The Miami Heat have already done the unthinkable and made it from the NBA play-in games to the Eastern Conference Finals. They took it another step on Wednesday winning game one on the road in Boston to take a 1-0 series lead.
No one picked Miami heading into round one to beat Milwaukee or upset the Celtics in this series. So far they are off to a great start but can they keep it up?
Jimmy butler got back to his old scoring ways from that Bucks series as he dropped 35 points to go with six steals. The rest of his team is starting to play better too as Bam Adebayo strung together another good game. He has scored 18 or more in four-straight games.
To pull off this upset the Heat will need to keep the pedal on the gas offensively. Out of the four remaining teams in the playoffs, most people would probably say that Miami has the least-talented offense.
Outside of Jimmy Butler, and occasionally Bam Adebayo, this team doesn’t have many players who can get their own shot. They rely on their role players to knock down open shots when given a chance like Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, and Kyle Lowry.
The main strength of this team is on defense and getting timely buckets that shift the momentum of the game. It has been amazing to watch this team so far in the playoffs.
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