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The Boston Celtics Have A Chance To Record Remarkable First In NBA History Tonight

The Boston Celtics Have A Chance To Record Remarkable First In NBA History Tonight
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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The NBA season is quickly coming towards an end across the Atlantic, with only three teams still in contention to life the Larry O'Brien trophy next month.

The Denver Nuggets have already secured their place in the Finals, sweeping LeBron James and the LA Lakers in the Western Conference finals on the back of some remarkable play from two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.

The series out west was a non-contest and for a while it looked as though it would be a similar story in the east.

The Miami Heat entered the play-offs as 8th seeds in the Eastern Conference, although they do have plenty of post-season pedigree in recent seasons having reached the Finals in 2020 and the Eastern Conference finals last year.

With Jimmy Butler putting in some remarkable performances, they would defeat top seeds Milwaukee Bucks in the first round, before going on to eliminate the New York Knicks.

Taking on the Boston Celtics in the conference finals, they would race out to an unlikely 3-0 lead in the series.

For those of you who are familiar with the NBA, you would know that such a deficit is a death knell for any team. No team in the history of the league has won a play-off series after losing the first three games.


That could be about to change.

Boston Celtics have a chance to make NBA history tonight

After looking dead and buried, the Celtic have won each of the last three games to bring the series to a deciding game seven tonight, which will get underway at 1:30AM Irish time. What's more, Boston will have home court advantage.

Game six provided one of the most dramatic moments in recent NBA history.


With the Celtic trailing by one point with only three seconds left and facing elimination, guard Derrick White would produce a last gasp shot at the buzzer to steal a win of the road.

Many people make the Celtics the favourites to win tonight's game. They have the more talented roster, and outside of all-stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, Miami have been heavily dependant on a number of journeymen throughout their play-off run.

In saying that, this series has been incredibly unpredictable right from the start. It would be a surprise were this game not to come down to the final couple of plays once again.


Should the Celtics pull this off, it would be reminiscent of a famous victory by the Boston Red Sox in 2004. On that occasion, the long-suffering franchise came back from 3-0 down against old rivals the New York Yankees to produce the first such comeback in MLB history. They would then go on to win a first title since 1918.

The city will be hoping for a similar outcome tonight.

The game will be tipping off at 1:30AM Irish time and you can watch it on Sky Sports.


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