NBA: Miami goes to the final!

By winning on Sunday night, Miami now leads 3-0 in the Conference Finals.

NBA: Miami goes to the final!

By winning on Sunday night, Miami now leads 3-0 in the Conference Finals.

Boston is close to the precipice! On the night of Sunday to Monday, the Celtics once again lost to the Miami Heat and are now down 3-0 in a one-sided Eastern Conference final. On the floor of the Heat, Boston literally collapsed, losing sharply 128 to 102. Miami was mainly able to count on Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin, authors of 79 points between them, while Jimmy Butler settled for 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Opposite, the failure was as collective as it was individual, with a Jaylen Brown (12 points) and especially a terribly clumsy long-distance Jayson Tatum (14 points) (1 out of 14). Game 4 of this series will take place on Tuesday, again in Miami. To hope to reverse the situation, like the Los Angeles Lakers also led 3 to 0 by the Denver Nuggets in the West, Boston is now forced to win the next four meetings, a feat that has never happened in the history of the league, in 149 attempts.

Eastern Conference Finals

Boston Celtics (2) - Miami Heat (8) : 0-3

Western Conference Finals

Denver Nuggets (1) - Los Angeles Lakers (7) : 3-0

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Western Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Denver Nuggets - Los Angeles Lakers

17 mai : Denver Nuggets - Los Angeles Lakers : 132-126

19 mai :  Denver Nuggets - Los Angeles Lakers : 108-103

21 mai :  Los Angeles Lakers - Denver Nuggets 

23 mai :  Los Angeles Lakers - Denver Nuggets 

Boston Celtics - Miami Heat 

18 mai : Boston Celtics - Miami Heat : 116-123

20 mai : Boston Celtics - Miami Heat 

22 mai : Miami Heat - Boston Celtics

24 mai : Miami Heat - Boston Celtics

In the West, Nicolas Jokic led his team to victory. The Nuggets have the best record in this Western Conference with 23 wins and 29 losses. They narrowly edge out the Memphis Grizzlies who took advantage of a superb Ja Morant during the regular season. Sacramento placed third. The Suns who were joined by Kevin Durant came in 4th ahead of the Clippers who finished the regular season well with the return of Kawhi Leonard. The defending champions, Golden State Warriors provided the essentials like the Lakers of Lebron James who finally got away with it. Rudy Gobert's Minnesota team completed the "Final 8".

In the East Milwaukee, Boston and Philadelphia were the favorites and they held their ranks and took the top three spots in the conference regular season respectively. Fourth place went to the Cleveland Cavaliers carried by Donovan Mitchell. The New York Knicks are back in the playoffs. It's only the second time in 10 years that the franchise has played in the finals. The Brooklyn Nets are victims of the departures of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks are the last two teams to qualify.

Each NBA franchise plays 82 regular season games. At the end of this regular season, the top eight franchises in each conference are ranked 1-8. 1st takes on 8th, 2nd takes on 7th,... Round 1 winners advance to the Conference Semi-Finals , the winners of the second round advance to the conference finals. The champions of each conference meet in the NBA Finals. The playoffs are played in the best of 7 games which are played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format, since the 2013-2014 season.

Since the 2020-2021 season, the play-in has been introduced in the NBA in which teams ranked 7th through 10th play in a mini tournament. The 7th and 8th of each conference face each other in a match, where the winner is qualified in 7th position of the playoffs. The loser plays the winner of the matchup between 9th and 10th in each conference, where the winner of the game advances to the playoffs in 8th place.

In the NBA, there are 30 franchises divided into two conferences:

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Nikola Jokic could almost have achieved the hat-trick, but the NBA preferred to award the title on May 3, 2023 to Joël Embid. The Sixers pivot was rewarded for his magnificent regular season. This is the third consecutive year that the distinction has been awarded to a pivot.