
For their part, the Celtics failed to maintain the advantage they had achieved in various parts of the game. After wasting 13 points in their favor in the first half, they did not know how to defend the 12 margin they had in the fourth quarter. In that last quarter, when the locals prevailed by 9 points, Grant Williams faced Butlerwho took that provocation as motivation and was in charge of reversing the score.
“It’s a healthy competition and I love it. I’m always here to compete. I like to talk sometimes. As long as we win, that’s fine with me,” Butler said of that run-in with Williams. And he completed: “These guys never give up. We never give up. We love playing as a team. We have so much faith and trust in each other.”
Boston’s most outstanding player was Jayson Tatum, who finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but only scored from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, when his team needed him most. further back appeared Jaylen Brownwith 16 points and a very low percentage of successes in field goals, with only 7 converted from 23 attempts.
The series now moves to Miami for the next two episodes. There is a fact that excites Heat: Never lost a home game this postseasonin which they eliminated Chicago Bulls en play-in, a Milwaukee Buck in the first round now New York Knicks in the semifinals.
The numbers speak for themselves: The franchise that led 2-0 in a playoff series advanced 312 times out of 339 in NBA history. If they win the next two matches, Miami will advance to the grand finale for the ring, where they will face the winner of the match between Los Angeles Lakers y Denver Nuggetswhich are imposed by 2-0.
With information from EFE.
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