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The NBA Finals will pit Golden State against Boston starting June 2. Sunday evening, the Celtics, back on the top step twelve years later, joined the Warriors on the bottom step after their success (100-96) on the Heat floor in Game 7 despite Jimmy Butler’s 35 points for Miami.

Twelve years later, Boston is back in the NBA Finals. The Celtics, beaten by the Lakers in 2010 on the verge of an 18th title, emerged victorious in the Eastern Conference final on Sunday after a final victory on the floor of Miami (100-96), Florida in game 7. Two days earlier, the Heat, back to the wall, had indeed managed to stay alive by winning at TD Garden. Many believed that after this success, the Floridians would not miss the opportunity in front of their public to validate their return to the final, two years after the failure of 2020 in the Orlando bubble. Boston, which currently shares the crowning record with the Lakers (17), has decided otherwise. Author of 35 points, Jimmy Butler has nevertheless given everything for his team to find the finals. It didn’t go far for Miami, yet sounded from the start on a hot start (32-17) from the C’s and their three strong men Jayson Tatum (26 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks), Marcus Smart (24 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals) and Jaylen Brown (24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists), chief artisans of their team’s victory once again. Boston also scored up to 17 points in Game 7.

Butler brings Miami back to -2 and misses the winning shot

Carried by a particularly prominent Butler in the second quarter (18 points), the Heat grabbed until they were only two lengths behind with sixteen seconds remaining. The Miami star even had the ball in his hands to allow his team to pass for the first time in the world.atch. His shot behind the line didn’t hit the mark. On the contrary, then, of the two throws of Smart. Two points synonymous with finals for the men of Ime Udoka that no one saw on the last step at the start of the year. After 41 games, Boston appeared only in eleventh place in the East, all with a negative record. The Celtics and Tatum, who wore a Kobe Bryant number 24 armband on Sunday, were able to sign an incredible comeback. They now dream of lifting the trophy, fourteen years after their title obtained at the expense of… Lakers.

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Conference Finals

Eastern Conference
MIAMI HEAT (1) – BOSTON CELTICS (2): 3-4 >>> BOSTON QUALIFIES
Game 1Miami Heat –Boston Celtics: 118-107
Match 2 – Miami Heat- Boston Celtics : 102-127
Match 3 – Boston Celtics- Miami Heat : 103-109
Match 4 – Boston Celtics – Miami Heat: 102-82
Match 5 – Miami Heat- Boston Celtics : 80-93
Match 6 – Boston Celtics- Miami Heat : 103-111
Game 7 – Miami Heat – Boston Celtics : 96-100

Finals

BOSTON CELTICS (2) – GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3): 0-0
Game 1 on Thursday, June 2 in San Francisco
Game 2 on Sunday, June 5 in San Francisco
Game 3 on Wednesday, June 8 in Boston
Game 4 on Friday, June 10 in Boston
Game 5 (if necessary) Monday, June 13 in San Francisco
Game 6 (if necessary) on Thursday, June 16 in Boston
Game 7 (if necessary) on Sunday, June 19 in San Francisco

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