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The Celtics use heat losses; Derrick White, separate mention

Rolando del Bosque | ESPN Digital May 25, 2023, 11:14 PM ETRead: 3 min.

NBA beat the Heat 110-97 to extend the Eastern Conference finals

Derrick White had 24 points, including six 3-pointers. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown finished with 21 points as the Celtics dominated the Heat 110-97 and took the series back to Miami for Game 6. Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 18 points.

The Boston Celtics refuse to indulge in the heat of Miami in reaching the NBA finals and tie the Eastern Conference Finals to Game 6 after beating Florida 97-110 at TD Garden.

The “Green Team” dominated the competition from the beginning to the end based on certainty from the arc, the defensive application and the lethality of Derrick White.

These are some of the keys to Boston’s victory in Game 5

Derrick White celebrates a three-pointer in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Photo: Getty

1.- Accurate start in triples and throughout the game

Boston met again, as in Game 4, with whom he was one of the most lethal weapons during the season. Outside shot.

Through the first and second quarters, where the Celtics began to build their lead, they went 7-12 from Saturn, going ahead 61-44 on the scoreboard. That distance could never be fully removed from Miami, which was the closest with 10 points, trying to get closer with three pointers, but this time the look of their “snipers” were turned away with 9-23 hitting, being Haywood Highsmith. more precisely with 3-4 from the bench; Duncan Robinson also contributed 2-3 from long range, but the Heat’s starters made just 2 of 9 attempts.

2.- X Factor: Derrick White

Former San Antonio Spurs Derrick White started as the starter and agreed with coach Joe Mazzulla. The guards scored 24 points in their account, but performed with 6-8 in triples during the 37 minutes he was on the court; He was seconded by former DPOY Marcus Smart, who finished the night 4-6 from the goal.

3. Capitalize on hot turnovers

Miami started Kyle Lowry in place of Gabe Vincent, who missed the game with an ankle injury. The veteran point guard was very erratic, converting four turnovers to another six by Bam Adebayo as the Heat finished with 16 turnovers from which Boston took a 17-point lead.

3.1 Poor contribution from headlines

Only Jimmy Butler and ‘Bam-Bam’ recorded double digits (14 and 16 points respectively), the rest of the starters added four goals together; There were more points from the bench that gave 53 units to Eric Spoelstra’s men.

Game 6 will take place on Saturday (8:30 am ET) at the Kaseya Center.

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