The Miami Heat started the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on the right foot after beating the Boston Celtics 118-107 at home in Game 1.
Jimmy Butler was the star of the match when registering 41 points, nine rebounds y five assistsin addition to four robberies y three caps. With this, the Heat star joined LeBron James (with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016) as the only players in history to hang up those numbers in a playoff game (41 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, four steals and three blocks).
Due to physical problems, Boston was unable to count on Marcus Smart y Al Horford, two fundamental pieces by which they reached this instance. Said absences they were not noticed in the first two quarters, Jason Tatum he shouldered the team writing down 21 units and left at halftime with an eight-point lead.
However, the tone of the match Complete change In the second half. Settings made by Erik Spoelstra they allowed the Heat come back with authoritymake his home respectable and on his way to his first victory of the series.
In the third quarter, the Celtics they only scored 14 points because they recorded a 13.3 percent shooting from the field, his worst percentage in any game in the past four seasons. Tatum had six turnovers in that period, while Butler he got 17 units for his team.
Game 2 will take place next Thursday also from Florida. The Miami Heat will look to get 2-0 ahead, but the Boston Celtics will try to return home with the series tied.
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