May 30, 2023 (Jack87 News) – Everyone is so pumped up today due to Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final between Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. As no team in history has ever win after being behind 0-3, speculations surround the hoops world on whether history is about to happen today. As such, the Heat preserved it by defeating their rival 103-84, ending the series with 4-3.
Specific scores (Celtics behind): 22-15、30-26、24-25、27-18.
Heat Player Stats: Butler 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, Martin 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, Adebayo 12 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, Strus 8 points and 5 rebounds, Vincent 10 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists, Lowry 7 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and Robinson 10 points.
Celtics Player Stats: Tatum 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Brown 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists, Horford 8 points and 8 rebounds, White 18 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist, Smart 9 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists, and Lowe 8 points and 6 rebounds.
The Celtics, who have the advantage of home court, started the game aggressively. Unfortunately, Tatum sprained his ankle after only 26 seconds of playing, but continued to play anyway. After sometime, the Heat find their rhythm. Strus made a long three-pointer, Butler hit two singles, and they played a wave of 11-2 attacks to easily overtake the score. The Celtics missed consecutive three-pointers, and the team only scored 1 shot in the last 4 minutes of the first quarter. Martin hit 3 points, and he contributed 7 points in a single quarter, helping the Heat lead the Celtics by 7 points 22-15.
In the second quarter, Duncan Robinson made his first three-pointer. Highsmith stole the ball on Tatum and made a quick layup. The Heat started 5-0 and expanded the point difference to more than 10 points. Vincent, Martin and Lowry rained three-pointers, and the Heat started with a 16-6 attack wave, widening the point difference to 17 points. At the critical moment, Tatum made a quick layup after a steal. Martin scored twice, and he became the first Heat player to score in double figures. After White’s 3-pointer, the Celtics managed to respond with a 7-2 spurt. When Smart made a three-pointer and Tatum made a mid-range shot to narrow the point difference to 8 points, Butler scored 5 points in a row to stabilize the situation. At halftime, the Heat led 52-41 by 11 points.
After changing sides, the Heat continued to replicate the opening pattern of the second quarter. Butler contributed 5 points and led the team to a 7-2 spurt. After the timeout, White once again became the savior of the Celtics. He made a long three-pointer and then scored 2+1. He scored 8 points in a row to narrow the point difference to 8 points. Martin made two shots to stop the bleeding, and Strus also hit 3 points to stabilize the situation. Tatum finally made his first three-pointer. When the Celtics narrowed the point difference to 7 points, Martin made another 3-pointer, continuing his high hit rate of nearly 70%. After three quarters, the Celtics trailed by 10 points 66-76.
In the final quarter, Martin scored another 3 points at the top of the arc. Another 7-0 start, the Heat widened the point difference to 17 points again. Tatum dunked with both hands to end the Celtics scoring drought, but he was already limping. Horford made a three-pointer to keep the Celtics alive, but after Lowry and Adebayo scored successively, the Heat led 92-71 by 21 points. In the next 6 minutes, the Celtics had no fighting spirit, and the suspense of the game completely disappeared. The Heat successfully avoided the embarrassment of being pulled 4 games in a row. In the end, the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 103-84 and eliminated the Celtics with a total score of 4-3 to advance to the finals. They will compete with the Denver Nuggets for the championship.