May 24, 2023 (Jack87 News) – After the Nuggets swept the Lakers 4-0 yesterday, many basketball fans predicted the same fate for the Celtics BK8. But in today’s game, the Eastern Conference defending champs, killed this suspicion and relive their fans hope. The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 116-99 with an 18-0 surge in the third quarter, and strongly refused the sweep, tallying the total series score to 1-3.

Specific scores (the Heat are behind): 23-29, 27-27, 38-23, 28-20.

Celtics Player Stats: Tatum 34 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, Jaylen 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, White 16 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists, Grant Williams 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Horford 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Smart 11 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds, Lowe 7 points, Pritchard 4 points, Brogdon 2 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Heat Player Stats: Butler 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, Vincent 17 points and 4 assists, Martin 16 points and 4 rebounds, Adebayo 10 points and 5 rebounds, Strus 9 points and 7 rebounds, Love 6 points and 4 rebounds , Lowry 5 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Zeller 5 points and 3 rebounds, and Duncan Robinson 2 points.

Facing desperation, the Celtics attacked strongly at the beginning and led 10-4. Among them, Horford hit 3 points, and White scored 5 points in a row. On the other hand, Butler helped the Heat tie the score at 12 in two singles. Love and Vincent scored 3 points each in a row. After Butler made a steal, Strus easily dunked and the Heat led by 7 points. Bet99 Tatum made a three-pointer to stop the bleeding, but the Heat’s rotation players continued to work hard. At the end of first quarter, the Heat led 29-23.

In the second quarter, Lowry assisted Martin and Adebayo to score successively, while Horford, who reappeared, scored two consecutive three-pointers. White singled out Butler to score 2+1, Grant Williams made a long three-pointer, and the Celtics completed a wave of 14-5 attacks at the beginning to overtake the score. Martin and Vincent, the two undrafted picks, began to save the Heat. They scored 7 points and 1 assist in a row. A 9-5 spurt stopped the Celtics. At halftime, the Heat still led 56-50.

The third quarter came with Vincent making a layup and Strus contributing a long three-pointer to widen the point difference to 9 points. Tatum, who had been depressed for two quarters, finally went berserk. He responded with two three-pointers to stop the Heat. After the timeout, White scored another 3 points, Brown also broke through for a layup, and the Celtics played an 18-0 super attack wave to overtake the score for the second time. Butler made a strong three-pointer to stop the bleeding, but Smart and Grant Williams responded with 3 points, plus Tatum who scored 14 points in this quarter, helped the Celtics successfully widened the point difference to 10 points. The Celtics won by 15 points 38-23 and ended the third quarter with an 88-79 lead.

In the final quarter, the two teams fought hard to defend. There were no sports goals in the first two minutes. The Celtics dropped a 12-0 attacks in front of Miami’s homecourt, and took a 100-83 score lead. Vincent went straight back to the locker room with a sprained foot due to Horford’s fifth offense. Although Lowry hit a 3-pointer, everything was useless because the Heat made 4 turnovers in the first 7 minutes. With Brown’s successful steal, Lowe fast-break dunks with both hands to seal the victory. In the end, the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 116-99, refusing a sweep, tallying the total score to 1-3 22Bet.

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