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Boston (USA): Miami Heat responded to its host Boston Celtics when they beat them at home 109 103 Saturday in the third game of the semi-finals of the NBA (Eastern Region Final).
The Heat compensated for its loss against its guest Celtics 102 127 in the second match on Thursday, to achieve its second victory in the series of the final round of the Eastern Region and advance 2 1.
The Miami Heat owes its victory to the remarkable brilliance of center player Pam Adebayo, who achieved “Double Double” by scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals.
Adebayo, whose scoring average in the first and second games of this series was eight points, compensated for the Miami Heat’s loss to the services of its star Jimmy Butler, who suffered a knee injury at the end of the first half, specifically after 20 minutes, which prevented him from continuing to play.
And the Miami Heat hit hard in the first quarter and decided it in his favor by 21 points (39 18) and expanded it to 26 points in one of the second quarter periods before the homeowners reduced it to 15 points at the end of the first half (47 62).
And imposed the same equalizer in the third quarter (25 25) before the Celtics rose up in the last quarter (31 22) and managed to reduce the difference to one point three minutes before the end (92 93) thanks to the remarkable brilliance of the match star Jaylen Brown, who has 40 points (with nine Follow-ups), including 14 in the last quarter.
But the guests responded strongly with a hat-trick for Max Strass, who has 16 points, and a basket for Adebayo, 24 seconds from the end, before BJ Tucker (17 points and seven rebounds) and Victor Oladipo scored valuable free throws.
The match witnessed Kyle Lowry’s return to Miami after missing the first and second matches due to injury. The attacking performance of the visitors changed, causing another headache for the Celtics after Adebayo’s remarkable brilliance.
And the Celtics struggled until the end of the second quarter to cope with the Miami Heat’s attacks.
The Celtics took advantage of the disappointing start of their guest at the beginning of the third quarter due to the absence of the injured Butler, but Adebayo and his companions quickly realized the situation and withstood the offensive tide of the owners of the land, maintaining the 15-point difference until its end.
Celtics star Jason Tatum scored only 10 points, while Al Horford also featured in the “Double Double” with 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Marcus Smart added 16 points with seven assists.