Jayson Tatum scored just 14 points in Game 3 against the Miami Heat.

After a stunning 128-102 victory against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the Miami Heat are only one win away from reaching the NBA Finals.

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals was the night Miami’s supporting cast stole the show, with Jimmy Butler having thus far nearly single-handedly carried the Heat to this point.

Miami jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as Gabe Vincent scored a game-high 29 points on 11 of 14 shooting while Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin contributed 22 and 18 points, respectively.

Butler, who has been the best player in the NBA Playoffs thus far, had a quieter night than normal, scoring 16 points, pulling down 8 rebounds, and dishing out 6 assists.

Eighth-seeded Miami is now only one win away from making it to the NBA Finals for the second time in four seasons, despite needing to win two Play-In games to get to these Playoffs.

The Heat have been on an incredible run despite being given little hope of moving on by both bettors and NBA experts. They are currently one game away from adding a series sweep of the No. 2 seed to their record of victories.

Head coach of the Heat Erik Spoelstra told reporters, “That was a solid, mature, professional approach.” We’re getting there, but there’s a lot of material that’s been bottled up here, so we still have to finish it off.

The Miami Heat are now just one win away from a sweep.

“But undoubtedly, the strategy, and you can tell how much it means to everyone just from the morning session. However, you must then demonstrate it on a piece of wood.

“I enjoy how some of the emotions from what we’ve already experienced are pouring out. We’ll relax tomorrow, but we’ll truly clear our heads so we can finish this.

However, Boston will undoubtedly undergo substantial adjustments as a result of the humiliating manner of the loss and overall quality of performance this season.

Joe Mazzulla, a rookie head coach who was appointed halfway through the season after Ime Udoka’s suspension and subsequent departure from Boston, will probably face a lot of difficult questions.

Mazzulla said after the game that “just didn’t have them ready to play.”

“I should have, whatever it was, whether it was the starting lineup or it was an adjustment – I have to get them in a better place ready to play, and that’s on me,” he continued.

Jimmy Butler had a quieter night but the Heat's role players stepped up.

With Jaylen Brown expected to sign a substantial contract extension in the off-season that would further reduce the Celtics’ salary cap, the roster is also likely to undergo significant alterations.

The Celtics had already been persuaded that Brown and Jayson Tatum could lead Boston to a championship, but this was yet another disastrous night for the combo.

Tatum only managed to score 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting, while Brown only managed to score 12 points on 6-of-17 shooting as the two stars of the Boston Celtics crumbled in Miami.

In this series, Brown has had particular difficulty; in the first three games, he has made just two of his 20 three-point shots.

After the game, Brown remarked, “I don’t even know where to start.” “A blatant letdown. I believe that we collectively failed our supporters, our organisation, and ourselves. Although we may find fault, the truth is that it was plain humiliating.

“[In Game 4], we must simply show up and play basketball. Come out with a positive attitude, come out with pride in who you are, come out with pride in the team you’re playing for, come out with pride in whatever, and just come out and play basketball.

The series is still ongoing. Even when things aren’t looking good, you still come out, feel good about yourself, and put your best foot forward.

With this win, the Heat can complete a series sweep.win in Game 4 on Tuesday night in Miami.

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