Original title:Butler 35+9 Tatum 26+10 Celtics narrowly beat the Heat to enter the finals
On May 30, Beijing time, the 2021-22 NBA playoffs will continue. The Miami Heat are at home in the tiebreaker of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. After the whole game, the Green Army defeated the Heat 100-96, and eliminated the opponent with a total score of 4-3. After 12 years, they reached the finals again. In the finals, they will meet the Warriors on a narrow road.
Specific score: 32-17, 23-32, 27-26, 18-21 (Celtics in front).
On the Heat side, Jimmy Butler scored 35 points and 9 rebounds, PJ-Tucker scored 4 rebounds, Adebayo scored 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists, Struth 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal, Kyle – Lowry 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block, Oladipo 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, Vincent 4 points.
On the Celtics side, Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal, and won the MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals. In addition, Al Horford 5 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks, Robert Williams 2 points and 3 rebounds, Jaylen Brown 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Smart 24 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, Grant – Williams had 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Derrick White had 8 points and 3 rebounds.
In the first quarter, Tatum made a layup, Jaylen Brown made a layup and a free throw, and the visiting team started 6-0. On the Heat side, it was only by relying on Lowry’s free throws that they barely broke the scoring drought. But after that, the Green Army continued to occupy the field advantage. Smart and Horford made three-pointers into the net. Grant Williams made a layup and scored 2+1. The Green Army established a double-digit advantage in the middle of this section. Since then, the Greens have always suppressed the Heat. Derrick White and Tatum made three-pointers in a row, and Jaylen Brown’s breakthrough and projectile also advanced. After a single quarter, the Greens temporarily led 32-17.
In the second quarter, Butler burst into fighting spirit again and stood up on the offensive end. He broke through the projectile and scored 2+1 and scored two consecutive free throws. After that, JB completely took over the offense, and he continued to score points from inside and outside. On the side of the Green Army, it blossomed more. Tatum made a layup and scored in double figures in the middle of this quarter. Smart shot successfully, and Jaylen Brown also made 2 of 2 free throws. Entering the end of this quarter, Butler hit a three-pointer and scored 18 points in a single quarter, tying the career playoff record. Since then, Lowry has also scored consecutive free throws. After halftime, the Heat trailed the Green Army 49-55, and the game returned to a trackable range.
After changing sides and fighting again, the Green Army set off a new small climax. With Smart’s three-pointer, the difference returned to double digits. However, in the interior, Robert Williams was troubled by a knee injury, and his combat effectiveness dropped sharply. On the Heat side, Adebayor took the opportunity to attack the three-second zone in a row and chased the score closer. Later in the third quarter, Brown scored a layup, and when he turned around, Butler made a dunk and scored 31 points. After three quarters, the Heat fell behind 75-82 and still have hope of catching up.
At the end of the quarter, Reba and Butler were still attacking the inside line, and the difference was once back to 3 points. At a critical moment, Tatum made 2 of 2 free throws to stop the bleeding for the Celtics. In the middle of this quarter, Tatum’s superstar’s three-pointer and jumper established a double-digit advantage for the Green Army. But the Heat did not give up, and Lowry’s continuous scoring gave the Heat a new hope of chasing points. In the last minute of the game, Struth scored a three-pointer and the difference was only 2 points. Unfortunately, after that, Butler missed a three-pointer. After the whole game, the Green Army defeated the Heat 100-96, and eliminated the opponent with a total score of 4-3. After 12 years, they reached the finals again. In the finals, they will meet the Warriors on a narrow road.
Starting lineup for both sides:
Celtics: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Robert Williams
Heat: Kyle Lowry, Max Struth, Jimmy Butler, PJ Tucker, Bam Adebayo
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