The Boston Celtics woke up and survived the Eastern Conference Finals after avoiding a sweep by the Miami Heat after the 17-time NBA champions completely dominated South Florida in the second half. Kasya Center by a score of 116-99 this Tuesday night.
Miami held a nine-point lead midway through the second quarter and looked poised to officially rival the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history after the “Mile High City” team swept last Monday. reached those examples. Los Angeles Lakers.
Jayson Tatum Led The Celtics Awakening
However, the Celtics showed why they won 13 more games than their opponents in the regular season, and after cutting the deficit to six points at half-time, they destroyed the Heat in the second half, winning 66–43. have won.
The revival of the Celtics was also based on the awakening of their top star, with Jayson Tatum having his best game of the series by scoring 33 points, recovering 11 rebounds and delivering seven assists.
Boston spread offense
In addition, Boston had six players who recorded double figures in scoring, including Tatum (34), Jaylen Brown (16), Derrick White (16), Grant Williams (14), Al Horford (12) and Marcus Smart. (11).
Instead, Miami suffered 17 turnovers and only Jimmy Butler stood out offensively by scoring 29 points, pulling down nine boards and passing five baskets.
What’s next in the Eastern Conference Finals?
With this result, the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts will have the opportunity to see at least one more matchup between the Heat and the Celtics as Game 5 takes place next Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. ET in Mexico).