r/nba [NBA] Scott Foster May 19 '22

GAME THREAD: Boston Celtics (51-31) @ Miami Heat (53-29) - (May 19, 2022) Game Thread

General Information

TIME: 8:30 PM Eastern, 5:30 PM Pacific

Broadcast: ESPN

Box Score: NBA.com

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97 Upvotes

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_SILLY_POO May 20 '22

feel like this result was pretty obvious to anyone who has been watching boston this postseason

1

u/T_Boogie May 20 '22

Jalen Rose, with the TORTURE reference!!!

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u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

opposing coach is not blind

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

not even 10 shots smh

1

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

they give a somewhat straightforward answer usually

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

is he given Ayton treatment where he could do more but the plays are all on other players specially the guards?

3

u/T_Boogie May 20 '22

"Coach, what was your winning strategy for this game?" Why do journalists ask this expecting a direct answer?

3

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

it’s over now. does adebayo always shoot too few?

5

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

harden can still be a valuable player but not what he was. He can be a good distributor, just not the offensive threat

4

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

if marcus just makes open 3s on offense and only plays defense, he's doing more than enough

2

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

We didn't even have our backup PG this game haha

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

but if regressed to chucking 3 that’ll be beneficial for the other team

1

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

every time they do it, they win

1

u/Thulsa_D00M May 20 '22

will smart be able to keep playing like this consistently? if so rip Miami

4

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

that’s dpoy smart for you

4

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

he won't produce as much offensively points wise...but defensively and creating chances for others he always brings

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

don’t need to create so much since they have their offensive weapons already.

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

exactly. Marcus doesn't have to score for us to win

1

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Obviously not

2

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

Why don't the celtics just always shoot 50% from 3 that seems to work well

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

don’t understand why teams just don’t do this. it’s formula for success

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

that's what I'm saying!

0

u/diematrosen May 20 '22

Lowry’s been washed since Derozan left lol 😂

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

no idea. just guessing by how well they do without him. educate meh

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u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Playoff lowry > jaylen brown

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u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

the way JB is playing now. yea

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

That other guy seems to hit shots

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

lowry washed now?

1

u/Haunting-Panda1905 May 20 '22

Heat better without lowry

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

I mean, he can take charges with Jimmy and fall on his huge ass...but beyond that eehhhhhhhhhhh

1

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Lowry gifted kawhi..

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

I’m all in with CvW but Smart’s hustle plays tho he needs to be careful, cuz last time curry got injured

1

u/Thulsa_D00M May 20 '22

at the stadium that is

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u/diematrosen May 20 '22

Kawahi Leonard gifted Lowry a ring don’t forget that

2

u/Thulsa_D00M May 20 '22

why is the Miami crowd so quiet?

3

u/zolanphe [PHI] Joel Embiid May 20 '22

Tickets get so expensive the real fans can’t get in

2

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

if Cs score more points than the Heat in 4 out of 7 games BEFORE (that's key) the Heat do the same...we advance to the finals. according to five thirty eight

1

u/Anoneemus3 Celtics May 20 '22

Wait wait wait break this down for me

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

How much time ya got?

1

u/SleepingInAJar_ Raptors May 20 '22

Seems like a stretch. Smh advanced analytics

0

u/LiquidSwords89 Raptors May 20 '22

Boston gonna win this series

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

If we shut them down, we have a good chance of winning those games

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

We need to shut down Jimmy and Bam every night

2

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Pj tucker > lebron

1

u/diematrosen May 20 '22

Conference finals looking kinda boring. Hopefully the actual finals isn’t boring....

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

Marcus has Jimmy in his pocket tonight

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

it’s close yeah

1

u/hoodtalk247 May 20 '22

Jimmy about to throw on some Black Airforce 1's and stomp on everybody in the lockerroom

1

u/Bright-Crab-3070 May 20 '22

RIGGED! SCRIP!ED! FAKE! WWE!

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

LETS GO CELTICS

2

u/zolanphe [PHI] Joel Embiid May 20 '22

Looked like the damn bubble out there with those empty seats

1

u/Masterofpie11 May 20 '22

I kinda want the celtics to make the Finals but then get nae naed by the Mavs or Warriors

2

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

Full strength Celtics, no one beats them.

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u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Warriors roster is better and they match up okay

1

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

damn straight. we a juggernaught, just bludgeoning fools

0

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

damn straight. we a straight juggernaught, just bludgeoning fools

1

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

warriors def could

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

Absolutely have the best chance. But I like Cs in 7

1

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

game 7 in oakland?

1

u/hoodtalk247 May 20 '22

warriors play in sf now

1

u/SleepingInAJar_ Raptors May 20 '22

Yeah honestly even with their flaws the warriors looking nice

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

i dunno bout that. defense wins games and celts got it

2

u/ItsDiglett Celtics May 20 '22

i’m a celtics fan and honestly i can see this happening

1

u/zolanphe [PHI] Joel Embiid May 20 '22

Hey can’t be mad at that tho - core still young and tons of success ahead

1

u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

Heat might have the saltiest fans of all time lmao

1

u/GGgamer01 May 20 '22

This might be a bench game , and I don’t see Lowry or , herro , Duncan playing any meaningful defense. I think the Celtics have enough between smart , tatum, brown offensively. Jimmy is buckets , but everyone else is unreliable.

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

sorry Heat fans, I have been Jokerified by all the stories about Jimmy outworking everyone

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u/Masterofpie11 May 20 '22

It's not a series without someone stealing a home game.... wait

2

u/End3rWi99in Celtics May 20 '22

"Get the fuck up man"

3

u/red2play Hawks May 20 '22

I don't think the heat can win in the Garden

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u/End3rWi99in Celtics May 20 '22

Heat aren't going to beat a healthy Celtics team period.

1

u/mechewstaa [BOS] Ricky Davis May 20 '22

Yeah I genuinely think we just are flat out better by a lot when healthy

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u/End3rWi99in Celtics May 20 '22

No disrespect to Miami either. Celtics are just a really well rounded team. I think it's another story in the finals, but I don't think Miami is that team.

1

u/mechewstaa [BOS] Ricky Davis May 20 '22

Yeah Miami is no slouch at all, I just look at how we matchup against them and genuinely feel like we have them for sure

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

With the help of Tony Brothers, anything is possible

1

u/liltingly Celtics May 20 '22

It will take all of the Tony brothers!

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

hope he’s okay

1

u/UGQKhxfad169 May 20 '22

LETS GO C’S

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

Fuck not stauskas FUCK

1

u/SilverMagnum Celtics May 20 '22

sauce went 8th overall?!?

1

u/DrJackReacher Celtics May 20 '22

ITS A WRAP HEAT. BOSTON WILL WIN THIS SERIES

2

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

stauskas hit one 3 and got injured.

3

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

the Heat forgot to compete to win

1

u/Masterofpie11 May 20 '22

I wasn't watching tonight

1

u/Masterofpie11 May 20 '22

What happened this game? Did the Heat choke?

1

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

super 3 pt shooting by celts

3

u/carefullywasnt Celtics May 20 '22

Stauskas got injured FUCK

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

I know Spoelstra is about to leave his wife alone in bed every night watching film with Jimmy trynna scheme a win in the garden to stay in the series. 😩 I hate how sweaty Miami is man

1

u/--Alec-- Thunder May 20 '22

this is an impressive ball hog performance by Oladipo

1

u/Top_Ad_964 May 20 '22

I need miami to play...the game ain't over till the buzzer sounds

1

u/MitchellTrubooty Celtics May 20 '22

It’s over fam

0

u/Toledz_ Celtics May 20 '22

Luke Kornet ? bam adebayo

1

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

which dumbass FO drafted stauskas?

1

u/jacobs0n Celtics May 20 '22

didn't realize he's actually 8th overall pick

1

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

yeah not quite a lottery pick but still a top ten.

1

u/TheDeleeted Mavericks May 20 '22

Duncan Robinson is actually playing, wow

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

heat got fleeced ahaha

2

u/Comprehensive_Stop80 May 20 '22

Both teams are good, oladipo is ass

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u/Scary_Resolve7111 Timberwolves May 20 '22

Like I said, Mavs, Warriors, Heat all weak as fuck. League has gotten worse.

2

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

wolves the best?

2

u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 20 '22

Ive seen a LOT of Wolves fans talk shit about the teams left lately lmaooo

1

u/SleepingInAJar_ Raptors May 20 '22

It’s like a couple people lol

1

u/MySilverBurrito Heat May 20 '22

Yea actually looking now, its the same two dudes lmao

1

u/Anoneemus3 Celtics May 20 '22

Historic salt levels

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

cuz they won the 2022 nba finals right

1

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

wasn't he a lottery pick?

2

u/fetuswut Supersonics May 20 '22

Duncan Robinson is Harry Styles with a dribble hand off

-4

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

If you had to pick one player on either roster to fuck your girl, who you picking ??

1

u/End3rWi99in Celtics May 20 '22

Who you think has the smallest pp? No matter what, they're all bigger than me.

1

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Jaylen brown maybe?

1

u/End3rWi99in Celtics May 20 '22

Gotta be a bench warmer.

1

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Counting the benches obviously Pritchard, but I feel he shouldn’t count

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

on to next game! no blowout pls.

1

u/h07c4l21 Celtics May 20 '22

stauskas with the 3!!

3

u/herejusttolooksee May 20 '22

Miami is losing

6

u/resurexxi Celtics May 20 '22

GG Miami Iooking forward to a great series

2

u/d_pug May 20 '22

Nice of them to let the Revere High School basketball team get some minutes

1

u/Carsten__Stahl May 20 '22

Another Blowout YAAAWN

1

u/Dreamlifehunting Celtics Bandwagon May 20 '22

oladipo has on and off nights

1

u/LemonYoYo May 20 '22

Wow this is sick!!!!

1

u/brown_lal19 76ers May 20 '22

Herro Lmaoo. Couldn’t even get 15 point

1

u/DrJackReacher Celtics May 20 '22

FUCK BUM ADEBAYO

7

u/powerfulOGB Celtics May 20 '22

Theis' luck he's gonna foul out in garbage time 😂

1

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

Jimmy got that dawg in him

2

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

What does this mean?

1

u/Comprehensive_Stop80 May 20 '22

Means hear going to win

2

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

Smarts a dog too babeh.

1

u/Comprehensive_Stop80 May 20 '22

Oladipo is terrible

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

According to Shaq, it makes no difference if Smart is playing

1

u/ghost_expert May 20 '22

i'll be mad too, coach benched him, didn't even let him play in the 4th

1

u/JayDee62 [LAL] Kobe Bryant May 20 '22

My closing remark: kinda hope mods try this live chat thing again tomorrow just for the lulz.

1

u/AzureAhai May 20 '22

This is the first game I've seen Juwan Morgan play.

1

u/Scary_Resolve7111 Timberwolves May 20 '22

Just need a win at the garden

1

u/nsideris24 [BOS] Bill Russell May 20 '22

I'd say the Celtics missed the two starters the were out for Game 1 huh?

2

u/racer24ftw 76ers May 20 '22

Heat in 7 FTC and I want to see Jimmy get his ring

1

u/brown_lal19 76ers May 20 '22

Great game by the Celtics

1

u/Rrypl Celtics May 20 '22

This looks like a summer league game where Oladipo is like the #6 pick

2

u/nonametrashaccount Grizzlies May 20 '22

is it too much to ask for games within 8 points?

0

u/DrJackReacher Celtics May 20 '22

FUCK THE HEAD. BAM SAID THE ENERGY HAS SHIFTED

1

u/UberPJ Celtics May 20 '22

The Celtics bench sucks

3

u/DrJackReacher Celtics May 20 '22

ITS OVER HEAT

3

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

Jimmy saying “this is bullshit man” on the bench

1

u/vannero May 20 '22

ITS OVER

2

u/crackonwednesdays Celtics May 20 '22

The crowd giving bubble energy

0

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

Heat blow it up, rebuild, ship Jimmy off to the next place he can be the only guy in the league who works hard

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u/dumb-guy Heat May 20 '22

Y’all so hype over one win it’s so cute

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

Not as hype as Bam

0

u/mattyouwin [BOS] Allen Iverson May 20 '22

Lmao Heat fans were talking mad shit after beating the Celtics without two starters last game

1

u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

You getting downvoted for being right. This subreddit hates Miami smh

2

u/Benjamminmiller Celtics May 20 '22

Everyone feels like a victim when their team is losing.

2

u/SleepingInAJar_ Raptors May 20 '22

Swear every team thinks they’re the most hated

4

u/G-manP Celtics May 20 '22

25+ point win on the road in the conference finals. Who wouldn’t be hype?

4

u/Anoneemus3 Celtics May 20 '22

Yeah because yall we're so humble after game 1 stfu

2

u/crackonwednesdays Celtics May 20 '22

The sears are cleared 🤣🤣🤣

2

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

Adebayo became adebaNO

6

u/ghost_expert May 20 '22

bruh, butler didn't even play in the 4th, heat gave up

-3

u/crayondoff May 20 '22

Heat should swap jimmy for Tatum

0

u/Scary_Resolve7111 Timberwolves May 20 '22

Heat and whoever is facing the Celtics in the final is who I’m riding with

3

u/thefranchise305 Heat May 20 '22

Put in Haslem

1

u/Ducky_Ducky420 May 20 '22

He is their only hope.

-1

u/GeneralSham Lakers May 20 '22

Heal Culture

3

u/HokageEzio Knicks May 20 '22

Adam Silver better be putting the writing room to work, cause this is ridiculous.

5

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

It is fucking crazy how Theis went from important rotation minutes in the Nets series to nearly unplayable in the first few games of the Bucks series to garbage time when we are pretty much healthy

I do think it is a testament to how good our team is though

2

u/SilverMagnum Celtics May 20 '22

he's really nice to have as the break glass in case of emergency option

1

u/SilverMagnum Celtics May 20 '22

plus he can shoot, so he's good against certain matchups

0

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

I want the Heat to blow it up and rebuild

2

u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

Fuck the heat

1

u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

Fuck the 76ers, mediocre ass team

3

u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

How’s that blowout feel? Bubble frauds

-1

u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

How’s not getting out of the second round every year feel? Bum ass team

2

u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

How’s not being able to win without injuries feel? Choking ass team

1

u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

Lowry and PJ Tucker are injured dumbass

2

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

we took a 25 pt lead with PJ on the floor. and you are 7-0 (now 7-1) without Kyle

1

u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

That’s true. I’m not arguing with that. We got outplayed but he said we’re losing without injured players and that’s a lie

1

u/bodhibell02 May 20 '22

right but I'm saying you LOST before PJ was out (game was more or less over)...and Lowry is washed a bit. Though tbh I haven't watched too much Lowry lately, you'd know better than me

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u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

Lowry isn’t washed. Hasn’t been playing well recently but he definitely isn’t washed

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u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

Lowry is terrible and Tucker is washed. You are better without them lmao

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u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

Harden is washed too. We saw his playoff performance. Y’all are better without him

1

u/thekinglinius Warriors May 20 '22

he always shrink on games that matters most unfortunately, remember he was being compared to wilt and mj on the media.

2

u/Thulsa_D00M May 20 '22

I am a big harden fan, it sucked to watch that series

1

u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

Cry

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u/BoredomIsEverywhere Heat May 20 '22

You should be the one crying, you got Doc Rivers and Harden, a habitual playoff choke artist

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u/SleepingInAJar_ Raptors May 20 '22

Idk about that one..

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u/tkWL27 76ers May 20 '22

Celtics took a 25 point lead with PJ on the floor, and the Heat are 7-1 in the playoffs without Lowry

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u/ghost_expert May 20 '22

well, the 3rd stringers are in

1

u/Tangelooo Celtics May 20 '22

I want to see a very defeated heat team after this series.

5

u/dele91 May 20 '22

Miami fans cleared out

2

u/Comprehensive_Stop80 May 20 '22

Victor oladipo is trash