Netease Sports reported on September 26:
On September 28, Beijing time, the Heat beat the Celtics at home and advanced to the finals with a big score of 4-2. This is the Heat's first return to the Finals since 2014, when LeBron James was still in the lineup.
These six years are neither short nor long, but the Heat have already changed beyond recognition compared to the Big Three. LeBron has already transferred and then transferred, Bosh and Wade have retired, but the Heat management is still stable.
The Heat have been in a downturn, but they haven't been frustrated. The introduction of Jimmy Butler in a big deal last summer shows their ambitions for the championship.
The Heat scored 44 wins and 29 losses in the regular season, ranking fifth in the East. To be honest, not many experts are optimistic about their ability to win. But unexpectedly, after a 4-month suspension and the start of the Orlando rematch, the Heat became one of the hottest teams.
They even had a lot of wins and losses in the regular season of the quarter-finals, but they didn't expect that at the beginning of the playoffs, they swept the first-round opponent Pacers.
In the semifinals, facing the championship favorites and the league's No. 1 Bucks in the regular season, the Heat took a 3-0 lead and shocked the league with seven consecutive wins in the playoffs. In the end, the Bucks failed to make history, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals 4-1.
Their self-confidence has risen. Tyler Herro has received unprecedented attention just like Murray in the west. Facing the Celtics, the Heat have a 2-0 advantage. Although they lost G3 and G5, In G4, Rijero scored a career-high 37 points to save the team and made countless history.
Today, the Heat lived up to expectations and successfully advanced, using practical actions to interpret the phrase "the sword is sharpened". At the critical moment of the fourth quarter, everyone can't wait for everyone to make contributions and convince the Celtics to lose.
They have already won the Western Conference championship 4-1. This is the first time the Heat have played against the Lakers in the Finals in the history of the Heat. LeBron James in the Lakers lineup is very familiar to them, and this time the match is even better. Like a cycle of deja vu.