NBA Basketball

Heat oust Celtics to reach NBA Finals

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team's next title run.

He'll have that chance.

The Heat are going to the NBA Finals - surprising many, perhaps, but not themselves. Bam Adebayo scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Butler scored 22 points and the Heat won the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth time by topping the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday night.

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