On Friday night, the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 111-105 to establish a decisive 2-0 advantage in the Eastern Conference finals. Jimmy Butler led the Heat in scoring with 27 points, including a pair of baskets that put the Heat ahead after they overcame a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter.
Caleb Martin scored 25 points off the bench for eighth-seeded Miami, which earned the opportunity to complete the sweep at home by winning both games in Boston. Bam Adebayo led the eighth-seeded Hurricanes with 22 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists.
This next Sunday is Game 3.
The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum’s performance, which included 34 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists. However, the Celtics star shot 0 for 2 from the field and turned the ball over twice in the fourth quarter as Boston lost an 89-77 lead on its way to suffering a second defeat at home in as many nights. Jaylen Brown had a shooting percentage of 7 for 23 and scored 16 points. In the fourth quarter, when Miami outscored Boston by a score of 36-22, Brown went 1 for 5 from the field and committed a turnover.