On Saturday night at the Kaseya Center in Miami, theBoston Celticspulled off a third straight win in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat, with some late-game heroics from guard Derrick White.
After Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butler made three clutch free throws to put the Heat up one with three seconds left in the game, it seemed like Erik Spoelstra s squad had punched their ticket to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2020.
Unfortunately, three seconds was enough time for the Celtics to get two attempts at a game-winning bucket on the other end, with White putting on the finishing touches with a putback as the buzzer sounded in Miami.
It was a thrilling ending to a playoff game, to say the least, which as a result, has forced a Game 7, with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.
Every NBA fan watching, including former NBA players Jamal Crawford and Channing Frye, had their jaws on the floor after witnessing what happened in the final moments of Game 6 via NBA on TNT.
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Initially, it didn t appear that White got his shot off in time to beat the buzzer, which prompted the Heat to begin to celebrate, but after a review, White indeed scored in time to force a Game 7 on Monday night at TD Garden in Boston.
Although these Eastern Conference Finals once appeared to be ending in a sweep, with Miami winning the first three games in convincing fashion, the Celtics have climbed back into this series and will have a chance to make NBA history on their home floor.