Boston Celtics are on the brink of NBA HISTORY as they fight back from 3-0 deficit to force Game 7 against Miami Heat with a gripping 104-103 playoff victory
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The Boston Celtics have become the fifth team ever in NBA history to overturn a 3-0 deficit after forcing a Game 7 with a 104-103 win over the Miami Heat in the Western Conference Finals.
Celtics wings Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 57 points in Saturday night’s Game 6 at Kaseya Center in downtown Miami. The Heat though they had moved onto the NBA Finals after star forward Jimmy Butler made all three of his free throw attempts after being fouled from behind the arc to give his team a 103-102 lead.
However, after Celtics guard Marcus Smart missed a three-point attempt with three seconds to go, teammate Derrick White grabbed the rebound and scored with 0.1 seconds left to keep Boston’s NBA title aspirations alive.
In the first half, the Celtics restricted the Heat to only making 7 of 27 shots in the paint, with star forward Jimmy Butler limited to nine points at halftime and until the fourth quarter.
Smart shot lights out from behind the arc in the first hall, as he converted all three of his three-point attempts. Overall, he was 6 of 9 from the field and ended the night with 17 points (4 of 11 from behind the arc).
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Heat star Jimmy Butler struggled from the field with only nine points until the fourth quarter
Celtics guard Marcus Smart shot lights out from three-point range, converting all of his attempts
By the end of the game, Jimmy ‘Buckets’ had 24 points. He and star center Bam Adebayo struggled to be as effective as they’ve been so far this postseason, converting 7 of 35, resulting in 22 points combined.
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