Five seconds to the end of extra time.


for the

Miami Heat

in the first game of the

Eastern Conference


against the

Boston Celtics


'Green' possession.

Jayson Tatum

heeled over to his right, overcame

Jimmy Butler's


and lunged for the basket with a one-handed dunk.

Looks like there will be another overtime.

The young Celtics forward is already seen as a hero when the gigantic arm of

Bam Adebayo appears


The center of the Heat jumps along with his rival and with his left hand bending towards the rim, and despite the force with which Tatum's mate tries, he denies the tie on the scoreboard.

The ball bounces off the backboard and inside Miami gets the ball.

The Heat win.


That play was the culmination of a game that did justice to what was at stake.

Without the

Milwaukee Bucks

, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are playing the last step to the NBA Finals.

An unexpected fight between two teams that nobody expected, that seemed to be a step below the Bucks and


and that will finally face each other on a path that now, in the distance, already has two possible endings:

Nuggets or Lakers


Adebayo's stopper conditions any summary of the match, it will take the highlights and force us not to pay much attention to everything else, but the duel had everything and the balance could have turned either way.


came from achieving a key 2 + 1 to turn the score around and Boston's final play is not bad, with Tatum free to mate until Adebayo appeared.

It started by speeding up Boston, perhaps more rolling after its semifinal series dragged on longer than Miami's, with

Smart and Tatum


The 'green' went up to twelve points before the doubts of the Heat, screwed up in attack.

Goran Dragic

threw the team on his back in attack, Adebayo impressed defensive force and

Tyler Herro

executed from the triple to keep the match balanced.

55-55 at halftime.

In the third, Boston again.

The Celtics went into double digits again before starting the fourth period, with Tatum unleashed (30 points total).

They seemed to have it under control but several triples by

Herro and Butler

put fear in the team and launched Miami, which gained confidence.

The Heat went ahead 106-105 after Butler's 3-pointer, but Tatum managed to tie the game from a free throw.

In extra time, feelings similar to the four previous quarters.

Boston accelerating first (+4) and Miami coming back from the triple, this time with

Jae Crowder

(7-0 partial).

Then came Butler's 2 + 1 over Tatum, key in the final seconds to put the Heat with +2 on the scoreboard.

The young Celtics forward forced his defense on the Miami guard, who despite pressure from his rival managed to score.

And, of course,

Adebayo's cap


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