The Boston Celtics took another step by beating the Miami Heat on Thursday, 110-97, to move closer to the top (2-3-2) in the final series of the Eastern Conference. nba.
With the victory, the Celtics avoided elimination for the second consecutive game and now returns to Miami with a best-of-seven series. Heat (32), who can end the series with a victory on Saturday in the next challenge.
The chatsecond seeds, to be avoided from the first game. The Heat enter the playoffs as the eighth seed.
The chat now they’re close to a new road going 3-0, so no team has made it to the playoffs.
TD Garden have not been kind to their home crowd in their ranks, losing five of their last eight games in BostonMeanwhile Heat He won all six of his home games before Tuesday’s first knockout final in Miami.
The Tide have now been denied for the second game their first chance to book their ticket to the NBA Finals. nba in four seasons.
But they still have the ability to join New York 1998-99 Knicks as the only eighth-seed in the league to advance to the NBA Finals nba.
The Miami quintet is one victory away from fighting for the fourth ring in its history, after those of 2006, 2012 and 2013, in the seventh final.
The last of those finals ended in defeat against Los Angeles High School in the 2020 playoffs, which were played behind closed doors in Disney World (Florida) due to the pandemic.
The chat They led as much as 61-44 at halftime thanks to Jaylen Brown’s 15-point spurt.
“The only thing that can stop us is ourselves,” Brown said after the win. “Tonight we were playing harder as a team. We set the tone from start to finish.”
The Celtics are still in season they took their success from the first quarter, a 35-20 riot of three pointers won, and they did not let go until the end.
Confirming a clear turnaround in form, especially everyone except Al Horford. exaggerated 21″ points or more, with 24 points being the most outstanding Derrick White.
Celtics’ offensive leader Jayson Tatum (11 assists and 8 rebounds) contributed 21 points, with Brown adding to the total and M. Smart adding 23 points.
The Celtics are still up against the wall, as a loss will mean elimination in Saturday’s Game 6 against the Tide, but the media has been there on a historic quest. In fact, in 150 occasions, a team trailing 3-0 has never won a series in seven games.