The Heat is gone—gone from the NBA playoffs, that is.
Miami fell one game short of advancing to the NBA Finals, losing 100-96 to Boston in the decisive seventh game of their Eastern Conference Finals series.
The Heat rallied from a 13-point deficit with about three and a half minutes to play. They had the ball, down by two points, with the shot clock off when Jimmy Butler went for the dagger with a 3-point attempt.
He was unsuccessful.
“When it ends, it ends with a thud,” Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It’s heartbreaking when it ends like this.”
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media