Heat Prevail in Game 6 Against Celtics, Book a Trip to the NBA Finals


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The Miami Heat continue to grab the attention of many as they move on to face the LA Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Tristan Baldeo, Staff Writer

The Miami Heat are on a mission to win their fourth championship in franchise history, and will meet a friend turned foe in an attempt to do so.

Earlier this week, the Miami Heat proved to break boundaries even further as they took on the Boston Celtics, coming out on top and winning the series 4-2. While the outcome looked uncertain at times, Game 6 ended with a 125-113 victory for the Heat and secured them a spot in the NBA Finals.

The Heat managed to play all their cards right, with stellar performances consistently throughout the series from every last player. All-star center Bam Adebayo stole the show averaging 21.8 points, 11 rebounds and 5.2 assists throughout the six-game series. Adebayo also went on to have some of the most memorable moments throughout the series, including his game winning block that took the world by storm during Game 1.

Adebayo went on to have a performance that would go down as the best game of his career during Game 6, recording a statline of 32 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists on amazing while shooting 11-15 from the field.

Jimmy Butler went on to reflect on Bam Adebayo’s performance to reporters following his stellar Game 6 performance.

“I just love being around him, he’s a good dude, he cares about winning, he cares about his teammates,” Butler said to ESPN’s Mark Schwartz. “He’s the heart and soul of this thing, he really is. I keep saying it but he’s going to be the reason that we win a championship.”

Adebayo would not be the only person to take the world by storm throughout this series however, as rookie Tyler Herro had a career night putting up a whopping 37 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists at only 20 years old in Game 4 against the Celtics.

While the Celtics did manage to take away two games from the Heat, far more inconsistencies were shown on their side of things, costing them the series as a whole. All-star forward Jayson Tatum failed to demonstrate he is capable of being put in superstar discussion with his inconsistencies and even managed to score 0 points in the first half of Game 4, his worst scoring half of the season which would eventually lead to a loss.

Nevertheless, the future is bright for this young team as you can expect to see them competing for many years to come. The duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown still managed to cause trouble as Tatum went on to average 26.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Brown followed with 23.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

This marks the first finals appearance since the Dwyane Wade era, the Heat’s franchise player who retired last year. However, this marks veteran Andre Iguodala’s sixth straight finals appearance following his five straight with the Golden State Warriors.

The Miami Heat will move forward to play the Lakers Wednesday, and every last person on the Heat organization will be looking for one last victory to make a statement for the history books.

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