Heat surprises Celtics in Game 2 to even series at 1-1 behind historic three-point shooting display


In Game 1, the Boston Celtics dominated the Miami Heat and led from beginning to end. However, the Heat ensured that Game 2 would be different by putting on a strong show that included 13 lead changes and intense competition.

Heat surprises Celtics in Game 2
Heat surprises Celtics in Game 2

The outcome was also different. Shorthanded and ranked eighth, the Heat overcame a 20-point deficit in Game 1 to stun the top-seeded Celtics on Wednesday night at TD Garden, defeating them 111-101 to secure home-court advantage and level the first-round playoff series at one.


The Heat accomplished this by shooting 23 of 43 (53.5%) from three-point range, setting a new team record for threes made in a playoff game. In addition, it ties for the second-most threes the Heat have ever made in a game. “After the win in Boston, Erik Spoelstra, the coach of the Heat, said, ‘It was a very good response just from the connectivity, the efforts, all of that.” “After that, we took a few images as well. It usually appears better when you take several pictures of it.


After trailing the Celtics by three points at the half, the Heat won 27-18 in the third quarter to seize the initiative and lead by six points going into the fourth quarter. The Heat took the lead for the remainder of the game and won the upset, going ahead by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter. Boston was limited to just 40 points by Miami in the second half. Jimmy Butler (sprained MCL) and Terry Rozier (neck spasms) were two of the Heat’s finest players, but they were still able to muster enough points thanks to strong performances from everyone in the rotation.

Three Heat players scored more than 20 points, and five Heat players finished with double-digit points. With a career-high 14 assists and a team-high 24 points, Tyler Herro led the way for the Heat. Bam Adebayo contributed 10 rebounds, 9 of 13 field goals, and 21 points.
With 21 points, Caleb Martin made 5 of 6 three-pointers. Jaylen Brown (33 points) and Jayson Tatum (28 points) combined for 61 points for the Celtics. However, in Game 2, the rest of the Celtics’ lineup only managed 40 points, going 14 of 37 (37.8%) from the field. Kristaps Porzingis, the center for the Celtics, is limited to six points on 1 of 9 field goal attempts. In Game 2, Boston was outscored by 32 points while Porzingis was on the court.

The Celtics’ home loss on Wednesday was just their fifth of the season. Boston had an NBA-best 37-4 record at home at the end of the regular season. ” Getting one on the road is usually a very good aspect, especially right here,” Martin remarked. “Playing against a very tough team in this place is really difficult.” You’ll always attempt to take one, and we succeeded in doing so. The next two games of the series will now be played in Miami; Game 3 is scheduled for this Saturday at Kaseya Center (6 p.m., TNT and Bally Sports Sun).


In the first half of Game 2, the Heat made a ton of threes as well, going 13 of 24 (54.2%) from beyond the arc to establish a new team mark for the most threes made in a playoff half. The Heat shot 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from outside the arc in the last two quarters to break the franchise record for the most threes made in a playoff game on Wednesday with 23 made from beyond the arc. The warmth persisted to take and make threes inside the second 1/2. In addition, it was the highest number of three-pointers the Heat had made in a game this year. Regarding the Heat’s three-pointers in Game 2, Spoelstra stated, “Those are the available shots.” “You must have faith, regardless of the make

In Game 2, the Heat defeated the Celtics 69-36 as they shot 12 of 32 (37.5%) from beyond the arc. Herro made 11 attempts at three points for the Heat, a team record. Martin made five three-pointers. Additionally, three threes were made by Haywood Highsmith, Nikola Jovic, and Jaime Jaquez Jr. This season, the Heat have improved to 19-7 when they shoot more than 40% from three-point range.

Adebayo shot 8 of 11 in the paint, demonstrating his effectiveness in the paint. In addition to guarding Tatum for the majority of the game, he scored eight points on four of five shots in the fourth quarter. ” He was extremely good whilst we had to remedy the problem; he quick found his place and obtained.



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