Celtics beat the Heat in hopes to cool off Splash Brothers

Eastern Conference finals MVP Jayson Tatum led the way with 26 points,

Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each added 24 and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-96 on Sunday night

It was Boston’s first Game 7 win on another team’s home floor since topping Milwaukee for the 1974 NBA title

The Celtics were the “road” team when they beat Toronto in a Game 7 two years ago

Brown and Smart were part of Boston’s East finals losses in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

A frantic Miami run in the final moments casting what looked like a sure-fire Celtics win into serious doubt.

Jimmy Butler, who was once again magnificent for Miami, missed what would have been the game-winning 3-pointer.

who willed Miami into Game 7 by scoring 47 points on Friday in Boston,

Bam Adebayo added 25 for the Heat, who were down 11 with under 3 minutes to go before trying one last rally.

An 9-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Max Strus with 51 seconds left,

Kyle Lowry scored 15 for the Heat. Grant Williams finished with 11 for the Celtics.