The Miami Heat are having a dream run in the NBA Playoffs 2020. They’re all of a sudden a real contender of the championship this year. It is sure that the Celtics won’t yet drop their arms easily, but the Heat are increasingly getting too hot to handle for them.
In game 4, the Miami Heat came with a foolproof game plan against the key Celtics player. They successfully restricted Jayson Tatum to zero points in the entire first half. Tatum clocked 17 minutes in those two quarters, but not a single point. With Miami’s win, one of the vets on their roster inched closer to an NBA record.
Miami Heat star will be on cloud ‘6’ with just one more win!
Andre Iguodala, the 36-YO veteran, is one of the most experienced post-season players a team can have. He has played 13 playoff seasons in his career, and this current one is his 10th consecutive appearance in the NBA playoffs. Interestingly, Miami Heat is the fourth team in the last 10 years that he has represented. Still, his playoff run remained undeterred.
So, the record that he is about to match is that of the most consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals by a player. He is currently standing at 5 and in most probabilities will make it 6 in the coming days.
Andre Iguodala is one win away from going to his 6th straight Finals. pic.twitter.com/ZT2H1iZfhB
— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 24, 2020
The other names on this coveted list are Bill Russell (10), Sam Jones (9), Tom Heinsohn (9), Frank Ramsey (8), LeBron James (8), James Jones (7), K. C. Jones (7), Bob Cousy (7), and Tom Sanders (6). Notably, seven of these names come from the golden era of Celtics’ dominance. So breaking into this league can be a major reward for Andre’s 15-year-long illustrious career.
What are the chances of him winning the next?
Very high! The Miami Heat won three-quarters today and their entire unit performed for them. Bam Adebayo scored yet another double-double, both Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler gave an all-round performance. Plus, as a surprise package, the young rookie Tyler Herro shocked the Boston Celtics with his career-high 37 points.
The Celtics almost fought without Jayson’s help in the first half, but still managed to stay at par with the Heat. Tatum came strong in the second half as he dropped 28 points, but it was too late until then.
With the looks of it, the chances are huge that Andre will play in his 6th consecutive NBA finals.