Miami Heat beat Boston Celtics to send the Eastern Conference finals to a decider

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Jimmy Butler scored 47 points – a career play-off high – as Miami Heat beat Boston Celtics 111-103 to send the Eastern Conference finals to a decider.

The winner-takes-all tie is in Miami in the early hours of Monday.

With two minutes left the game was 99 for both teams before Butler’s three-pointer and three P.J. Tucker free throws allowed Heat to control the closing stages.

The winner will face the Golden State Warriors, who defeated Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals, in the NBA Finals that begin on Thursday in San Francisco.