The atmosphere of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals is unusual.
The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 110-97 in Game 5 of the 2022-23 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (4 wins from 7 games) held at TD Garden in Massachusetts, USA on the 26th (Korean time). Boston, who reached the finals in second place in the Eastern Conference, lost all games 1 to 3 of the series to Miami in 8th place, putting it in danger of being wiped out. However, after the 4th game, he won the 5th game and revived the article. Game 6 of the two teams will be held on the 28th at Kaseya Center, Miami’s home stadium.
Boston dominated the game. After leading 35-20 in the first quarter, Boston finished the first half 61-44. Although they trailed 28-29 in the third quarter, they maintained a lead throughout the fourth quarter and won by 13 points. Four players scored more than 20 points, including Jaylen Brown (21 points), who was sluggish at the beginning of the series, Jayson Tatum (21 points), Derek White (24 points), and Marcus Smart (23 points). Center Al Horford added strength by grabbing 11 rebounds (five offensive rebounds). Miami could not overcome the score difference that opened in the first quarter. It was also painful that the leader, Jimmy Butler, was tied with 14 points, and the team made 16 errors (9 in Boston).
No team in NBA history has achieved a ‘reverse sweep’ in a 4-7 series. Boston was expected to be eliminated in all four games when it lost the third game in vain, but its performance began to revive from the fourth game. The energy level on the court changed as Tatum’s scoring cannon started to work with Brown. Tatum, who recorded his first double-digit assists (11) this postseason, said, “When things don’t work out, you see the true character of a person, a team. We have the ability to come together and work things out when things aren’t going well.” said.
Miami leads with 3 wins and 2 losses,스포츠토토 but is pushed behind in the atmosphere. “I’m always going to stay positive,” Butler said, “we’re going to win this series. We have to finish at home.”