NBA Scores – Playoffs: 5/17/23

Lakers' disrespect for Jerry West, the NBA logo: It's horrible | MarcaPlayoffs – Conference Finals

East – Game 1:

  • Miami Heat 123 – Boston Celtics 116  (MIA leads series 1-0)

Highlights:  Plenty of basketball observers felt that Boston‘s second-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers was the true Eastern Conference finals. The Miami Heat would respectfully disagree. The No. 8 seed waltzed into Boston on Wednesday and took Game 1 against the Celtics with a stunning 123-116 upset. Just as you’d expect, Jimmy Butler led the way for Miami with 35 points, picking up right where he left off against Boston after scoring 82 points in his final two games against them in last year’s Eastern Conference finals. As for Boston’s superstar? Jayson Tatum had a stellar first half, but his quiet second was one of the stories of the night. He turned the ball over three times without making a field goal in the fourth quarter as Boston’s late-game offense imploded. Read more at:  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/celtics-vs-heat-score-takeaways-miamis-shooting-is-for-real-boston-struggles-late-in-east-finals-opener/live/  (Sam Quinn & Colin Ward Henninger/CBS NBA)

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