Nikola Jokic's brother celebrates Denver's NBA Finals qualification with Michael Malone (from Twitter)
The Game of the Playoffs: The Eastern Conference Finals series between Boston and Miami continues to provide huge drama and historic turnarounds, and now basketball fans can enjoy it a little more, after the Celtics won a dramatic 103-104 in Florida and forced a decisive Game 7.
Derek White sealed the game-winning basket at the buzzer from an offensive rebound after Marcus Smart missed a three. White's basket prevented Jimmy Butler from once again becoming the big hero of the playoffs after he almost single-handedly brought the Heat back from behind by 10 late in the final quarter and scored three times from the penalty line with 3 seconds left to put the Heat in winning position.
Following the result, Boston will get the chance to record a historic feat and become the first team ever to erase a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series and move up a stage. 150 teams have tried to do this before and failed, and the day after tomorrow it will get a chance to complete a task that until recently seemed impossible. Either way, the Celtics have already become the fourth team in history to tie at 3-3 after falling behind 3-0.
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Unbelievable. Derek White celebrates (Photo: Reuters)
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