NBA Playoff Insights Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Match 2: The Celtics Empire Strikes Back

The Eastern Finals are balanced, Boston delivered a true demonstration of power in Game 2. The recipe for success can be traced back to the return of two top performers – Heat, on the other hand, threatens to lose one. The findings.

Celtic’s empire strikes back with points God Smart!

Head coach Ime Udoka must have been relieved when both Marcus Smart and Al Horford got clearing for match 2 a few hours before the tip-off. His main adjustment after the bankruptcy in the beginning came quite naturally: “It was great to get the veterans and their calming effect back. It definitely helped.”

Both Smart and Horford made the Celtics back to the almost invincible empire that has spread fear and horror in the regular season since the turn of the year. Boston won the final 18 minutes of the first half 62:27, by which time the game was actually already over. “They were trying to embarrass us. And they embarrassed us,” Jimmy Butler summed up the event.

With all the good moves in the first half, Smart somehow had a finger in the pie. Jayson Tatum was the top scorer (27 points) in the 127: 102 blowout, but Smart was tonight’s excellent figure both defensively and offensively.

Let’s start with offensive: Smart played the role of playmaker brilliantly, giving the team the calming effect that Udoka mentioned. The revenue problem from Game 1 was gone, but Smart put his teammates in the spotlight with some gems as in this example right at the beginning. His 12 assists were offset by just one loss of the ball.

Meanwhile, it seemed like a typically smart game: excellent defense, strong playmaking, but hair-raising shooting. In the first half, he was off the field at 2/11, and only caught fire in the third and fourth quarters. Then to the right. On the credit side was a shot over the back plate, an ankle breaker plus midrange jumper and 4 threes at half past two.

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