NBA PLAYOFFS

Nigeria's Gabe Vincent drops 17 points to help Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat take down the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Gabe Vincent scores 15 points as the Miami Heat took game 1 against the Boston Celtics.

Gabe Vincent and the Miami Heat take down the Boston Celtics

The Miami Heat took down the Boston Celtics 118-107 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals played in the early hours of Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

The Miami Heat came into the Eastern Conference Finals with a 4-2 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Boston Celtics on the other hand took down the Giannis Antetokoumpo led Milwaukee Bucks in three games.

The key to the Miami Heat taking down Boston Celtics was their franchise player Jimmy Butler.

The Celtics started off hot led by their superstar Jayson Tatum to take a 62-54 lead after two quarters going to the halftime break.

Butler came out in the third quarter and contributed 17 points as the Celtics were only able to get 14 points as a team.

In the third and the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat would outscore the Boston Celtics 64- 45 to record the win.

In the end, it was a dominant Butler showing in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals as he recorded 41 points, nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks as the Heat took a 1-0 lead.

Gabe Vincent a member of Nigeria's basketball team did his best to help Butler and the Miami Heat take down the Boston Celtics.

Vincent contributed 17 points on five of 10 from the field, three for seven from the three point line and hit all four free throws.

He added two rebounds, three assist and three blocks and has a +23 rating on his time on the court.

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