The Boston Celtics embarrassed The Miami Heat on their home court in the FTX Arena last night burying them 127-102 in game 2, tying the series 1-1. Boston got relief with the return of starters Marcus Smart and Al Horford, who both missed Game 1. Smart returned after dealing with a right foot sprain, while Horford cleared health and safety protocol before the game’s tip off.
Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 27 points, Marcus Smart added 24 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists and Jaylen Brown finished with 24 points. The Heat’s Jimmy Butler continued his strong play with 29 points in 32 minutes of action.
Gabe Vincent, who finished with 14 points, was the only other starter in double figures. The Heat also lost PJ Tucker to a knee contusion, and his status moving forward is unclear. The series moves to Boston for game 3 Saturday.