Miami fought hard to kick off the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston, winning 117-114 in overtime despite 14 points of disbursement down the home stretch.
The Heat continues to overthrow everything in its path. Easy winners of the Pacers (4-0) and especially the Bucks (4-1) in the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Floridians again signed a resounding success for their first match against the Celtics in the conference final. Led by 11 points from the first quarter (24-13) then by 14 units in the first moments of the home stretch (85-71), Miami has indeed managed to overthrow Boston to finally win in overtime (117- 114).
And if Goran Dragic confirmed his great form of the moment by finishing with 29 points at 11 of 19 on shots, Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler were not left with 22 and 20 points respectively. Another great architect of this first Florida victory, Bam Adebayo was also particularly prominent, not only by compiling 18 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds but also by signing a monumental counter in the final moments of the meeting on Jayson Tatum while the Celtics star was going to dunk.
The young winger nonetheless delivered the best line of statistics of the evening with 30 points to 10 of 24 on shots, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. And in his wake, Marcus Smart was also in sight with 26 points at 9 of 18, with Kemba Walker less successful with 19 points at 6 of 19.
The huge feat of the Nuggets
The Lakers walk one last time on the Rockets