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# Miami Heat

This week
28th May 2023 - 1st June 2023
# marching on
Heat rout Celtics to halt historic comeback and advance to NBA Finals
Jimmy Butler scored 28 points to help his side progress.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
Celtics stay alive with victory at Heat
Boston cut series deficit to 3-1 as Jayson Tatum stars.
# Playoffs
Miami Heat within one win of NBA Finals after pummeling Boston Celtics
The Celtics are now battling the weight of history – no team has rallied from 0-3 down to win a best-of-seven series.
Last month
May 2023
Butler leads Miami fightback to stun Boston Celtics and take 2-0 lead
Jimmy Butler finished with 27 points as the eighth seeds grabbed a second straight victory at Boston’s TD Garden.
Butler fuels Heat in Game 1 win over Celtics
The Heat out-scored Boston 46-25 in the third period to seize control.
This year
# Wrap
Miami dump Bucks out of NBA playoffs as Grizzlies stay alive against Lakers
Miami will now face the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
Brilliant Butler fires Heat past Bucks, LeBron spearheads Lakers rally
The second-seeded Grizzlies are staring down the barrel of an early playoff exit.
Butler, Strus lead Heat past Bulls and into playoffs
Meanwhile, Minnesota will face Western Conference top seeds Denver in the first round of the playoffs.
Last year
# Take a Bow
Celtics beat Heat in game seven, face Warriors in NBA Finals
Boston captured the winner-takes-all matchup to claim the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals 4-3.
# edging closer
Celtics beat Heat to reach brink of NBA Finals
Boston are one win away from a first finals appearance since 2010.
# NBA Playoffs
Morant sinks Wolves in thriller, depleted Heat down Hawks
The Grizzlies conjured an epic late fightback to stun the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-109.
# Wrap
Hawks hold off Heat, Bucks thrash Bulls in NBA playoffs
Trae Young delivered the game-winner for Atlanta.
Sixers, Celtics losses seal Miami top spot
The Celtics were outgunned 127-121 by the Bucks in Milwaukee while the Raptors edged out Philadelphia 119-114 in Toronto.
# Wrap
Booker stars as Suns beat Heat to seal NBA playoff berth
Elsewhere, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points as reigning NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks beat Atlanta.
Magic Morant spurs Grizzlies, Heat gore Bulls
Elsewhere, Brooklyn were thrashed 133-97 by the Toronto Raptors.
All time
# LA story
The Los Angeles Lakers hold on to beat the Miami Heat in overtime
Miami’s Herro missed two three-pointers in the final nine seconds.
# Wrap
Butler nets 32 points as Heat roll over Hornets, James makes strong return for Lakers
Elsewhere, LeBron James returned from a two-game injury absence to score 26 points for the LA Lakers.
# Wrap
Thunder come from 26 points down to stun Lakers
Elsewhere, the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-93 in a heavyweight clash of the Eastern Conference rivals.
# Heat-seeking missiles
Brooklyn Nets inspired by 'three of the best in this business' with return to winning ways
Durant, Irving and Harden shone against Miami Heat.
Pritchard's last-second score saves Celtics from disaster against Heat
Payton Pritchard rescued a missed lay-up from Marcus Smart in the last second to clinch victory.
# feeling the heat
Butler puts the brakes on LA Lakers' bid for record-equalling 17th NBA title
The Lakers still lead Miami Heat 3-2 in the series and can secure the title with a game-six victory on Sunday.
# game 4
LeBron and Lakers on the brink of NBA title after six-point win over Miami
Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 50 points as the Lakers took a 3-1 series lead.
Jimmy Butler carries Miami Heat to 11-point win over LA Lakers
The Heat secured their first win of the NBA Finals series.
# NBA Finals
Miami feeling the Heat after Lakers establish a 2-0 lead in NBA finals
Defiant Butler says Heat capable of rallying against Lakers.
# Strong start
Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener
After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance.
# Final Countdown
Miami Heat power into NBA finals with win over Boston Celtics
The Celtics lost the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years.
# i need a herro
Herro scores 37 as Heat hold off Celtics for 3-1 lead
The win moved them to within one victory of an NBA finals berth which they will try to secure in game five on Friday.
# golden brown
Heated locker-room exchange inspires Boston Celtics revival against Miami Heat
The Celtics avoided falling into an 0-3 hole from which no team has rallied to win a best-of-seven series.
# turn it up
Miami Heat come from behind to burn Boston Celtics again for 2-0 NBA series lead
In the Eastern Conference, Heat move closer and closer towards the NBA finals.
# The Heat Is On
Miami Heat blaze on after sending injury-hit Milwaukee Bucks home
LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets.
# While you were sleeping
Bucks on the brink as Miami move one win away from NBA Playoffs upset
Milwaukee had the best regular-season record but are on the verge of playoff exit.
# Wrap
Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars
The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.
LeBron leads Lakers to victory, Irving sprains knee in Nets loss
The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.
# hard luke
Disappointment for Dubliner Keeler as Andrade dominates Irish 'warrior' in Miami title fight
‘Cool Hand’ Keeler’s bid to become the WBO welterweight champion ended in defeat.
# Legend
Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate
Bryant’s hometown team the Philadelphia 76ers displayed Bryant’s number 33 Lower Merion High School jersey before last night’s game.
Celtics hand Lakers 'butt-whipping', Simmons 'ridiculously dominant' in Philly win
An epic Monday in the NBA served up surprise losses, overtime thrillers and brilliant displays from Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard.
# Hoops
Magic end Lakers' streak, Rockets lose
LeBron James had a double-double, but the Los Angeles Lakers were stunned by the Orlando Magic.
# Ballin'
Nuggets top Kawhi's Clippers, Irving returns after prolonged absence
The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets as Kyrie Irving made his long-awaited comeback.
# Wrap
Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers
There was plenty of NBA action on Friday.