May 18, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The Eastern Conference finals of NBA officially kicked off. The Miami Heat in the away game successfully reversed and defeated the Boston Celtics 123-116, ushering in a good start to the series. BK8 Celtics duo Tatum and Brown jointly contributed 52 points, while Butler, the core of the Heat, scored 35 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Additionally, six of the Heat’s players scored more than 15 points.

Specific Scores (Heat team first): 28-30, 29-36, 46-25, 20-25.

Heat Player Stats: Butler 35 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals, Love 8 points and 6 rebounds, Adebayo 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Struth 15 points and 3 rebounds, Vincent 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, Martin 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, Lowry 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Celtics Player Stats: Tatum 30 points and 7 rebounds, Horford 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Robert Williams 14 points and 7 rebounds, Brown 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, Smart 13 points and 11 assists, Brogdon 19 points and 2 rebounds, and White 11 points and 2 rebounds.

After the opening of the game, the Celtics put the main attack point on Lowe, who was dominant in height, and he scored 6 of the first 8 points of the Celtics. Butler assisted Vincent and hit the first three-pointer of the game, Bet99 Brogdon and Tatum hit 3 three-pointers to tie the score at 19. Butler contributed 12 points in this quarter. Unfortunately, the Heat only scored 2 points in the last 2 minutes and 50 seconds. After White made a long-range three-pointer, the Celtics led by 2 points 30-28 in the end of first quarter.

In the second quarter, after Butler took a break, the veteran Lowry became the core of the Heat. He scored two three-pointers in a row and contributed 8 points in the opening wave of 10-4 attacks. Fortunately, the Celtics’ substitute Brogdon felt hot, and he scored in double figures to end the Heat’s scoring momentum. Butler then singled out Brogdon 2+1, but Tatum scored 4 points in a row. He contributed 18 points in two quarters, and a total of 4 Celtics players scored in double figures. At halftime, the Celtics led the Heat by 9 points 66-57.

In the third quarter, Smart made a 3-pointer to expand the point difference to more than 10 points. Another veteran of the Heat, Love, responded with 3 points. He led the team to play a wave of 13-1 attacks to tie the score to 72. After many draws, Butler hit a three-pointer against Brown, Adebayo and Love also made layups, and the Heat had another 10-2 spurt to overtake the Celtics by 6 points. Butler and Tatum launched a confrontation, and both scored more than 20 points. After the three quarters, the Heat relied on their miraculous performance in this quarter to overtake 12 points 103-91.

In the last quarter, White made a long three-pointer, 22Bet Brown assisted and made a layup, and the Celtics started 7-0 to narrow the point difference. Tatum used a 6-2 spurt to force the Heat to stop, but unfortunately he and Horford made 4 consecutive mistakes since then, and Martin scored another 3 points to control the situation. With Butler hitting a 3-pointer with 1 minute left, the Heat sealed the victory and defeated the Boston Celtics 123-116.

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