The Heat must become “David” to finish off the Boston giant

He Miami Heat He must demonstrate, once again, that he is made for great moments. Although this time without their star Jimmy Butler in the first postseason series.

After getting their ticket to the playoffs, in the last opportunity that the Play-Inn presented them, the South Florida team will seek to overturn the predictions. It won't be easy at all, since they had to face the Goliath of the Eastern Conference: The Boston Celtics. In addition, its main figure will not be available due to a medial collateral ligament injury.

In his role as David, the Heat must make adjustments and be competitive like last Wednesday, when they won 111-101 to tie the series (1-1).

Tyler Herro, in Butler's absence, is called upon to lead the Heat. After being beaten at the start of the series, the guard took a step forward.

“Right before this series, JB (Butler) sent me a message to take charge of the team and lead these guys, to make all the right plays,” Herro said after Miami's victory, in which he He finished with 24 points and 14 assists.

The Heat know how to play Boston and coach Erik Spoelstra has shown that he knows how to get the best out of his players in important moments, because it is not in vain that the Miami team, under his command, has gone to three conference finals and two conference finals. NBA since 2019.

Furthermore, since he has led them (2008-09), they have only missed three postseasons.

Satisfaction in Miami:

“It was a very good response,” Spoelstra said because of how the team regrouped when everyone assumed that Boston would win the opening two games at home and have the series in the bag.

Now the Heat must show their greatness at home on Saturday and Monday, as they did in the regular round (24-17), knock out the giant Celtics and then give them the final blow at home.

Last year, Miami was in a similar situation against Boston, but managed to overcome it. Will it do it again?