Gabe Vincent Becomes 1st D’Tigers Player To Reach NBA Final
By Niyi Busari
Gabe Vincent became the first D’Tigers player to reach the NBA final with his team, Miami Heats in America, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Miami Heats beat the Boston Celtics on Sunday, 125-113, to win the Eastern Conference finals in six games.
In the deciding game, the Heat were led by Nigerian-born Bam Adebayo, who scored 32 points, snatched 14 rebounds and dished five assists. Jimmy Butler added 22 points and eight assists, and Andre Iguodala provided a spark off the bench, scoring 15 points on 5 of 5 from the field.
Miami, the fifth seed in the East, will now get the chance to try to become one of the lowest-seeded teams in N.B.A. history to win the championship.
In 1981, the Houston Rockets entered the playoffs with a 40-42 record, which made them the sixth seed, back when only six teams from each conference made the playoffs. They made the finals and lost to the Celtics in six games.