Updates: 20.05.2022 07:49
Miami – Boston basketball players won 127: 102 in Miami in the second final of the NBA Eastern Conference and leveled the semi-final series to 1: 1. The top scorer of the match was home leader Jimmy Butler with 29 points.
Boston scored a ten-point deficit in the opening minutes and lost 8:18, but the rest of the first quarter but the guest team dominated 27: 6. The second act of the Celtics won 35:21 and it was practically decided.
“We knew we had a lot more. And that’s what we played today,” said Boston coach Ime Udoka, who deployed a healed Marcus Smart pair, Al Horton, against the first game.
Smart was the main star in Boston when, with 24 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, he was only one rebound from the prized triple double. Jaylen Brown added 24 points, Jayson Tatum had 27 points.
This time Miami did not shoot from the field, the success rate of which was home at 44 percent. “It’s still just one defeat. Experienced players and the implementation team know this well,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
The home team could count on Butler, but none of his teammates scored more than 14 points. That’s why Miami lost on the home deck for the first time in the ongoing playoffs.
In addition, the Heat was not far from losing by a record difference (36 points), from which only a better conclusion saved him. “In the playoffs, it doesn’t matter if you lose a point or twenty,” said quarterback Gabe Vincent.
NBA Eastern Conference playoff finals
Miami – Boston 102: 127, state series 1: 1.
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