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Butler shines, and the Heat defeats the Celtics, opening 2-0 in the NBA Eastern Finals

Butler shines, and the Heat defeats the Celtics, opening 2-0 in the NBA Eastern Finals

ESPN.com.brMay 19, 2023, 22:58Reading: two minutes.

Heavy visitor to the Eastern Conference Finals NBA. After winning the first match against Boston Celtics In the middle of TD Garden, it’s located Miami heat Repeat the scenario, beat the opponents by 111 to 105 away from home and extend the advantage in the series by 2 to 0.

In front of a packed TD Garden, the Celtics fueled the crowd’s anticipation at the start of the game. The hopeful was Jason Tatum who dominated the first quarter with 12 points, one point ahead of the rest of the team combined.

But in the second quarter, the home side saw an overwhelming response from Miami, who rocked Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin and Pam Adebayo as bartenders. With a new Boston scenario in place, the Heat turned the score around and took a 54-40 lead at halftime.

Jimmy Butler takes on Jason Tatum’s Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA East FinalsGetty Images

Heading into the second half, the Celtics regained the momentum that had inspired the TD Garden crowd. With Tatum flawless, the team not only regained the lead on the scoreboard, but also opened up an eight-point lead from last period.

The latter part of the match gave way to a point-to-point dispute, with Butler bidding. With a minute left and with Tatum zeroing in the entire fourth quarter, Florida took off, turning the game around and never relinquishing the lead on the scoreboard.

With the victory, the Miami team repeated the scenario of the first confrontation between the two teams, frustrating the Boston fans, and advanced 2-0 for the third match at home.


  • Jason Tatum: 34 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists;

  • Jaylen Brown: 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists;

  • Jimmy Butler: 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists;

  • Caleb Martin: 25 points and 4 rebounds;

Series calendar

Game 3 – 5/21 – Heat vs. Celtics
Game 4 – 5/23 – Heat vs. Celtics
Game 5 – 5/25 – Celtics vs. Heat – if necessary
Game 6 – 5/27 – Heat vs. Celtics – if necessary
Game 7 – 5/29 – Celtics vs. Heat – if necessary