NBA: Miami overwhelmed Boston and is facing a historic classification

Miami Heat was one victory away from qualifying for the NBA Finals by defeating the Boston Celtics again and place 3-0 in the definition of the Eastern Conference. Playing at home, the Heat dominated from start to finish to prevail 128-102 and leave the series feeling over.

With Gabe Vincent as scorer with 29 points and with six players with more than 10 points, Miami achieved a victory that places it on the edge of the classification, since on Tuesday it will be home again at the Kaseya Center. In the Celtics nobody was saved from the debacle, beyond the 14 points and 10 rebounds of Jayson Tatum, who shot 6-18 from the field and 1-7 in triples, to make it clear how difficult it was to score for the visitors.

Arrived from the Play In, Miami is facing a historical fact: only once has an eighth-ranked player managed to reach the NBA finals. It was in 1999, when the Knicks of Pat Ewing, Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston eliminated Miami precisely, that it was the best team in the East, and then they beat the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers in succession and then lose in the definition against the San Antonio Spurs of Tim Duncan and David Robinson.

Denver, with the broom ready

As in the East, the definition of the Western Conference also seems sentenced and this Monday may be resolved when thehe Denver Nuggets visit the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With Nikola Jokic dominating and Jamal Murray unstoppable, the Nuggets lead the series 3-0, so if they achieve a new victory they will sweep the Lakers and advance to the NBA final for the first time in their history.

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