“Celtics Win and Keep Hope Alive in Eastern Conference Finals”

PA Agency

/ 26.05.2023 02:30:01

Los Celtics they’ve stared into the abyss four times this postseason. And they haven’t even blinked.

Derrick White scored 24 points on a night in which he hit six 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics beat the Boston Celtics 110-97 on Thursday night. Heat de Miami, to again extend the Eastern Conference finals series.

Celtics win and are two games away from reaching the NBA conference finals (AP)

Marcus Smart totaled 23 units and five thefts. Jayson Tatum y Jaylen Brown They finished with 21 points per head and the Celtics scored their second straight win, cutting the Celtics’ lead to 3-2. Miami in the series.

The result kept alive the boston hopesof being the first team in the nba history to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. The previous 150 teams that have been in that situation have ended up falling.

“We have to do whatever it takes to get the win,” White said.

Boston he also survived two games in which he risked elimination against the 76ers, in the second round of the playoffs.

“This just tells us that we’re between a rock and a hard place, and that we have to stick together, compete at a high level to give ourselves a chance,” Boston coach Joe Mazzulla said.

Game 6 is scheduled for Saturday in Miami, where the Heat will seek to be the second team after advancing as the eighth seed to reach the NBA Finals under the current format, which dates back to 1984.

“We always have to stay optimistic, knowing that we can and will win the series,” Heat star Jimmy Butler said. “We just have to define at home.”

Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 18 points. Bam Adebayo added 16 and grabbed eight rebounds.

Butler had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, but sat out the final 9:47. Caleb Martin finished with 14 points.

It was Butler’s lowest-scoring game this postseason. He had 16 in the third, a blowout by Miami.

“What happens in one game doesn’t carry over into the next,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra warned. “It doesn’t matter. The important thing is to prepare collectively and give a great meeting. We will play much better on Saturday. That’s what we need to keep in mind now.”


2023-05-26 08:33:06

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