See now that you won you can have a victory lap on this stuff. The other night it rang hollow given what reporters heard
Jayson Tatum on the locker room: "You aren't supposed to be happy when you're losing or down 0-2."
Final: Celtics 117, Heat 106. This series is now 2-1 in favor of Miami. And the Celtics continue their amusing (to me) streak of winning every "road" game and losing every "home" game in the bubble. The last result that didn't match that? Game 2 vs. Philly exactly a month ago.
And then Boston comes down and gets a Hayward drive and kick to Kemba Walker for a big corner 3 to give them a little bit of a cushion.
Celtics have started to stall out again on offense, and the lead is now back down to 10 with 3:30 to go ...
Gordon Hayward opens the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer for Boston. He's made a huge difference for them tonight, even without an eye-popping stat line. Six points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and no turnovers thus far.
100%. Prob thought some were voting for him, maybe fed them scoops, and then sees in print they didnt + feels he got double crossed
After 3: Celtics 89, Heat 74. This game is basically in the exact same place it was at the end of the third in Game 1. We'll see if Boston can close the deal this time. Jaylen Brown (24) and Jayson Tatum (20/11/7) have led the way for Boston; Tyler Herro (20) leads Miami.
The Celtics had double-digit leads in each of the last two games. They were up by as many as 19 in this third quarter ... and are now only up 11 with 1:49 remaining. Offense got bogged down again, and Celtics have settled for some bad shots.
And now Grant scores over Bam at the rim. Didn't see that coming.
Grant Williams checks into the game and immediately bangs home a corner 3-pointer. Like the fit of him playing as the center against these Heat lineups better than Kanter.
Halftime: Celtics 62, Heat 50. Boston went on a 10-2 run over the final 2:30 with its all-small lineup on the court. Jaylen Brown has 17 for Boston; Tyler Herro had 18 (16 in the second alone) for Miami. Boston has been right here the past two games - will this time be different?
First four possessions: - Jaylen steal, Tatum fast break dunk - Tatum rebound, Jaylen perfectly timed leakout fast break dunk - Jaylen steal, fast break layup - Smart layup after Celtics defensive stop
Celtics are going to end the first half with their five smalls all on the court together.
Tyler Herro again playing huge minutes for the Heat. Just banged home 3 quick triples as part of a 12-4 Miami run to get the Heat back within four here early in the second. Can't say enough about the way he's played as a rookie in these playoffs for Miami.