The NBA playoffs are exciting, and the Denver Nuggets lock the Western Conference championship early and sit on the mountain to watch the tiger fight. In the East, the Greens won three straight games after trailing 3-0 to strongly drag the series back to their home court to grab seven. After a short break, the Eastern Conference finals G7 were played at Boston's North Shore Garden Arena, and the specific situation was the Heat's 103-84 victory over the Celtics. In this way, the league championship pattern has some new changes, let's take a look together.
4-3 Continue Black Eight, Heat make history
The G6 decisive moment of the East Final staged a god plot, Butler made a three-point foul to complete the quasi-kill, and the Green Army completed the whistle counter-kill with White's basket! Many people think that the Green Army will have a blessing if it is difficult to die, only the Heat do not believe in evil, they booked a flight to Denver in advance before the start of G7, the implication: we won this game! The Green Army took advantage of the home momentum to lead 9-5, Mazura took the initiative to call a timeout to set up the attack, and the Heat then went smoothly, playing a wave of 17-6 offense and taking a seven-point lead. In the second quarter, the Heat blossomed more and stretched their lead to double digits. After the break, the Heat once extended the point difference to 16 points, White was like a god soldier, and scored 8 points in a row to stop the bleeding of the Green Army, but the Green Army's excessive mistakes gave the Heat many opportunities to fight back, Butler and Martin quickly and steadily poured salt on the wounds of the Green Army, and the Heat expanded the gap to 20+ in one fell swoop. The Green Army was weak in counterattack, and Mazura withdrew the main force early to declare that he had thrown in the towel. In the end, the Heat defeated the Green Army 103-84.
The Heat continue the Black Eight 4-3 and advance to the Finals! According to statistics, the Heat became the first play-off team in NBA history to reach the Finals. Meanwhile, the Heat are the second Black Eight team in NBA history to reach the Finals, the last being the Knicks in 1999. That year, the Knicks were swept by the Spurs 0-4 in the Finals and missed the championship! I have to say that the Heat are really a magical team, they can always burst out amazing combat effectiveness in the world's contempt and prejudice, which is impressive. After the game, Heat soul Haslem put down his harsh words, he bluntly said: Our work is not done, we have four more games to win, that's my statement.
With 28 points + 7 rebounds + 6 assists, Butler won the Eastern Conference MVP
This is the seventh time the Heat have reached the Finals in history, after six previous Heats have won three championships and three runners-up, and their last Finals was in the 2020 Bubble Zone season. Since the Heat entered the Butler era, reached the Eastern Conference Finals three times in four years, and reached the Finals twice in four years, the tough guy has made this mediocre talent a special existence in a unique way. In the seven-game game, Butler slashed 28 points + 7 rebounds + 6 assists + 3 steals + 3 three-pointers, firmly controlling the game in his own hands. In the 7 games of the Eastern Conference finals, Butler averaged 24.7 points + 7.5 rebounds + 6.1 assists per game. In the end, Butler won 5 of the 9 Eastern Final MVP votes and was named the Eastern Final MVP, which is well deserved! From the regular season champion who beat Alphabet Brother in the first round to the regular season runner-up led by the East final, Butler is hard and cross, and no one is more qualified than him to continue to challenge the Nuggets with a regular season record of 3 & Western Conference championships!
26 points + 10 rebounds, Martin set a god-level record
Who stole the 4 East Final MVP votes! It's not Adebayo, the second boss of the Heat, and it's not Spoh, the hero behind the scenes, but Martin who lost the draft! In this life-and-death battle, Martin was possessed by Jordan, playing 44 minutes, shooting 11 of 16 (4 of 6 three-pointers), and smashing 26 points + 10 rebounds + 3 assists + 1 steal. According to statistics, Martin is the first draft in NBA history to win in G7 and cut 25+, and he and Butler became only the second pair of teammates in Heat history to cut 25+ in the winning game of the playoff series finale, the previous pair being James and Bosh. Throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, Martin averaged 35 minutes per game, averaging 19.3 points + 6.4 rebounds + 1.7 assists per game, shooting 60.2% from the field and 49% from three-point range. That's the scary thing about the Heat, Butler is by no means alone in the fight, there are always losers who stand up and play big heroes!
The finals schedule is out, and the Heat have good news
After the birth of the Eastern Conference champion, the finals schedule is also released, and the G1 will officially start in Denver on June 2 at 8:30 a.m. Beijing time, and will end on June 19 at the latest. The Nuggets are strong and strong; On the other hand, the heat is full of injuries and illnesses, and the boat and car are laborious. However, the Heat also have good news. According to NBA Hall of Fame Chris Haynes, Hiro is increasing his training intensity and is expected to return in the Finals, with a target comeback time of G3 Finals. Hiro himself said in an interview: I hope to be able to return in the finals, but at the moment there is still postoperative pain in my right hand. But then again, the Heat can get to this point without Heero, and they have the confidence to go further. Whether or not Hiro returns, no matter when Hiro returns, the Nuggets can't underestimate Butler and Heat's pursuit of a championship! Fans, what do you think about this? Come leave me a comment to discuss it.