The Celtics Aim to Clinch the Finals from Miami with Tatum’s Help


BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Celtics have clinched the Eastern Conference Finals. However, they will be playing the Miami Heat in Game Six. Jaylen Brown led the team with 25 points on May 26, and Bam Adebayo scored 18 points for the Heat.

In conference games, the Celtics are 33-19. Boston averages 111.8 points per game and outscores opponents by 7.3 points. The Heat have a 35-17 record in playing against their conference foes.

Miami is the best shooting team in the Eastern Conference, shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc. Victor Oladipo leads the Heat with a 41.7 percent 3-point shooting percentage.

TOP PERFORMERS INCLUDE: For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum averages 3.0 3-pointers a game while scoring 26.9 points and shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. Brown has shot 48.0 percent and averaged 23.7 points in Boston’s last ten games.

Tyler Herro is averaging 20.7 points and 44.7 percent shooting for the Heat. In Miami’s last ten games, Jimmy Butler has averaged 24.7 points. THE LAST TEN GAMES: Celtics: 6-4, averaging 107.3 points, 44.0 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 5.0 steals, and 7.6 blocks a game on 45.4 percent shooting. Their opponents have a 98.8 point per game average.

Heat: 5-5, averaging 101.6 points, 41.1 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 8.4 steals, and 4.2 blocks a game on 43.8 percent shooting. Their opponents have scored 102.5 points per game on average. INJURIES: Sam Hauser is no longer with the Celtics (shoulder). Tyler Herro: on-again, off-again (groin).

Aiden J. Miller
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