In 2004, the Boston Red Sox became the first team in major league history to overturn the series from 0-3 to 4-3 by winning 4 games after losing the first 3 games in the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. Driven by that momentum, he advanced to the World Series and enjoyed the thrill of winning the championship after 86 years.
This year, 19 years after that, another professional sports team based in Boston, the Boston Celtics, also challenged the miracle of the Red Sox in 2004, but unfortunately lowered their heads. Boston, which challenged the ‘miracle of 0%’, was unable to overcome the wall of the Miami Heat, which continued the ‘miracle of the 8th seed’.안전놀이터
Miami players, including Bam Adebayo (center), are delighted with the trophy after becoming the final winner of the series by beating Boston 103-84 in the away game of Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on the 30th. Boston | AP Yonhap News
In Game 7 of the 2022-2023 NBA Eastern Conference Final against Boston held at TD Garden in Boston, USA on the 30th, Miami won a 103-84, 19-point victory after consistently overwhelming.
Miami, which finished the series with 4 wins and 3 losses, advanced to the championship match after 3 seasons after the 2019-2020 season. Miami will play the final match for the championship from June 2nd with the Denver Nuggets, who first arrived in the championship match.
Miami, which entered the playoffs in 8th place through the play-in tournament, defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, who ranked first in the overall win rate, with 4 wins and 1 loss in the first round, and the 5th seed New York Knicks, 4 wins and 2 losses in the second round, and then won 2 in the Eastern Conference finals. By beating even seed Boston, it became the second seeded team to reach the championship final after New York in the 1998-1999 season.
Miami’s road to the championship game was bumpy. He swept all of his first three games against Boston and looked like he was on his way to the championship game with ease. However, from the 4th match, Boston suffered three consecutive losses and was driven to the brink of a ‘reverse sweep’.
In particular, Boston had the upper hand in terms of momentum by winning a thrilling come-from-behind victory with a miraculous tip from Derek White, who came out with 0.1 seconds left in Game 6. Moreover, the venue for Game 7 was Boston’s home. None of the 150 series that went 3-0 in NBA history was overturned, and Boston seemed poised to write history this time around.
But in a desperate situation, Miami did not panic. Miami, which blocked Boston’s offense using regional defense, took a 55-41 lead in the first half.
In the third quarter, Boston started to chase, but Miami also continued its lead, making a double-digit difference in the third quarter, 76-66, thanks to the surprise performance of Caleb Martin (26 points, 10 rebounds).
And at the beginning of the 4th quarter, ace Jimmy Butler (28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) widened the gap, and Duncan Robinson’s 3-point shot and Bam Adebayo (12 points, 10 rebounds) with 7 minutes left in the game ended the game. They tied the score and ran away by 91-71, 20 points, and decided the game. Butler was named MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals.
In Boston, Jayson Tatum, who injured his left ankle while landing after throwing a shot at the beginning of the game, played 41 minutes until the last minute, but it was painful that he was sluggish with 14 points and a field goal success rate of 38.5%.