The Celtics win in Miami and will fight for the ring with the Warriors

The Celtics win in Miami and will fight for the ring with the Warriors

Twelve years after their last NBA final, the Boston Celtics will face the Golden State Warriors after winning this Sunday against the Heat and in Miami a seventh game of the Eastern final (3-4) that was passionate and vibrant until the last moment (96-100). The finals will begin on June 3 on the court of the Californian team.

Boston he was the master of the game from the beginning, he imposed his defense and attack in transition to a Miami unable to match his intensity, and was up by 13 points with 3.35 to go.

However, a disconnection The Celtics's fatal game gave rise to an 11-0 run and the Heat showed up just 2 points away and with possession to culminate an amazing and historic comeback .

Jimmy Butler, the great star of Miami (and who forced the seventh game with a stratospheric performance). rich in the sixth), he could have been the hero, but his crucial 3-pointer with 16.6 seconds to go missed the mark. and the Celtics closed the win on free throws.

With 17 titles in their showcases, the most along with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Celtics haven't played a final since they lost in 2010 precisely against the purple and gold then led by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

Jayson Tatum (26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists) , Jaylen Brown (24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists) and Marcus Smart (24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists) were the best in Boston tonight. Al Horford, who will be the first Dominican to play in the Finals, contributed 5 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists.

Tatum, 24, who has averaged 24.8 points, 8 rebounds and 5.5 assists on average in the tie, received the Larry Bird Award from the Eastern Conference finals. “I'm proud, it's a great honor. We've taken the hard road, but it's worked,” he said. the Celtics forward, who wore a wristband with the number 24 of his idol Kobe Bryant. “It meant a lot to me. I wanted to show my appreciation for him in the biggest game of my career to this point,” he confessed.

Butler and Adebayo, all alone< /h3>

In the Heat, Jimmy Butler (35 points and 9 rebounds) and Bam Adebayo (25 points and 11 rebounds) were left too alone and threw themselves into misses Tyler Herro, who returned Butler's injury but he could only play 7 minutes. from start to finish the 48 minutes of the match.

The Celtics will have home court advantage against the resurrected Warriors of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who will play their sixth final in eight years (three rings in that period) after not having played the playoffs in the last two seasons due to an ordeal of injuries.

For its part, Ime Udoka's team (this is his first season as coach of Boston) in the final after dodging numerous dangers along the way: Kevin Durant's Brooklyn Nets, Giannis Antetokounmpo's Milwaukee Bucks strong> and the Miami Heat of Jimmy Butler.

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