May 22, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The third game of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA playoffs ended. The Miami Heat returned home and easily defeated the Boston Celtics 128-102 BK8, winning the series match point with a total score of 3-0. Just like with the Denver Nuggets’ case, they are also one win away from the NBA Finals.
Specific scores (Celtics first): 22-30, 24-31, 17-32, 39-35.
Heat Player Stats: Butler 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Adebayo 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, Vincent 29 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, Martin 18 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists, Duncan Robinson 22 points and 4 assists, Strus 10 points and 3 rebounds, Lowry 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Love 5 points and 2 rebounds, and Zeller 4 points and 4 rebounds.
Celtics Player Stats: Brown 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Tatum 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists, White 9 points and 4 rebounds, Horford 8 points, Smart 8 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, Grant Williams 12 points and 3 rebounds, Pritchard 12 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists, Lowe 8 points and 8 rebounds, Hauser 5 points and 6 rebounds, and Kornet 11 points and 4 rebounds.
In this campaign, the Heat did not have any changes, while the Celtics replaced Lowe with White in the starting lineup, turning into a small lineup. Judging from the effect of the opening stage, the Celtics’ transformation was very effective. Bet99 Tatum and Horford hit consecutive 3-pointers and once suppressed the Heat 12-9. However, after the Heat made a rotation, the situation on the field changed instantly. The Heat played a wave of 12-4 attacks to overtake the score. In the first quarter, the Heat overtook the Celtics 30-22.
During the second quarter, Robinson and Vincent played harder and harder, and Martin even hit his third personal three-pointer. The Heat successfully expanded the point difference to more than 10 points. On the other hand, on the side of the Celtics, the team made consecutive mistakes, and the shooting percentage has always hovered around 40%. With Robinson hitting a 3-pointer, the Heat once led by 22 points. After the timeout, the Celtics responded with a 9-2 spurt, chasing the score to 46-61 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Tatum made an emergency stop by hitting a mid-range shot, but Vincent made his fourth three-pointer. Martin and Struth also scored successively, while the Celtics only scored 2 points in two minutes. The mentality of the Celtics collapsed, and Lowe made consecutive fouls. Tatum led the team to support hard. He dunked after an air cut and White hit a three-pointer. But at the end of the three quarters, the Celtics still trailed by 30 points 63-93.
In the last quarter, 22Bet Pritchard scored 2+1, Kornet dunked, and the Celtics started a 7-2 spurt. The Celtics tried to use three-pointers to narrow the point difference. Hauser, Kornet and Lowe made three consecutive three-pointers. Next, the three undrafted picks Martin, Vincent and Robinson to score 3 three-pointers and completely killed the game. In the end, the Miami Heat easily defeated the Boston Celtics 128-102 and won the series match point with a total score of 3-0.