The Eastern Conference Finals are now even at one apiece after a thrashing last night in Miami. The Boston Celtics trailing one game to zero dominated Game Two from start to finish. Marcus Smart (right foot mid-sprain) and Al Horford (Health and Safety Protocol) returned to the Celtics lineup after missing Game One and made big difference. as the Celtics won 127-102.
The Celtics jumped on the Heat in the first half again, putting up 70 points and having a 70-45 lead at the break. The difference from Game One to Game Two is that the Celtics didn't get blitzed in the third quarter and fought the Heat into a tied in the second half (57-57) thus winning by 25.
Six Celtic players scored in double-figures led by Jayson Tatum with 27 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Marcus Smart returned to have 24 points, nine rebounds, and 12 assists while Jaylen Brown also scored 24 points with eight boards. Grant Williams put in 19 points while both Al Horford and Payton Pritchard scored 10 points. The Celtics shot 51.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from three.
For the Miami Heat, well really wasn't much outside of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 29 points in Game Two after going for 41 in Game One. The rest of the Heat team struggled to score. Gabe Vincent and Victor Oladipo both scored 14 points which was the next highest point scored after Butler. Bam Adebayo was a no-show last night scoring only six points with nine rebounds. Sixth man of the year, Tyler Herro, also didn't show up scoring 11 points on 5-11 shooting with zero threes. The Heat shot 44.2 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three.
Two games in Miami, two blowouts, one by each team. Now the series shifts to Boston and TD Garden for Games Three and Four. Game Three is Saturday at 8:30PM and Game Four is Monday at 8:30PM both on ABC.