NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics outlaw Miami Heat in game 2 with triple rain and suffocating defense

The Boston Celtics have balanced the East final with a demonstration of power against Miami Heat. The combination of early three-rain and an suffocating defense makes Jayson Tatum and Co. pull away early in the 127:10 blowout. Jimmy Butler can no longer force heat comeback.

Thanks to 27 points (8/13 FG, plus 5 rebounds and 5 assists), Tatum became the top scorer of the Celtics, just behind it followed Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart with 24 points each. Grant Williams also contributed 19 points from the bank, Daniel Theis (2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist) was only allowed in the Garbage Time.

First and foremost Smart, the game on his comeback pressed his stamp after a short injury break. Although he only stood out of the field (5/12 threes) at 8/22, he shone with his defense and playmaking (12 assists). He also collected 9 rebounds and 3 steals. He is the first Celtic with such a statline in the playoffs since Rajon Rondo 2012.

Butler stood up with 29 points (11/18 FG), 16 of which he achieved in the third quarter when Miami was already falling behind. But even the scoring of the 32-year-old no longer made the game exciting, but Boston’s offense acted too efficient and the defense also presented Miami with arge problems. In the Heat, only Gabe Vincent (14), Tyler Herro (11) and Victor Oladipo (13, a large part in Garbage Time) cracked the double-digits.

The good news for Boston began a few hours before tip-off, when leaked that both Smart and Al Horford (10) returned to the floor. Derrick White was missing for personal reasons, Miami had to do without Kyle Lowry (thighs) again. Smart immediately took over the Matchup with Butler, but P.J. Tucker (5, but later with knee problems) surprisingly aggressively in the end and Vincent and Max Strus sank threesome for an early 18: 8 lead for the home side.

Celtics dominate game 2 thanks to three rain and defense

But then the game turned completely. Boston also got an excellent start from downtown. The three-rain enabled a 17-0 run, a little later the Celts marked the sixth successful triple in a row. Miami couldn’t keep up with the shotmaking of the guests, 35:24 for Boston after the first round.

The Celtics did not cool down, instead they increased relatively quickly in the second quarter. It got even more bad for the home side. Tatum took a hammer-dunk out in the Fastbreak, then sank a difficult jumper including foul, followed by a threesome. Tatum gave Miami 17 points in the second quarter, Boston set himself up to 29 points and led 70:45 at half -time. Pure dominance of the Celtics!

Miami showed something again after the change of sides, when the intensity decreased at the same time. The heat fans, who have meanwhile completely silenced, also made some mood again. Butler now took the offense on his shoulders, but Miami couldn’t get any closer than -17. For this, this ensured that Smart with some jumpers and a adhesive reader against strus. Until the end of the quarter, Boston pulled away to 96:71.

The heat no longer had a run. At the latest a Smart step-back triangle, which increased the lead to 30 points about ten minutes before the end, made the lid on this game. Now the “Let’s Go Celtics” calls in Miami finally prevailed. Game 3 of the series is on the program in the night of Sunday in Boston.

the most important statistics

Miami Heat (1) – Boston Celtics (2) 102: 127 (boxcore), series: 1-1

  • The first four minutes of the game still belonged to Miami, but then the home side could no longer play along. From a double-digit deficit, the game turned very quickly into a Celtics blowout, after the meantime -10, Boston delivered a 62:27 run in 19 minutes until the half-time break. The offensive rating of the guests was one at half -time at 159 points per 100 possessions – the most efficient half of all teams in these playoffs after this metric!
  • The 25-point lead at half-time was a franchise record for the Celtics. The traditional franchise in the playoffs has never had a higher lead (except Bubble playoffs). Teams with a tour of 25+ points at any time are now 81-1 in the playoff history.
  • Of course, the excellent shoot helped. In the first quarter alone, Boston 9 threesome (in 11 attempts, 81.8 percent)-franchise playoff record. The Celtics then cooled down a bit, but in the end there were still 20 successful triples and a quota of 50 percent. Miami, on the other hand, was at 10/34 from Downtown (30.3 percent).
  • Important to mention: Boston did not just have the luck. In most cases, the degrees were excellently played out. Both the Ball Movement and the movement of the players agreed away from the ball, for example, the good Passing also enabled the guests to have numerous open threes. The 24 successful Field Goals was preceded by 16 assists at half -time – and Boston only had 4 ball losses (a total of 28 assists on 10 turnover).

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat - ECF Full Game 2 Highlights | May 19, 2022 NBA Playoffs

The star of the game: Marcus Smart

At the break, the 28-year-old was out of the field at 2/11 and at the same time at +26! That summarized the game of the Guard quite well, even if his litter did not fell at the beginning, he had an immense influence on the game of the Celts with his defense and his playmaking. The fact that his litter returned in half two was a nice bonus. All Boston should be extremely happy that Smart is back on the court.

The flop of the game: Tyler Herro

In game 1 he was one of the best Heatles next to Butler, but that evening Boston punished his defensive susceptibility merciless. Herro couldn’t make up for this (11, 5/11 FG). Ultimately, the statisticians recorded a plus/minus -34 – by far the worst value on the side of the heat.

the scene of the game

Marcus Smart did many strong things that evening, his own shoot was actually not one of them. In the meantime he was out of the field at 1/10 – but the most difficult things he met. For example, this runner from the Baseline via the backboard with foul. In this scene, the Celtics Bank already nodded appreciatively, but completely exploded when Smart sent a little later to the boards and sank the jumper over him.

Heat vs. Celtics: The series at a glance (1-1)

Game Date Time Home About result
1 18. May 2.30 a.m. Miami Heat Boston Celtics 118: 107
2 20. May 2.30 a.m. Miami Heat Boston Celtics 102: 127
3 22. May 2.30 a.m. Boston Celtics Miami Heat
4 24. May 2.30 a.m. Boston Celtics Miami Heat
5 26. May 2.30 a.m. Miami Heat Boston Celtics
6* 28. May 2.30 a.m. Boston Celtics Miami Heat
7* 30. May 2.30 a.m. Miami Heat Boston Celtics

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Gothic Horror Barrage STG “Death Smilees I II” STEAM version June 23 release. Limited package version comes with mouse pads and arrangement soundtracks

City Connection announced on April 18, “Death Smilees I II” STEAM version released on June 23rd. The price is tax included 4950 yen. Limited package versions that attach DLC and original mouse pads are also scheduled to be released.

※ Household version PV published in August 2021

The Death Miles series is a horseshoe scroll Gothic Horror STG, which emits an end to “Death Miles” released for an arcade in 2007 from Cave. In the country’s national national national country, which is the stage of this work, it was often lost from the earth. The Earthman who came to Zillbalad has a special magical ability. Therefore, the old man Dior living in Silvallad was a livelihood that he developed a non-livelial child and contributes to the country with their magical power. Also, with the power of magic, a peaceful day continued in Jillbalard. However, a legendary demon appears on a certain day Jill Ballad, and starts human beings. A battle like hell of children and demons that were in the god hell was about to begin.

The main character Widendia has a 13-year-old girl who lived in London. She get lost in Jillbalad, and she will fight with a demon using the power of the wind. In addition, in the sequel “Merry Christmas of Death Smilees IIX Makai”, a new battle is expanded on the stage after the first work.

This series is a barrage STG of horizontal scrolling. At the start of the game, select the operation character from the girls with different characteristics. The purpose is to defeat the enemy using shots and bombs while avoiding enemy attacks and clear the stage. As a characteristic system, a mechanism for branching by selection is introduced. In addition, Cave smartphone work “Gothic is a magical maiden-Sasate! A common view of the world is used.

This work “Death Miles II II” contains the “Death Miles” series and the arrangement mode contained in the past home version. PLAYSTATION 4 / Xbox One / Nintendo Switch has been released in December 2021, and the STEAM version is a portable version. Recording and modes are the archage / normal / ver 1.1 of series 1st “Death Miles”. Arcade / Normal / Ver 1.1 of the first version upgrade version of “Death Miles Mega Brack Label”. The sequel “Death Miles IIX Merry Merry Christmas” Arcade / IIX / Arrangement and a total of 9 versions of the 5 works can be played. As a game mode, a training mode capable of setting the state of itself or stage, and an on-line ranking is also introduced.

In addition, in this work, if you introduce the paid DLC “Additional Self-Opening Character” Gothic Magical Maiden “5 Maiden Set”, “Gothic is a magical maiden-Sasimitsu! ~ “5 characters appear as yourself. Five people, Catreat / Souffre / Plumeria / Rosalie, called 5 Maiden, are available in Ver 1.1 and Normal mode of “Death Miles Mega Brack Label”. Those seem to have voice and demo scenes.

“Death Smilees I II” STEAM version is scheduled to be released on June 23, tax-included 4950 yen. In addition, the limited package version is reserved for 7980 yen including tax from April 18th. As the contents, in addition to the main and DLC “Additional Self-Main Anime Character” Gothic Magic Maiden “5 Maiden Set, it comes with an original mouse pad and an arrange soundtrack (CD and DL code). A4 clear file is also available as the first purchase bonus. Besides that, some dealers also have shop benefits.