Boston Celtics lose again at home to Heat as Miami takes 2-0 series lead
Jimmy Butler had another dominant playoff performance to lead the Miami Heat to a 111 to 105 come from behind win in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat now head back to Miami with a commanding 2-0 series lead after the Celtics couldn't hold on to a 8 point heading into the 4th quarter at home.
Jaylen Brown couldn't hit the ocean from a boat, while Jayson Tatum filled up the stat sheet, but unfortunately that included 5 turnovers. Tatum has collected 9 turnovers in these first two games after tallying 0 in his big 51 point Game 7 verus the 76ers.
If you recall from last season's hard fought ECF, Miami's head coach Erik Spoestra is one of the very best in the game, whereas the Celtics appear to have taken a step back coaching wise this season. Mazzulla needs to figure out how to make it as hard on Jimmy Butler as Spoelstra makes it on Tatum and Jaylen.
The Celtics will now need to win four of their next fives to stave off elimination, while the Heat have a tremendous shot to become only the second 8th seed in history to advance to the NBA Finals.
Scariest part of the Celtics having to win four out of the next five is that one of those wins will have to be at home. Smh. Inexcusable.