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The Celtics beat the Heat and will play to tie the series in Miami

The Boston Celtics have managed this Thursday to take the fifth game of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Miami Heat (110-97) to get closer to 2-3 in the tie and keep alive their hopes of achieving an unprecedented comeback in league history.

After avoiding being “swept” in the fourth game, winning easily in Miami, the series returned to Boston with the hopes of the “greens” higher than in the entire series and the goal of taking it to the sixth game, something that has only It happened in 15 of the 150 that have started 3-0.

The Celtics began with a very powerful defense and successful in attack, to be placed with an initial run of 20-5. On a day not as good as Jimmy Butler is used to, who only scored 14 points, the most outstanding in Miami was Duncan Robinson (18), who put his team in the game with his three-pointers, although at half-time the deficit was still wide ( 61-44).

The locals maintained their advantage in the third quarter, but in the last quarter, the improvement of their rivals cut the lead to ten points, but the success of Derrick White and Marcus Smart turned off the good moment of Erik Spoelstra’s men, to leave the lead in the thirteen points with which the match ended.

Despite the fact that Tatum did not have his day, he scored 21 points and was one of the four ‘green’ players who went above 20, White (24), Smart (23) and Jaylen Brown (21), the first time they get it this season. Now the series returns to Miami, where the Heat will have their third chance to reach the finals.

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