Heat Comeback to take Game 2
The Miami Heat take Game 2 over the Boston Celtics and now lead the Eastern Conference Finals 2-0. The Heat won the game 106-101 and were led by Goran Dragic 25 points. The Heat came back from a 17 point deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 2.
Goran Dragic has been lights out in the first 2 games of this series, following up his 29 point performance on Tuesday with 25 points on 10-19 shooting from the field.
The Celtics got off to a good start in Game 2, but didn’t come out with that same emery in the second half. Miami played mostly zone defense in the second half and really payed off, where the Celtics were having a hard time getting their offense going.
Are the Celtics done?
After the game, a couple reporters who were at the arena, said that they heard yelling and cursing from Marcus Smart in the Celtics locker room before he left the locker room.
Marcus Smart is screaming at someone in the Celtics locker room — or several people. The yelling continues as Smart exits the locker room, swearing.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) September 18, 2020
From what it looks like and from what were hearing from the players during the post game press conference, is that players are emotional after a hard loss, but that they are all angry and it’s not just Marcus Smart.
Miami Heat Notable Mentions
Bam Adebayo just keeps impressing in the playoffs. He helped seal the deal in Tuesday win, where he blocked Jayson Tatum’s dunk at the end. Tonight he dropped 21 points and 10 rebounds. He didn’t have a good first half going 2-6 but redeemed himself with a big second half performance where he shot 7-8 for 15 points. Mainly when Brad Stevens put in Enes Kanter and Bam just cooked him.
Jimmy Butler scored 14 points, which 6 came in the 4th quarter. Apart from his scoring he had some big plays down the stretch of the game, mainly on defense where he got 3 steals in the fourth quarter.
“We like to make it hard on ourselves. We like being down double digits and being the comeback kids.”— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 18, 2020
Jimmy Butler on fighting back in Game 2 to take a 2-0 series lead on the Celtics. pic.twitter.com/1rEAXGjr3B
Heat rally back to take a 84-77 lead heading into the 4Q 👀 pic.twitter.com/g5ZB9XYbQ0— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 18, 2020