On May 30, Beijing time, the East Final Seven Battle began, and Tatum had an accident 26 seconds into the game. He hit his left foot during a breakaway and broke into a cold sweat for the Green Army's home fans. Fortunately, however, Tatum's ankle was not a big problem, and he insisted on staying on the field. In the first quarter, the Heat led the Green Army 22-15.
Slow motion shows that Tatum's breakthrough caused Vincent to foul. Vincent fell to the ground, and when Tatum fell, he was touching Vincent's heel and squinting. Tatum fell to the ground in pain and clenched his ankles, but he quickly stood up. Tatum hit one of two free throws, Brown hit a free throw, Horford hit a layup, and the Greens went on a 5-0 start.
Adebayo scored on a layup, Martin hit a layup, Brown scored back-to-back points, and Vincent and Butler also gave color. With White's shot, the Green Army led 11-8. However, the Heat then played an 8-0 offensive wave, Martin and Strus hit three consecutive three-pointers, Butler hit a free throw, and the Heat rallied by five points. Martin hit a three-point shot and Lowe scored on a dunk. Butler and Strus broke through the basket to give the Heat a seven-point lead.
It is worth mentioning that Tatum's jacket before the game has Garnett's image and is accompanied by the slogan "anything is possible". His seven-steal performances have always been excellent. The front data gives the playoff scoring average ranking, with Tatum averaging 28.8 points per game in fifth place. The top four are James (34.9), West (30.9), Baylor (29.2) and Pettit (29.2). Pierce, Rondo, House and other veterans of the Green Army were watching the game from the sidelines.
The player with the most wins in history is the Green Army's Horford. This is the 10th time in Horford's career that Horford has won 7 and lost 7.
Before the game, US media Talkin' NBA posted data showing that in all the seven games in NBA history, the final record of the home team was 111 wins and 36 losses, with a win rate of 75.5%.