Celtics thrash Miami Heat to tie Eastern Conference Finals

Celtics thrash Miami Heat to tie Eastern Conference Finals

Boston Celtics and Miami Heat face each other this Thursday, 19, in a match valid for the second game of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

After losing the first game, the Boston Celtics faced the Miami Heat and managed to tie the NBA Eastern Conference Finals series. With the first two games taking place in Florida, the Massachusetts franchise is gearing up to try to open up an advantage by playing with their home crowd at TD Garden.

In Game 1, the Heat took the win thanks to an impressive performance by Jimmy Butler, who scored 41 points. However, for the second game, Boston had the return of Al Horfordstarting center of the team, and Marcus Smartabsolute starter and who was the winner of the best defensive player of the year (DPOY) award.


Counting on their starting quintet, this time the Celtics were much superior and made it worth the return of two of their main players, who were spared in the first confrontation. The match was dominated by the visitors, who already had a 25-point lead at the end of the second quarter.

With 29 points, Jimmy Butler stood out again and was the scorer of the match. However, the good marking of the Celtics’ defensive system prevented the shirt 22 from taking the Miami franchise to another victory in the series. Tyler Herro (11), Victor Oladipo (14) and Gabe Vincent (14) also had good participations.

Marcus Smart guarded the Celtics’ defense against the Heat – Credits: Getty Images

On the other hand, as usual, the top scorer was Jayson Tatum, with 27 annotated. Furthermore, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart scored 24 points each and, considering only the trio, it was 75 points combined. However, what was most essential was the team’s posture without the ball, where Smart stood out again making accurate coverage in addition to actively impacting the game with three steals and a block.

Source: sportbuzz

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