We're going to a Game 7, ladies and gentlemen! Behind the heroics of Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat forced a do-or-die Game 7 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. It's a fitting end to a grueling series that saw both teams beat each other up multiple times on the court.
The back-and-forth series has stirred the souls of quite a few legends from both teams. After the Heat's clutch win, Miami legend Dwyane Wade decided to take some shots at Celtics legend Paul Pierce. Wade would tweet at Pierce after the game with a savage GIF featuring Kanye West.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 28, 2022
The Celtics and Heat have had their fair share of battles against each other over the years. The most prominent iteration of this was back in 2012, during the LeBron-Wade-Bosh era of Miami. Pierce and the Celtics would take the Heat to the brink of elimination, but would ultimately bow down to the King and his army.
This version of the Heat-Celtics rivalry has been a pretty rough series for both teams. Miami and Boston are nursing key injuries to their players (Marcus Smart, Robert Williams, Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry). and the two teams have played some sloppy basketball at times. However, these factors have made for an incredible tense series filled with action and drama.
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be played on Sunday night in Miami. Will the Heat be able to complete the 2-3 comeback? Or will the Celtics regain their form in time to make it back to the Finals for the first time since 2010?