ECF Game 2: Celtics Trounce Heat To Get Even

Jonathan Grant | May 20th, 2022

Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals started quite similarly to the way that Game 1 started and ended for the Boston Celtics. Fortunately for them, they had a couple of extra weapons this time around and made the necessary adjustments to win. And win comfortably, too. Their 127-102 road win happened as Al Horford and Marcus Smart returned from injury and as a result of switching the lineup early to include Grant Williams rather than Robert Williams.

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Smart was brilliant on the evening, coming up just a rebound short of a triple-double as he racked up 24 points and 12 assists. Jayson Tatum led the way in scoring with 27 to his name while the Williams that came off the bench, Grant, dropped 19 in 32 minutes. As far as the Heat are concerned, they didn’t get a whole lot of help for Jimmy Butler in this contest. ‘Buckets’ scored 29 to lead all scorers in the outing, but only three other Heat players scored at least 10, and none of those eclipsed 14. The series now will head to Boston on Saturday with the C’s in charge having wrestled home-court advantage away from their foes.

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