The Miami Heat continued their impressive campaign in the post-season.
Every time people think they’re about to hit a wall and struggle against a seemingly superior team, Erik Spoelstra’s team proves the world wrong with their strong character and determination.
They took on TD Garden as the No. 8 seed, despite being 8-point underdogs ahead of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and they made a big statement in hostile territory.
This may come as little surprise to most bookmakers, fans and even analysts, but not to Heat star Jimmy Butler, who recently claimed that he always has faith in his team’s ability to get the job done. Was.
“We always got a chance.”
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Notably, the Heat also took down the Celtics at this stage when these teams were stuck in the bubble, but both teams have made a bit of a change since then.
Spoelstra continued to establish himself as one of the best coaches in the league, especially in terms of making minor changes and adjustments in the playoffs, completely outcoaching the young Joe Mazzulla in the first game of the series.
Needless to say, the Celtics have enough resources and firepower to come back from this deficit and steal home court advantage back from the Heat.
However, they can’t afford to see the Heat go on such huge runs without timeouts or adjustments of any kind, especially against a supremely experienced coach and one of the best playoff performers we’ve seen in years. have seen.
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