Stats show how history is headed to heat up in the Eastern Conference Finals

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat talks with Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 19, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading or using this photograph, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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The Miami Heat is on a historic run in the NBA Playoffs.

After entering as a play-in team and receiving the eighth seed, the Heat overcame the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks.

Now they are looking to pull off another upset by defeating the Boston Celtics.

The Heat won Games 1 and 2.

Despite being overlooked in each round, the Heat are in excellent position to advance to the NBA Finals.

They are one of the rare teams that have won two road games to go 2-0.

According to ESPN, road teams that start 2–0 are undefeated in the conference finals.

Miami looks like the better team through two games.

They have the advantage of massive head coaching with Erik Spoelstra.

They also have the best player of the series, Jimmy Butler.

Miami has yet to suffer an elimination in the playoffs that has never been seen since the eighth seed.

Now the Heat are two home wins away from reaching the NBA Finals.

The last time an eighth seed made it to the NBA Finals was in the 1998–99 season.

Despite being underdogs by many NBA fans, the Heat do not view themselves in that light.

Jimmy Butler mentions how he and his team don’t care how outsiders see them.

The Heat have a chance to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since the 2020 bubble season.

If they can’t do that, it will be shocking.

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