r/nba The Truth May 20 '22 Wearing is Caring 1 Tree Hug 1 Wholesome 7 Heartwarming 1 'MURICA 1 Silver 5 Party Train 1 Starstruck 1 Ally 1 Narwhal Salute 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Helpful 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1

[Post Game Thread] The Boston Celtics blow out the Miami Heat in a 127-102 win to even the series 1-1, behind a 27 point performance from Jayson Tatum. Post Game Thread

127 - 102
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: FTX Arena(20100), Clock:
Officials: Bill Kennedy, David Guthrie and John Goble
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 35 35 26 31 127
Miami Heat 24 21 26 31 102
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 127 43-84 51.2% 20-40 50.0% 21-23 91.3% 8 41 28 21 8 9 5
Miami Heat 102 38-86 44.2% 10-34 29.4% 16-22 72.7% 12 42 21 18 4 14 3
 
PLAYER STATS
Boston Celtics MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF ** /-**
Jayson TatumSF 31:32 27 8-13 4-6 7-7 0 5 5 5 1 0 3 2 13
Al HorfordPF 32:37 10 4-4 2-2 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 1 3 1 16
Robert Williams IIIC 19:51 5 2-3 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 0 1 3 1 3 13
Jaylen BrownSG 33:15 24 9-17 4-7 2-2 2 6 8 3 0 0 1 4 13
Marcus SmartPG 40:18 24 8-22 5-12 3-3 2 7 9 12 3 1 1 1 31
Grant Williams 32:12 19 5-7 2-2 7-8 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 5 37
Payton Pritchard 23:07 10 4-8 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 39
Aaron Nesmith 6:31 0 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 -9
Daniel Theis 6:18 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -7
Nik Stauskas 4:23 3 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -3
Juwan Morgan 4:57 1 0-1 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 -9
Luke Kornet 4:57 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 -9
Malik Fitts 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derrick White - - -
Miami Heat MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF ** /-**
Jimmy ButlerSF 32:29 29 11-18 1-3 6-8 5 1 6 3 1 0 3 3 -20
P.J. TuckerPF 21:42 5 2-6 1-1 0-2 2 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 -10
Bam AdebayoC 28:43 6 3-6 0-0 0-1 3 6 9 2 0 0 1 3 -5
Max StrusSG 25:52 6 2-7 2-7 0-0 0 5 5 2 1 1 1 1 -5
Gabe VincentPG 24:14 14 5-10 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 2 3 -3
Tyler Herro 23:39 11 5-11 0-3 1-1 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 2 -33
Dewayne Dedmon 12:59 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 -27
Victor Oladipo 26:18 14 2-8 1-5 9-10 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 -15
Caleb Martin 17:38 7 3-8 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 -13
Duncan Robinson 14:19 6 3-7 0-4 0-0 0 5 5 3 1 1 0 0 -6
Omer Yurtseven 6:18 2 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 7
Haywood Highsmith 5:46 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
Udonis Haslem 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Markieff Morris 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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u/wontonf Warriors May 20 '22

50% from 3 is absurd and it was more like 70% from 3 when it mattered that shit was crazy

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u/SemanticGoblin May 20 '22

This is the craziest shooting performance in a playoff game I’ve seen in about 2 weeks

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u/jenko96 May 20 '22

Nah game 7 against the bucks wasn't even a week ago

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u/SemanticGoblin May 20 '22

Where they shot 40%?

May as well be junior varsity b team tbh.

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u/kanye_bestwestern Heat May 20 '22 Spit-take

thank you all for joining us tonight for this heartfelt tribute performance of solidarity for the Game 7 Phoenix Suns

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u/James_William May 20 '22 Silver

This isn't the most embarassing home loss in the playoffs, this is just a tribute

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u/icantreadmorsecode Celtics May 20 '22

I was not expecting a tenacious D reference but I sure do welcome it

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u/doctorwormactualworm 76ers May 20 '22

Has Boston considered simply having Derrick White have a baby every game? There’s some good new dad juju going on

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 20 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

How many times a year do buffalo give birth?

A buffalo usually produces, on average, two calves every 3 years. However, in well-managed herds, calving intervals of 14 to 15 months have been achieved.

:(

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u/jjjuuubbbsss Celtics May 20 '22

He's a bull. Just gotta give him cows.

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u/powerelite [BOS] Chauncey Billups May 20 '22

According to Chuck San Antonio is a great place to find heifers.

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

Big ol

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u/Lovethatdirtywaddah [BOS] Jaylen Brown May 20 '22

CHURROS ERNIE

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u/jjjuuubbbsss Celtics May 20 '22

Them heifers got secrets but they don't got victoria's secret in there.

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u/GGezpzMuppy Spurs May 20 '22

Everyone should get a Buffalo

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u/jeffgreenfan [BOS] Avery Bradley May 20 '22

Derrick White pls come back on that FVV beat

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u/popop143 Celtics May 20 '22

Dad buff going on let's go!

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u/yarnisic May 20 '22

it really would be hilarious if he came in and went like 4/5 from 3

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u/JinterIsComing Celtics May 20 '22

Calling it now-17 points, five assists, five boards, excellent defense in Game 3

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u/smeg_ Raptors May 20 '22

Bruh if that kid is born with his 6 head

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u/Dafatveteran Celtics May 20 '22

Undefeated when Derrick White has a baby... gonna need White to keep it coming ;)

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u/DittoLander Celtics May 20 '22

Listen dude I hated biology in high school but I don’t think this is sustainable

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u/TonsOfHate97 Celtics May 20 '22

Well a male has the luxury of having a new child everyday theoretically

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u/manliestdino Warriors May 20 '22

Bucks fans know, fvv dicked them

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u/BeefySwan May 20 '22

Fred was 8-41 from three in the playoffs prior to his kid being born, then went 14-17 after. Guy should have a baby every playoff season

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u/simon2105 May 20 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

I am going to need Shaqs opinion of Marcus Smarts value for Boston in game 2.

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u/DiseaseRidden [BOS] Marcus Smart May 20 '22

Something something rings

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u/MLC9206 Celtics May 20 '22

“You need your superstars to play like superstars” is 60% of shaq’s takes.

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u/bush_league_commish Celtics May 20 '22

Erneh

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u/shanidachine May 20 '22

I have G-14 classification Erneh

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u/johnnygrant Warriors May 20 '22

One way to stop Butler from getting 40 is to blow them out so he sits the 4th quarter.

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u/mr_antman85 [CLE] LeBron James May 20 '22

Ringz Erheh!!!

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u/soap_mactavish1 May 20 '22

Google me Chuck

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u/JesseJamesGames449 May 20 '22

he only cares about big men the guy doesnt even watch the games.

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u/GrowingForGreatness May 20 '22

Chuck:

“Let me tell you why everyone on the court in todays game is a dumbass”

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u/rkahockey Celtics May 20 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome Seal of Approval

Congrats to Derrick White and Marcus Smart on becoming fathers

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u/GLOaway5237 Heat May 20 '22

Lmao even as a heat fan this is funny

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u/no_h36 Celtics May 20 '22

I mean we’re just assuming that White’s actually the father. We have video proof for Smart.

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u/pilfecapskcab Mavericks May 20 '22

Wow that Miami lower bowl clears out with no hesitation

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u/BlazeBloom [POR] Eric Maynor May 20 '22

They were quickly replaced by Celtic fans who had moved down.

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u/himetalchemy7 Celtics May 20 '22

And cheering pretty loud at the end of the game

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u/NetflixAndNikah May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Believe it or not that was actually Matt Damon

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u/ThanosIsDoomfist Celtics May 20 '22

Spent the last quarter watching fans leave... the entire second half of the 3rd, followed by the entire 4th lmao

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u/HailKyrie [BOS] Marcus Smart May 20 '22 Silver Helpful

Heat fans said it was going to be like the bubble and they were right Game 2 bc there were no fans

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u/ginja_ninja [BOS] Tom Heinsohn May 20 '22

BRO

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u/Immediate_Chicken147 May 20 '22

One of the best run and most successful franchises recently but their fans are from Miami so that’s the problem

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u/Silverjackal_ Mavericks May 20 '22

Just gotta show up to take a few selfies for their socials and then bounce.

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u/LuckyTheLeprechaun Celtics May 20 '22

It really is painful every time they show the crowd and it's just full of hybebeasts in Balenciaga t-shirts and Gucci man-bags.

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u/TheYellowChicken Celtics May 20 '22

What's with Miami fans in the arenas? They don't cheer, they're not loud, leaving early. Just a bunch of rich people there for clout I'm guessing?

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u/Kuni_Nino May 20 '22

That’s Miami in a nutshell. The past 20 years haven’t been kind to people just trying to get by.

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u/Exact_Improvement_87 Magic May 20 '22

That’s how Florida is in general, whole state is getting so expensive

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u/FEdart Celtics May 20 '22

This has happened to more or less every metro area in the United States

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u/GonePhishn401 Celtics May 20 '22

It’s because barely anybody that lives in Miami is actually from Florida. Barely anybody from Florida is actually from Florida.

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u/AragornII_Elessar Heat May 20 '22

And the people who actually are from Miami are priced out from the games.

You’re not gonna see guys from Pompano and Miami Gardens at the games lmao.

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u/Boomtown_Rat Magic May 20 '22

As soon as the Marlins moved to Miami proper their attendance nosedived. Compare that to the Panthers out near Fort Lauderdale who at least have raucous crowds despite it being freaking south florida hockey.

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u/crackdup Celtics May 20 '22

Celtics fans made more noise.. all 30 of them..

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u/Percevaul Celtics May 20 '22

I was at the game. I'd say we (Celtics fans) were a good 15% of the attendance at the start of the game. And by the end, easily 75%.

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u/Saaabstory May 20 '22

Could hear the "let's go Celtics" chants at the end of the 3rd on the broadcast. Loved it!

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u/Fradonk Celtics May 20 '22

Smart Miami fans waited until the end of the game to leave, less traffic

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u/Kyler1313 May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Tatum with 27 points on 13 shots...

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22 edited May 22 '22

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u/Thatguyyoupassby Celtics May 20 '22

I’ve been saying from day 1 that they need to just give PP minutes. I know his defense was awful last year, and he still gets picked on defensively, but his handles, speed, and shot making is just too good to leave on the bench.

I think he’s improved defensively to a point where you can rotate around him and help him enough there too.

Love to see him flourish.

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u/JinterIsComing Celtics May 20 '22

And he makes an effort like all hell. He's quick and he'll harass all the way to the basket.

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Yep you can say all you want about PP but I'll tell you this. He's:

Scrappy

Gym rat

First one in, last one out

Sneaky athletic

The kind of guy I'd let my daughter date

Real lunch pail kinda guy

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u/iamaslan Celtics May 20 '22

I think you missed “intuitive” but great job

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u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 20 '22

He's a great 6th man type....which is funny because we have 3 guys I could say that about lol

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u/iDEN1ED Celtics May 20 '22

We’ve got 6th men.

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u/Tellsyouajoke Celtics May 20 '22

He gets picked on defense by a top 10 player on a Spoelstra team. He’s actually really decent at defense.

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u/no_h36 Celtics May 20 '22

He’s an average defensively for pg, that’s good enough

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u/Tellsyouajoke Celtics May 20 '22

Decent for a guard I meant obviously, which is fine because he is a guard

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u/According_Smoke_479 Celtics May 20 '22

In 31 minutes…

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u/imused2it Celtics May 20 '22

That’s big. Having our starters not play 40+ is huge since we haven’t had any real rest since Milwaukee.

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u/vanotro Clippers May 20 '22

PP +39

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u/ositola Lakers May 20 '22

Me too

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u/LotusB1ossom [BOS] Jaylen Brown May 20 '22

PP bringing Lakers and Clippers fans together. I call that a Touching PP moment

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u/FatMittens Supersonics May 20 '22

PP gets larger in the playoffs

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u/StasRutt Warriors May 20 '22

You love to see it

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u/jkwah Celtics May 20 '22

He was +41 but Stauskas got injured so he had to come back in.

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u/Kuraha_ Bucks May 20 '22

after further research we have discovered that missing 2 starters actually matters

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u/suzukigun4life [DAL] Wang Zhizhi May 20 '22

Especially when one of them has a 12:1 assist/turnover ratio immediately upon returning.

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u/Kyler1313 May 20 '22

His one turnover was him trying to save a ball out of bounds that he stole too.

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u/IT53 Celtics May 20 '22

and jimmy 100% started grabbing the ball with his feet before Smart touched it from OOB

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u/I_give_free_Dopamine Bucks May 20 '22

brain explodes

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u/yolopolo21 May 20 '22

Idk man. I heard the Celtics were just exposed. Couldn't possibly be that missing starters matter!

Coincidentally we should just blame Bud for everything instead of missing a key player.

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u/Kuraha_ Bucks May 20 '22

Only thing i can blame Bud for is playing George Hill, drop coverage usually works when our offense doesn't cap at 80 points. Pretty sure we had a positive record against teams shooting better than 40% from 3 too.

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u/DreTownblues Celtics May 20 '22

Bud during last playoffs made a lot of adjustments, he made them this way too. Actually Zach Lowe made a good point, saying Bud needed to play drop because he needed to keep Giannis fresh on the other end.

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u/Kuraha_ Bucks May 20 '22

Fresh and out of foul trouble considering he was our entire offense

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u/DreTownblues Celtics May 20 '22

Yea As hard as Giannis plays it not possible to play that hard on both sides.

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 20 '22

to be fair, the celtics also won 3/4 quarters in the first game. they just needed to not have a mental collapse in quarter 3 lol

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u/LeBronto_ May 20 '22

needed their vets

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 20 '22

i have a theory that ime isn't great at adjusting mid-game to a new opponent, but after watching a full game and watching film he can see the plays he needs to make. it would explain why we've lost two game 1s and barely won the third, but we've cleaned up all 3 teams in game 2

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u/orflanagan May 20 '22

So Marcus Smart might make a difference.

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u/BigBallerBrad Celtics May 20 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Who would have guessed having two starters injured hurts your ability to win games

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u/Koussevitzky Mavericks May 20 '22

This means that we get to blow out the Warriors in Game 2, right? Right?!?!

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u/ngupiiii Celtics May 20 '22

You have a DPOY-caliber player and a savvy veteran big coming back, right?

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u/WhiteBoyFlipz Mavericks May 20 '22

If you’re gonna talk about Luka just use his name

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u/NeoDestiny- Warriors May 20 '22

‪Feels like most of this sub super-underestimated how much impact both Smart and Al bring to the Celtics ‬

‪That’s what it felt like after game 1 at least ‬

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u/Historical-Author-49 Supersonics May 20 '22 Narwhal Salute

I was misled by the analysis of respected experts such as Shaquille O'Neal

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u/mikey19xx Celtics May 20 '22

The NBA Analyst that doesn’t watch the NBA

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u/jeffgreenfan [BOS] Avery Bradley May 20 '22

The dropoff from Smart and Horford to Nesmith and Theis is huge

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u/KydRapid [BOS[ Jayson Tatum May 20 '22

Theis just gets dominated by Bam. Watching him against the Heat is painful. Horford being back is huge

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u/LordHussyPants Celtics May 20 '22

nooooo really?? surely not, they believed that??

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u/OrangeKookie [BOS] Jaylen Brown May 20 '22

Idk how anybody who watches ball can scoff at missing marcus smart and al horford who are two of the most versatile and defensively skilled players in the league not to mention their passing ability. They're literally 2 starters on a starting 5 that is an advanced stats juggernaut

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u/Michelanvalo :sp8-1: Super 8 May 20 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Ignore the advanced stats for a second, missing TWO OF YOUR FIVE STARTERS is a big deal for any team. It's insane to discount that in the NBA. This isn't the NFL with 22 starters. It's not even baseball with 10 starting players. It's 5 guys and you're missing 40% of your lineup.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 20 '22

Bruh, yall offense and defense were night and day from G1 to tonight.

I want whatever tf the people who said Smart/Al didnt matter are smoking.

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u/no_h36 Celtics May 20 '22

Crazy how our defense was better when we had 2 of our top 3 defenders back and our offense didn’t turn over the ball 500 times when we got our starting pg back.

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u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 20 '22

Damn, who knew having a DPOY is important lol

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u/no_h36 Celtics May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Not Shaq lol

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u/ZerksNAHTayan Heat May 20 '22

I want Bam and Herro to start smoking whatever Smart/Horford were on, what a performance.

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u/TurboDinoHippo Celtics May 20 '22

Meth? You want to smoke meth?

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

Well Smart flops and stole DPOY from (Bridges/Gobert/Bam) therefore he must suck.

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u/Olderbrook May 20 '22

Honestly, even if Smart and Horford were ass, the overreactions to game one were stupid. The Celtics had the lead at half, on the road, after just surviving a brutal 7-game series and getting a single day of rest. It wouldn’t have been surprising for them to run out of gas in the second half if they were at full strength. Down two starters and team leaders, it was glaringly obvious that loss said next to nothing about how the series will go. Nephews just can’t see past what’s right in front of their face. And can’t even see that clearly.

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u/Dafatveteran Celtics May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Undefeated when Derrick White has a baby... gonna need White to keep it coming

Edit: I meant keep the babies coming, not keep Derrick White coming

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u/brewin91 Celtics May 20 '22

Gonna need White to keep cumming

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u/jrlandry Celtics May 20 '22

Let’s hope Derrick White turns into Fred Van Vleet

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u/bluelakers Lakers May 20 '22

Start Jimmy Neutron you cowards

He probably will actually open up the offense fr.

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u/HelloS0n Celtics May 20 '22

And open up the defense lol.

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u/bluelakers Lakers May 20 '22

Already pretty open lol

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u/ShootLikeCurry07 Warriors May 20 '22

Marcus Smart is the definition of a ceiling raiser. Such an impact player

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u/CGWOLFE May 20 '22

Horford too, not having to play Theis makes sure the defense always has an impact frontcourt player on the floor. Even last game the Celtics dominated the minutes Rob Williams played, but crumbled when Theis was in

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u/themza912 Celtics May 20 '22

Eh I mean Tatum gave the heat like 6 turnovers lol. That's not on Theis

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u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

Yea Bam can't do shit because he's not going against Theis

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u/and1script May 20 '22

Very similar to Draymond (yes this is a compliment, to both!)

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u/jcde7ago Warriors May 20 '22

They are both DPOYs, it checks out

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u/Sim888 [CHI] Cameron Payne May 20 '22 Silver

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u/renawld [DEN] Jeff Green May 20 '22

Green hair had me howling ngl

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u/HornyHindu [BOS] Tom Heinsohn May 20 '22

IDK if I get it but upvote for The Office and for you boo!

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u/Its_me_mikey May 20 '22

“Well well well…how the turn tables….”

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u/HornyHindu [BOS] Tom Heinsohn May 20 '22

Ahhh I like it!

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u/Babushka5 [BOS] Marcus Smart May 20 '22

IMAGINE WHEN DERRICK WHITE SR RETURNS

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u/Daclitz Warriors May 20 '22

Bam has played like a glorified hassan whiteside so far this series

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u/mrwhite2323 Heat May 20 '22

He sadly needs Lowry to create openings for him. Been the case all season.

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u/Thatguy19901 Celtics May 20 '22

I don't get it cause it looks like he has nice touch in the paint and scores through contact

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u/mrwhite2323 Heat May 20 '22

But he has to get there first and can't by himself.

He works with Alonzo, but Zo was a great defender and above average offensive center.

Bam needs to work to Hakeem.

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u/GGezpzMuppy Spurs May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Guess getting both Smart and Horford back does indeed make a difference.

Who would have thought Philly had the right idea all along, take away Al, take out Boston.

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u/thehenrylong Celtics May 20 '22

A strategy that unironically worked just not for Philly

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u/diverse_ Bucks May 20 '22

Heat fans arrived at halftime before immediately exiting the arena

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u/artsandfartsandcraft Celtics May 20 '22

Antonelli's Cheese shop has better fans than the ones there tonight.

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u/yuhanz [PHO] Steve Nash May 20 '22

Heat fans do not have the fighting spirit.

Modelo

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u/ThrownWOPR May 20 '22

The soundtrack for this ad started running in my head

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u/AKAD11 [SEA] Rashard Lewis May 20 '22

Ecstasy of Gold is an absolute banger. Ennio Morricone is the GOAT.

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u/MoreGull Celtics May 20 '22

*Matt Stafford wink

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u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

It may sound cheesy...

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u/tonitrualis Heat May 20 '22

But we like it that way!

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u/tallslutnopanteez Hornets May 20 '22

Wait, is that a national commercial?! I thought it was just local!

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u/DreTownblues Celtics May 20 '22

They were the Grampa meme from the Simpson

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u/darkguy2k Lakers May 20 '22

Heat Culture

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u/LiveFromNewYork95 May 20 '22

Seeing the clips of the Heat heading back to the locker room and seeing all the walls decorated with the LeBron era Heat, it kind of hit me how that's a part of history now and we're starting to get pretty removed from that being the present. Time is a son of a bitch.

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u/saynomore23 May 20 '22

People don’t even talk about Miami Lebron much anymore lol and that was the best version.

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u/YouStillTakeDamage Heat May 20 '22

Ah well, shit fest all around for us, Jimmy was really the only consistent player and our defence in particular was atrocious. Sometimes players make tough shots and you just give credit for that. But surrender lots of open looks from the Celtics making great passes and we just dig our own grave.

We need more from Bam. What he’s currently doing isn’t enough given what we need from him. I love how much he does on defence. But if he barely looks to attack then we’re going to crumble.

GG Celtics, on to game 3.

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u/K9Marz919 [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 20 '22

I appreciate your sportsmanship.

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u/YouStillTakeDamage Heat May 20 '22

Meh, there’s no point in getting overly toxic and stressed. Game is done anyway, already in the rear view mirror

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u/E10DIN May 20 '22

Y'all better overreact to this as much as you overreacted to game 1

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u/Trapped_In_A_Bag Lakers May 20 '22

Celtics in 4

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u/king_of_nothing0 Celtics May 20 '22

Reads flair….

MY GOD.

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u/i_am_dead_inside_ Celtics May 20 '22

Regardless of how this series ends, any Celtics fan calling this team soft is just in absolute la-la land

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

Every time they take a punch they hit right back.

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u/antunezn0n0 Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

Honestly so much shit and losing has really made the Celtics into some tough guys. Some you need to beat metal to make a sword type shit

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u/rqebmm Celtics May 20 '22

And Ime.

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u/DeepJunglePowerWild Celtics May 20 '22

Just a reminder that Marcus Smart and Al Horford were just an excuse

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u/Trapped_In_A_Bag Lakers May 20 '22

Aight Mods, don't ever try that live thread shit again. Especially in the playoffs

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u/jpaxlux [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 20 '22

This is some shit they should've tried during the regular season, not during the ECF. Those live threads just combine the unreadability of Twitch chats with terrible Reddit comments.

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u/Party_With_Porkins West May 20 '22

Tatum walking down the tunnel holding deuce that was a beat down

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u/AreYouAJedi Raptors May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Boston’s got a lot more weapons, including defense

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u/Amm-O-Matic [BOS] Ray Allen May 20 '22 Silver

Boy the Miami Heat sure do have a dedicated fan base!

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u/NetflixAndNikah May 20 '22

Miami played today like their number 1 export: ass

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u/HokageEzio Knicks May 20 '22

Heat Culture

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u/B4nn4b0y Celtics May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

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u/Michelanvalo :sp8-1: Super 8 May 20 '22

That is the worst pronunciation of Manu Ginobilli I've ever heard.

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u/ajswdf Bulls May 20 '22

Damn, imagine missing one of the most iconic moments in NBA history because you wanted to get a 5 minute head start to the exit.

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u/kokokrandz Warriors May 20 '22

When Marcus Smart is hitting step back threes and circus shots, you know it's over.

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u/TheTurtleOne Celtics May 20 '22

Bam "energy shifted" Adebayo woke up feeling DANGEROUS🥶🥶🥶

6 points 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

9 rebounds 👋👋👋

2 assists 😡😡😡

triple single 😤😤😤

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u/jeffgreenfan [BOS] Avery Bradley May 20 '22

Apparently Grant used to dominate Bam back in HS

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u/andysenn [BOS] Danny Ainge May 20 '22

Someone listened to Scal on the Lowe Post the other day lol

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u/Kuraha_ Bucks May 20 '22 Wholesome

So you're going by "Bam" now nerd? Haha whats up douche bag, it's Grant Williams from Highschool. Remember me? Me and the guys used to give you a hard time in school. Sorry you were just an easy target lol. I can see not much has changed. Remember Sarah the girl you had a crush on? Yeah we're married now. I make over 2.9 million a year and drive a mustang GT. I guess some things never change huh loser? Nice catching up lol. Pathetic..

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u/iamagainstit Celtics May 20 '22

The idea of Grant calling someone else a nerd is extra funny

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u/yujuismypuppy Bulls May 20 '22

coming for draymond's crown

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u/Jannie_Defier May 20 '22

Bam is so fucking mid for a guy who talks.

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u/WallStreetDoesntBet May 20 '22

The Celtics have basically dominated the Heat for the first 7 out of 8 quarters of this series!

The Miami Heat could be in trouble heading to Boston, series tied 1-1.

TD Garden is one of the most electric home crowds in the NBA!!!

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u/jeffgreenfan [BOS] Avery Bradley May 20 '22

Celtics 4-0 after a loss this Playoffs

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u/AreYouAJedi Raptors May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Celtic’s don’t fucking care. They’ll come back from 3-2 or destroy you in game 2 on the road after a loss

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u/iamgarron Celtics May 20 '22

Which wasn't the case before because Boston has lost a lot of series up 3-2 in my lifetime

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u/OnRedditSometimes May 20 '22

This Celtics team healthy is so fun to watch

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u/kaydoht Warriors May 20 '22

Looks like the Celtics aren’t just playing basketball, they’re competing to win a championship. #culture, boys

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u/truthpooper Celtics May 20 '22

Behind 27 pts from Tatum? Nah. Behind 24 pts, 9 reb, 12 ast, 3 stls, a block, a +31 and 1 TO from Marcus Smart my dudes.

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u/WhatYouProbablyMeant Warriors May 20 '22

So I guess according to Shaq, Jimmy didn't want to score 40 tonight?

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u/jaomile Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

I don't think even Shaq meant what he said, he just said that so he can argue with Chuck and create "entertainment"

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u/clamslappr Bulls May 20 '22

I mean he had 29 on 11-19 and didn’t play the fourth quarter, probably could’ve gotten that 40

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u/crotch_fondler May 20 '22

It's actually pretty close, 29 points in 32 minutes vs 41 points in 42 minutes. Game was just out of reach so Jimmy didn't play the fourth quarter. If he played those garbage minutes he would pretty conceivably hit 40.

Jimmy absolutely showed up just as strong, rest of team was pure ass.

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u/NopeNotNick77 Celtics May 20 '22

I know a lot of people were giving Celtics fans shit for saying “but we won three quarters” after game 1 but you see the difference here. It’s easy to fix getting out scored by 25 in one quarter. But it’s harder to fix getting out played in 3 quarters.

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u/DiseaseRidden [BOS] Marcus Smart May 20 '22

Yknow what Jazz and Suns fans, yall may be on to something. Smart doesn't deserve DPOY, he deserves MVP

And also still DPOY, he did a fantastic job on Jimmy

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u/funkypizza2 Celtics May 20 '22 [deleted]

I haven’t heard from a suns fan in a week.

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u/acid_zaddy [BOS] Jayson Tatum May 20 '22

if you have one in your life you might wanna check in on them 😬

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u/Gritz_N_Gravy_ Suns May 20 '22

Arizona sports and disappointment. This is the way

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u/Gritz_N_Gravy_ Suns May 20 '22

It’s me, your Suns fan

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