Miami Heat on the Brink of NBA Finals After Dominating Game 3 Against Boston Celtics
The Miami Heat are one win away from the NBA finals after a dominant performance against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference title series. Gabe Vincent scored a career-high 29 points, while Duncan Robinson added 22 to lead the Heat to a 128-102 victory. Miami now leads the series 3-0, and history is on their side, as every team in NBA history that has won the first three games of a best-of-seven series has ultimately prevailed.
Unexpected Success for the Heat
The Heat’s success in this year’s playoffs has been unexpected, as they are the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. They struggled to get into the playoffs and were less than three minutes away from being eliminated in the play-in tournament. However, they have managed to get past top-seeded Milwaukee in five games, fifth-seeded New York in six, and now they are on the brink of denying the No. 2-seeded Celtics a second consecutive East crown.
No Rally Required
There was no rally required in Game 3 by the Heat, as they dominated from start to finish. Boston got within 61-49 when Marcus Smart had a three-point play on the opening possession of the second half, but the Heat immediately answered with a 28-7 run to open a 33-point lead at 89-56. The Celtics never had a chance in this one and basically emptied the bench for the fourth quarter.
The NBA finals start on June 1, and the way things are going, the league might be about to go a few days without games. The Western Conference finals could end Monday, and now the East finals could end Tuesday. There’s never been a season where both conference finals ended in sweeps, but the Heat are on the verge of making history.
Keywords: Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, NBA finals, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart.
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