The Boston Celtics are the new Eastern Conference Champions since the BIG 3 era of Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen that lost to Lakers in a game 7 series of NBA Finals 2010 lead by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Celtics the first team awarded for Bob Cousy Trophy as ECF Champions 2021-2022 season. Celtics had a crucial victory with 100-96 to beat the Miami Heat in FTX Arena.
Celtics find a rhythm in the opening quarter that lead 32-17 after 12 minutes, the biggest lead of a road team in a game 7. Miami Heat got a momentum in the second period as they closed with 11-2 run to cut the deficit to 55-49 at the half, lead by Jimmy Butler 24 pts.
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Throughout the game the Celtics had an answer when the home ignited a run, late in the 4th Celtics lead balloon to 98-85 under 4 minute frame, but Heat capitalize with 11-0 run, including the crucial pull-up 3-pointer from Max Strus to cut the deficit to 98-96 but Jimmy Butler missed a wide open trey under 20 seconds left.
Jason Tatum is the first recipient of the Larry Bird Eastern Conference Final MVP Trophy, Tatum average the series with 25 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.1 steals. Tatum lead the Celtics tonight with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.