Heat oust Celtics, advance to NBA Finals

Bam Adebayo scores season-high 32 points in 125-113 win
Miami Heat celebrate 2020 Eastern Conference championship, September 2020
Posted at 10:25 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 22:35:42-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — 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.

Bam Adebayo goes for rebound, Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics in Game 6 of 2020 NBA Eastern Conference Finals
The Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo battles for a rebound along with Boston's Jaylen Brown (7) and teammate Grant Williams (12) during the second half of the sixth game of the Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The Heat won the series 4-2 -- and now, they'll see LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for the title. Game 1 of that series is Wednesday night.

Tyler Herro scored 19 points, Duncan Robinson and Andre Iguodala each had 15 and Goran Dragic added 13 for the Heat.