NBA: Celtics advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals while Heats shock the Bucks 

Celtics won the series 4-2 against the Hawks while Heats shock number 1 seed Bucks 4-1

(Basketball news) The Miami Heats shocked the NBA fans as they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 128-126 in game 5 to clinch the series 4-1 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. For the Heats, Butler scored 42 points while Adebayo had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Gabe Vincent added 22 points. For the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 20 rebounds while Khris Middleton added 33 points. Grayson Allen had the chance to take the match into a second overtime but he missed his shot. With this result the Heats face the Knicks in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

“We’re a resilient group,” Butler said. “We stick together through everything.”

“We’ve practiced variations of that play with a bunch of different guys,” Spoelstra said. “I was going to do a different version of it. He just said, ‘No, let me be that guy.’ I just said, ‘OK, but what if we can’t get that pass.’ He said, ‘I’ll get it. Don’t worry about it.’ ”

“He’s desperate and urgent and maniacal and sometimes psychotic about the will to try to win,” Spoelstra said. “He’ll make everybody in the building feel it. That’s why he is us and we are him. That’s the way we operate as well.”

“There’s no failure in sports,” Antetokounmpo said. “There’s good days, bad days. Some days you’re able to be successful. Some days you’re not. Some days it’s your turn. Some days it’s not your turn. That’s what sports is about. You don’t always win.”

The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 128-120 in game 6 to win the series 4-2 and progress to the Eastern Conference semifinals as they face the Philadelphia 76ers. For the Celtics, Brown led the scoring with 32 points, while Tatum had 30 as Horford, who played in Atlanta from 2007-16, chipped in with 10 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and three blocks Marcus Smart also came up big scoring 22 points . For the Hawks, Young had 30 points and 10 assists, but he finished just 9 of 28 from the field.

“We talked about finishing the game,” Horford said. “I felt the last game, for the most part, we were fine. But tonight there was that sense of urgency. We understood how important it was to not extend the series.”

“It was huge,” Brown said. “Al came through for us.”

“Quin is the future,” Young said. “I believe with him here, this city’s going to win a championship.”

“We were right there,” Snyder said.

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