Celtics Cool Heat In Race To NBA Finals

A lot of people said that Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum couldn't play together and that one of them should be traded.

Not anymore.

The Celtics are heading to the NBA Finals. Boston eliminated the top-seeded Miami Heat 100-96 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals. The C's held on to advance to their first Finals appearance since 2010. Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 35 points in a loss for the Heat. Jayson Tatum was named the inaugural winner of the Larry Bird Trophy as the MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals.

After the game Tatum said that this Game Seven was the biggest game of his career and he wanted to honor Kobe Bryant with it.

The NBA Finals are set. The Warriors and Celtics will meet for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Game One is in San Francisco on Thursday night.

The Celtics are chasing an NBA record 18th title while Golden State is after their seventh championship.

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 29: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with his teammatesafter being awarded the Eastern Conference Larry Bird MVP trophy after defeating the Miami Heat with a score of 100 to 96 in Game Seven to win the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at FTX Arena on May 29, 2022 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

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