They still live! With a 110-97 record, the Boston Celtics extended their Eastern Conference finals series by one game at TD Garden, cutting Miami’s lead to 3-2. In the competition, where the heat had the loss of the starting base, Gabe Vincent, in addition to the already known Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo.
For the Celtics, Derrick White (24 points), Marcus Smart (23 points), Jaylen Brown (21 points) and Jayson Tatum (21 points) scored 20 points. While for the Heat, it was Duncan Robinson who scored the most drives with 18.
Jayson Tatum opened the game as a scorer with a double, after disappearing from the main series, now back like a phoenix. In the first quarter of the provinces there was absolute dominance, which was crowned by Alba in the triple bomb. They finish with a 35-20 advantage.
In the second period, Miami put some points on the scoreboard through Duncan Robinson and Haywood Highsmith, but the difference was even more terrible with 61-44, Boston had taken a step back and the fans were dreaming.
After the first half, Butler tried to get closer to Miami but the Greens kept full control of the action. Everything seemed to indicate that the sixth game would be in Miami.
For the last part, Miami Butler rested thinking about the sixth game. On the Boston side, Malcolm Brogdon suffered an elbow injury. In the final minutes, the visiting team’s substitutes drove them to a 110-97 finish.
This is the 15th time in CLI cases that the team trailing 3-0 in the series has forced Game 6, which will take place on Saturday night at the Kaseya Center, home of the Miami Heat.