Boston Celtics defeated Miami Heat 119-111 in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Derrick White and Jaylen Brown were the standout performers for the Celtics, scoring 28 and 27 points, respectively.
Last season, the two teams split their four meetings, and Miami ultimately advanced to the NBA Finals.
The game was closely contested, with neither team holding a lead of more than five points after the first three quarters.
Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo played well for the Heat, while Jimmy Butler struggled.
Boston took the lead in the fourth quarter, led by Derrick White's eight consecutive points.
A crucial block by White and free throws by Butler were pivotal moments in the game.
The Celtics paid tribute to the victims of a recent mass shooting in Maine before the game.
The teams had a history of competitive matchups in recent seasons, meeting in three of the past four Eastern Conference Finals.
Boston sealed the victory with a late three-pointer by Jaylen Brown.