Miami Heat win against the Boston Celtics, sending them straight to the finals (includes video story)

The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 103-84 Monday night to win the Eastern Conference Finals.

Miami is the second team in NBA history to make the finals as an eighth seed.

The Heat won the first three games but lost games four through six.

If the Celtics had won game seven, it would have been the first time a team had won a series after suffering a three-game deficit.

Miami needs to win four more games to become NBA champions.

“I know the work that we all put into it, so I know what we’re capable of,” Jimmy Butler said. “We haven’t done anything. We don’t play just to win the Eastern Conference; we play to win the whole thing.”

The Denver Nuggets will host the Heat for game one of the NBA Finals on June 1.

Bryan Lopez is Broadcast Media and Journalism senior at Florida International University. He has two jobs, one being an intern at CBS News Miami as a digital media producer. Some of his passions are sports and writing, and his goal is to become a sports reporter for a South Florida news station.

Jared Parker is an American broadcast media student with an area of concentration in global and sociocultural studies. Parker hopes to work in sports journalism in the future. Parker has a special connection to amateur MMA and hopes to be known as someone who gave amateur fighters a platform before anyone else.

Esteban Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He is a producer for Caplin News and FIU's Sports show, Sideline. He hopes to pursue this path of producing for Sports Networks and/or Hollywood in the Film Industry.