Bam Adebayo made a Game & Playoff career-high 32pts to help Miami Heat to an Eastern Conference title. Photo Credit: @MiamiHEAT

Miami Heat have won the Eastern Conference Finals in the NBA Playoffs for the first time in six years, overcoming a very tough Boston Celtics team in Game 6 to wrap up the series and win the title with a 4-2 margin.

Going by how well Celtics played in Game 5 to force the sixth game, there was always the danger of the series going into a deciding game 7, and it was almost heading in that direction before Heat somehow outscored them in the fourth quarter to win 125-113.

After openly admitting that he played badly in Game 5 having made 13pts, Bam Adebayo this time around backed his words with action, and single-handedly dragged Heat through Game 6 making a double-double that was pivotal to his team’s victory on Sunday.

Adebayo made a Playoff career-high 32pts and 14rebs, leading on the scoring chart on all front to underline what a superb game he had. Adebayo also accounted for 5ast to cap an impressive game.

Today’s game was so close that Heat went into the break with a 2pt lead and it stayed like that after the third quarter. Although Celtics went on a 20-6 run in the 4th quarter, Miami Heat showed great discipline to come back and snuff out the game.

Semi Ojeleye was and unused player for Boston Celtics, while for Miami, both KZ Okpala and Gabe Vincent were inactive players.

Heat will now face LA Lakers in the NBA finals as they hope to win the Championships for the first time since 2013, when they had marquee names: Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade.

Interestingly, Heat who will hope to win a fourth Championship title, will be up against their former player, James who is gunning for his 4th Ring. One of the two will certainly be getting a fourth laurel at the finals.

Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.


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