Eastern Conference finals MVP Jayson Tatum led the way with 26 points, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each added 24 and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-96 on Sunday night to earn a berth in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
After a 47-point Game 6 performance on Friday in Boston, Jimmy Butler led the Miami Heat with 35 points along with nine rebounds in Game 7. Bam Adebayo added 25 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists for the Heat.
Following a series-ending victory over the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka shared his thoughts on Jayson Tatum who won the first Larry Bird Eastern Conference finals MVP award:
“He’s the head of the snake as far as that, well deserved all accolades he’s getting and he’s only 24, not even touched his ceiling, not even close to that.”