NBA play-offs: Boston Celtics beat Miami Heat to reach NBA finals for first time since 2010

Celtics reach NBA finals for first time since 2010

May 30, 2022 by BBC News - Home

Key Facts

  • Boston forward Jayson Tatum was awarded series MVP The Boston Celtics reached the NBA finals for the first time in 12 years as they held off a determined Miami Heat for a 100-96 game-seven win.
  • Boston failed in their last five play-off runs and almost did so again as Jimmy Butler missed a late three-point attempt which would have given Miami the lead.
  • After Butler's missed three-pointer, Boston's Marcus Smart - who had 24 points and nine rebounds in total - made two free throws to seal the long-awaited finals place.
  • Boston face the Warriors, who beat the Dallas Mavericks to earn their place in the finals, for game one in San Francisco on Thursday.

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