Even the Miami Heat lost star Jimmy Butler to a mid-game injury, however he managed to prevent the Boston Celtics from responding in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals and won the duel 109-103. of visitors on Saturday evening, scoring 31 points. Game 4 of the series will be Monday at 9:30 p.m. again in Boston.
With 40 points, Jaylen Brown was garnered a reaction by the Celtics in the final quarter, trimming his lead from 15 to just one point in the final minutes of the game. But Team Miami, who had 19 records in the match and Adebayo-inspired night, ended up winning in the end.
Pam Adebayo scored 31 points in the Heat’s win over the Celtics (Picture: Getty Images)
In a game that featured goalkeeper Kyle Lowery, who was being treated for a hamstring injury, the Heat were able to recover from an injury in their last game, which Boston won 127-102. In addition to scoring 31 points, Adebayo managed 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.
BJ Tucker and Max Strauss were the top teams in Miami with 17 and 16 points, respectively. With only 8 points, Jimmy Butler had to leave the game at the end of the first half due to an infection in his right knee.
Despite the loss, Jaylen Brown became the first player since 1954 to score 40 points in the playoffs with two points shot at 100% (11-11). One of the Celtics’ star players in the match was Alhorford, who scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. The great name of the last match, Marcus Smart left the field laden with an ankle injury, but he came back to the match and scored 16 points and made 7 assists.
Jaylen Brown scored 40 points and hit 11 on 11 two-point shots – Image: Getty Images
With Kyle Lowry back and B.J. Tucker recovering from the injury that knocked him out in the middle of the last game, the Miami team came up with everything early in the game. Well in defense and without shooting errors, the Heat opened 14 points advantage (20 to 6), in just 5 minutes, with 8 points from Pam Adebayo. The visitors’ stampede continued for the remaining seven minutes of the fourth minute, with Max Strauss accurate in the three throws and Tyler Hero came off the bench to close the end at 39-18.
With Jason Tatum out and Jaylen Brown appearing individually in the match, the hosts came back with several mistakes in the second quarter. The Heat’s lead was 26 points (46 to 20), even with their main star Jimmy Butler remaining conservative until then with just 3 points. Adebayo hit 16 points in the match, surpassing the total he had in the series up until then, keeping the visitors well advantaged.
But in the last two minutes of the segment, the situation reversed. Miami stopped converting their basket, while Horford and Tatum led the Celtics’ rebound, who picked up 10 points in the final minutes, won the partial (29-23) and trimmed the visitors’ advantage to 62-47 on the scoreboard.
Upon the return of the break, Miami returned with troubling news for its fans: Butler had to leave the match due to an infection in his right knee. Then it was the Boston fans’ turn to see one of their key players enter the locker room with a load: Marcus Smart suffered a right ankle injury less than a minute into the third quarter. But the highlight of the second match quickly recovered, returning four minutes later, and on his first shot, he scored 3 (Check it out in the video below) To reduce the Heat’s lead to just 10 points (72-62).
If Adebayo takes the role of Butler as Miami’s top scorer in the game, with 23 points so far, on the other side, Jaylene Brown, also has 23, assisted Horford (20 points) to touch the score at 74 to 65. But Miami opened again with a lead 15 points at the end of the fourth half as Tyler Hero made the difference, and the visitors reached 15 goals to just 1 opponent: 87 to 72.
The hosts came with everything in pursuit of the unexpected comeback in the last quarter, and even reduced the Heat’s lead to just one point, with a beautiful basket from Jaylen Brown, 3 minutes before the end of the match. But the big defensive match, with 19 match records, and Adebayo’s inspiring night secured a 109-103 victory in the end.
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