Only three teams in NBA history have tied a playoff series after losing the first three games The Boston Celtics secured the fourth seed after defeating the Miami Heat 104-103 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals..
After a free three from Jimmy Butler it was all defined. Derrick White hit a dab When the timer expires to keep the final score After an offensive rebound after a 3-pointer by Marcus Smart who went in and out of the basket.
Jayson Tatum scored 25 in the first half And struggled to score again in the third and fourth quarters. The Celtics’ ‘0’ scored only six points in the last quarter and managed to accumulate 31 points with 11 rebounds and five assists after nearly 44 minutes on the court.
Jaylen Brown He had a good first half with 13 points, but committed his fourth foul early in the third period. The guard responded in kind, finishing with 26 points and 10 rebounds Tatum led the Celtics when dry.
Marcus Smart and White are the only Celtics with enough accuracy to hit 3-pointers. Of Boston’s seven 35 3-pointers, four by Smart and three by White. The absence of Malcolm Brockton due to injury forced both guards to play more than 42 minutes.
Dominican Al Horford fought hard to rebound And it didn’t matter that his offensive contribution was just four points and two assists. A man from Puerto Plata salvaged seven planks and built two blocks.
The turnover almost cost the Celtics the game. Boston committed 12 turnovers And Miami scored 11 points off takeaways.
Troubled night for Butler on field goals
Jimmy Butler posted a triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, but went 5-21 from the field. Caleb Martin’s offensive contribution kept Miami afloat as he added 21 points and 15 rebounds.
Bam Adebayo had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, but he made just 4 of 16 shots. Duncan Robinson had a chance to win to give Miami the lead before Butler’s free kick, but the keeper missed his shot. From the three-pointer with 22 seconds left.
When is Game 7 of the Celtics vs. Heat series?
Game 7 of the conference finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will take place on Monday, May 29. At 8:30 PM ET, at TD Garden.