Once again Miami had their main star activating Playoff Mode and they are now up 1-0 in the series
After the Denver Nuggets started the Western Conference Finals with the advantage, the Miami Heat did the same in the East. With a great performance from almost every player, they are up 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals with a road victory. Jimmy Butler shines once again and the Miami Heat managed to win Game 1.
It was not easy for the Heat, but they had an amazing third period which helped a lot. After losing the first half by 66-57, Miami scored simply 46 points in the third period and took the lead in the scoreboard. They even lost the last quarter, which made them win the game by 123-116 even losing three quarters, but in the end, they got the first win.
Playing at home, the Boston Celtics disappointed their fans. Being the favourites to win the league and having the best record among the remaining teams, they should have done better. Now they need to win Game 2 to avoid going to Miami for Games 3 and 4 with the risk of being swept.
As we mentioned, Jimmy Butler was the man of the match, by far. But he was not the only one to have great numbers. In fact, another five Heat players got 10+ points. The same happened on the Celtics’ side. Check out the numbers of this game.
- Jimmy Butler – 35 PTS/5 REB/7 AST
- Bam Adebayo – 20 PTS/8 REB/5 AST
- Gabe Vincent – 15 PTS
- Max Strus – 15 PTS
- Caleb Martin – 15 PTS
- Kyle Lowry – 15 PTS
- Jayson Tatum – 30 PTS/7 REB
- Jaylen Brown – 22 PTS/9 REB/5 AST
- Malcolm Brogdon – 19 PTS
- Marcus Smart – 13 PTS/11 AST
The Miami Heat surprised everybody. Not only because they scored 123 points, way above their average, but also because they stopped the Celtics from having better numbers. Mostly because of this unexpected great defensive performance from Miami (and a poor offensive performance from Boston), we missed every player’s prop line. Check out the results.
- MIA Heat +8.5 (MIA won by 7)
- Over 210.5 points (239 points)
- Jimmy Butler under 27.5 points (35 points)
- Jayson Tatum over 39.5 points and rebounds combined (30 PTS/7 REB = 37 total)
- Bam Adebayo has a double-double (20 PTS/8 REB)
- Al Horford over 6.5 rebounds (6 rebounds)
- Kyle Lowry over 4.5 assists (3 assists)
- Jaylen Brown over 2.5 three-pointers (1 three-pointer)
- BOS Celtics over 110.5 points (116 points)
- Jayson Tatum to make a 30ft+ three-pointer