Heat on the Verge of NBA Finals After Game 3 Win Against Celtics
The Miami Heat dominated game three of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, to take a commanding lead in this best-of-seven series. The 128-102 victory gives them a 3-0 lead and puts them within one win away from reaching the coveted NBA finals.
This is quite an achievement for Miami, who are keen to become only the second eighth-seeded team ever to qualify for NBA finals. This was all made possible by an exquisite performance from point guard Gabe Vincent, who scored 29 points and made six three-pointers during this encounter with his standout performance leading his team towards success.
The Bench Steps Up Big Time
Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin added much-needed firepower off the bench scoring 22 and 18 points respectively after veteran Kevin Love had been forced out early due to injury. Jimmy Butler also played well but had a relatively quiet night compared to what we usually expect from him, contributing just sixteen points towards their victory over Boston Celtics.
Boston Struggle With Shooting Accuracy And Turnovers
Boston struggled massively throughout game three as they failed miserably in shooting accuracy especially when it came down to making those vital threes which could have helped their cause tremendously. They missed more than ten attempts while Jaylen Brown missed all seven shots he took that evening. Moreover, they committed too many turnovers that allowed Miami Heat’s defense to capitalize on these opportunities creating further misery for Boston.
Historic Achievement in Sight
It might be too early to declare Miami Heat as the Eastern Conference champions, but they have made it quite clear that they are a team with an unbeatable spirit and determination.
Boston Celtics will need something special to overcome this deficit, considering no NBA team has ever managed to recover after being 3-0 down in any playoff series before. The fourth game is lined up on Tuesday evening (01:30 BST Wednesday), where Boston needs to win or face elimination from this year’s playoffs.