Celtics Fans Storm Boston Streets After Insane Game 6 Win Over Miami Heat
When the Denver Nuggets swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, the Miami Heat were winning its Eastern equivalent against the Boston Celtics 3 to 0. As such, many NBA fans thought that another sweep was inevitable, but the Massachusetts team held on. After two victorious games, Game 6 tied the series thanks to an unbelievable play from Derrick White, clinching the win with just 0.1 seconds remaining. Sure, the shot was met with typical "the league is rigged" takes thanks to a clock controversy. Regardless, the Celtics are going back home for Game 7, a city that went absolutely ballistic with the Game 6 win.
Moreover, videos ran rampant online of Boston fans taking to the streets to celebrate. One clip in particular sees an athletic supporter climbing a street post and hyping up the massive crowd below him. From behind phone screens, one can't even begin to imagine how electric the city must've been. "I've never been so excited to go back to Boston in my life," Celtics star Jayson Tatum told press. Of course, the same applies to Miami, whose victory would've solidified the eighth-seed team's absolute tear through the East- and lit their fans on fire. Still, given that both teams had their incredible moments and straight-up flops and fumbles in Game 6, anything could happen in the final game of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals.
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For example, Boston might have taken the dub on Saturday night (May 27), but it was their worst three-point performance of the whole season. On the other hand, Miami secured some truly remarkable clutch shots from the three-point line, but lost many chances to take the lead. On top of each team's performance, the aforementioned clock controversy is a hot topic of debate in the NBA world right now. To sum it up, the Celtics were given an additional 0.9 seconds following their foul on Jimmy Butler (called with 2.1 seconds remaining) and his free throws, most likely due to refs maintaining that the foul took place at the 3.0 mark.
Derrick White Took The Celtics One Step Closer To The NBA Finals
However, other fans argued that refs missed Butler's double dribble in the first place. These are two incredibly determined and passionate teams, and their fanbases are no different. With Game 7 taking place on Monday night (May 29), we can assume that there will be much tougher calls to make, much crazier plays to praise, and a whole lot of angry people on Twitter on both sides. If the Celtics win, it would make them the first team in league history to reverse a 3-0 trail in a playoff series. For the latest updates and news on the Celtics-Heat saga and the NBA post-season, come back to HNHH.
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