In Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 123-116 thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 35 points and a dominant third quarter. The Heat overcame a 13-point deficit in the second quarter and outscored the Celtics 46-25 in the third period to take control of the game. Jayson Tatum scored 30 points for Boston, but two crucial turnovers in the final minutes allowed Miami to secure the win. Butler also contributed with five rebounds, seven assists, and six steals. The Heat will look to continue their momentum in Game 2 on Friday.