Shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 47 points in a remarkable performance and allowed the Miami Heat to beat the Boston Celtics 111-103 on the road, to leave the final series of the NBA Eastern Conference tied 3-3, which will be defined in the seventh game this Sunday in Florida.

The defining match will be played tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at the Heat’s FTX stadium and the winner will be playing the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors, who, led by Stephen Curry, beat the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 in the Western Conference. in the overall series.

Against the odds, Butler led his team to an unforgettable victory at Boston’s TD Garden. In the 45 minutes and 57 seconds that he was on the field, the forward added 47 points as a product of 12-19 in doubles, 4-8 in triples and 11-11 in free throws, also adding nine rebounds and eight assists.

If they win the seventh game in Miami, the Heat will return to the NBA Finals after two years, when they lost in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers led by LeBron James 4-2.

In Boston they did not reach Jayson Tatum’s 30 points with 5-7 in doubles, 4-7 in triples and 8-8 in free throws, nine rebounds and four assists. For the Celtics, winning the seventh would mean returning to the NBA Finals 12 years later, after the one they lost in 2010 against their classic rival, the Lakers, at that time led by Kobe Bryant and the Catalan Pau Gasol.

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