Celtics are now one victory away from the finals as the Boston team cooled off Heat with the 94-90 win they scored on Tuesday. According to Reuters, the winners have taken a 3-2 series lead thanks to their great performance.
Miami Heat’s defense could not prevent the Celtics from scoring a victory on Tuesday night. Their strategies were great at the beginning of the game, but the Celtics became unstoppable in the second half of the game.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade did everything in their power to help the team, but their efforts were not enough this time. James scored 30 points, whereas Wade added 27 to his team’s score. Despite this, Heat’s possibilities of getting to the finals, as well as their opportunity to make up for last year’s title showdown, are getting smaller and smaller.
Rajon Rondo made 13 assists and shot only three times when he was supposed to shoot 15. Kevin Garnett got 26 points and 11 rebounds, but his performance was outrun by Boston who recuperated the 13-point deficit in the second quarter. During the third quarter, the Celtics were only nine points behind.
Boston’s coach, Doc Rivers, admitted that his team’s overall performance throughout the Tuesday game was weaker than the one of the Heat. It was partially his fault for that because the head coach advised his players to remain calm on the basketball court. He told them before the match that instead of overreacting, they should try to “hang in their” as much as possible. In his opinion, the longer the team plays in a game, the better it gets.
The competition did not lack thrilling moments, either. Analysts claim that the most decisive move was when Paul Pierce scored a three pointer over James. This was the ninth time that James gathered 30 points during a post-season game.
Erik Spoelstra, Heat’s head coach, told reporters that the entire team feels very sorry for the loss. The defeat is even harder to accept given that the team played at home.