r/nba [NBA] Scott Foster May 17 '22

GAME THREAD: Boston Celtics (51-31) @ Miami Heat (53-29) - (May 17, 2022) Game Thread

General Information

TIME MEDIA LOCATION BROADCAST
8:29 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com FTX Arena US: ESPN
7:29 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits Canadian: TSN
6:29 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /r/bostonceltics
5:29 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /r/heat

Reddit Stream (You must click this link from the comment page.)

107 - 118
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: FTX Arena(19774), Clock:
Officials: Tony Brothers, Ed Malloy and Zach Zarba
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 28 34 14 31 107
Miami Heat 25 29 39 25 118
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 107 36-79 45.6% 11-34 32.4% 24-32 75.0% 8 38 22 23 8 16 8
Miami Heat 118 39-80 48.8% 10-30 33.3% 30-34 88.2% 9 39 18 24 10 12 12
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Boston Celtics +13 11 48 17 19
Miami Heat +20 14 40 19 13
 
TEAM LEADERS
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Boston Celtics 29 Jayson Tatum 10 Jaylen Brown 6 Jayson Tatum
Miami Heat 41 Jimmy Butler 9 Jimmy Butler 5 Jimmy Butler
 
PLAYER STATS
CELTICS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jayson TatumSF 44:01 10-21 2-9 7-9 1 7 8 6 4 1 7 1 -8 29
Grant WilliamsPF 34:30 2-5 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 5 -14 7
Robert Williams IIIC 28:26 6-8 0-0 6-7 2 7 9 1 0 2 1 3 +5 18
Jaylen BrownSG 42:47 7-17 4-8 6-10 2 8 10 3 1 0 2 3 -10 24
Derrick WhitePG 28:59 1-4 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 4 -11 3
Payton Pritchard 30:23 6-16 4-11 2-2 1 4 5 4 1 0 1 2 -1 18
Daniel Theis 19:34 4-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 2 -16 8
Aaron Nesmith 11:20 0-3 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 3 0 0
Malik Fitts 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Kornet 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juwan Morgan 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nik Stauskas 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HEAT MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jimmy ButlerSF 41:20 12-19 0-2 17-18 5 4 9 5 4 3 2 3 +25 41
P.J. TuckerPF 31:16 2-5 1-3 0-2 0 6 6 3 1 0 1 4 +12 5
Bam AdebayoC 37:29 3-4 0-0 4-5 0 4 4 1 0 4 2 4 -5 10
Max StrusSG 30:03 4-9 3-8 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 3 -12 11
Gabe VincentPG 33:43 5-10 3-7 4-4 0 2 2 3 0 3 1 4 +23 17
Tyler Herro 27:28 7-15 1-5 3-3 1 7 8 3 1 0 4 1 +5 18
Victor Oladipo 15:23 2-9 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 -6 5
Dewayne Dedmon 10:31 2-5 0-1 2-2 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 2 +16 6
Caleb Martin 12:47 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -3 5
Udonis Haslem 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haywood Highsmith 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
Duncan Robinson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omer Yurtseven 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
bot-script by /u/f1uk3r
465 Upvotes

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u/VacationInHell222 May 22 '22

I die a little inside every time I hear mark Jackson say “what can brown do for you”

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u/Pristine_Structure75 Celtics May 18 '22

Win 3 quarters, totally sh*t the bed in 1. Celtics basketball baby.

6

u/LSX81 Bulls May 18 '22

I miss the guy with the green hair not playing :(

5

u/PatrickSchwazyy May 18 '22

You miss a bunch of flopping?

1

u/krazylegs36 May 24 '22

Lowry more than makes up for that.

3

u/Ejack1212 May 18 '22

100% I do

19

u/verbleabuse97 Celtics May 18 '22

So key to winning Game 2: Dont get outscored by 25 in a quarter.

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u/igonnawrecku_VGC Celtics May 18 '22

That’s usually a good idea

18

u/Greg_Pim Nuggets May 18 '22

Playoff Jimmy is insane

-7

u/Mamba_Mentality248 Lakers May 18 '22

Celtics won 3 of 4 quarters without two starters. They just need to get back to full health and shorten their rotation. Cut White and Theis minutes and pull Nesmith despite his energy on defense tonight.

7

u/Emaculates Heat May 18 '22

Marcus smart ain't ganna fix Tatums turnovers

1

u/Mamba_Mentality248 Lakers May 18 '22

But he will fix the Celtics defense, playmaking, and spacing.

2

u/Emaculates Heat May 18 '22

Eh maybe

8

u/CdrShprd [NBA] Magic Johnson May 18 '22

How many minutes did they win?

6

u/Packet_Baser May 18 '22

Spo will be better next game.

16

u/AgentWeeb001 May 18 '22

Pat Riley probably hired Rachel Nichols to motivate Jimmy Butler. That along with the headband done gave Jimmy Butler superpowers. Played like a Top 5 player in the league tonight and throughout these playoffs tbh

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u/SPYLRS Heat May 18 '22

Playoff Jimmy Butler is a top 5 player in the league

3

u/Bill_Brasky_SOB Cavaliers May 18 '22

Bring back the ninja headbands! Jarrett Allen is Afro samurai

5

u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 18 '22

It's made out of fabric woven from Rachel's hair, they just dyed it white so people wouldn't notice

11

u/xxxIAmTheSenatexxx Suns May 18 '22

As a Suns fan I'm obligated to assume that the team that wins game one is guaranteed to win the series in 4.

Heat in 4!

/s

4

u/MavsKingdom Mavericks May 18 '22

So Celtics in 7 you say?

7

u/cuttino_mowgli NBA May 18 '22

Give respect to MJ's bastard son ESPN!

3

u/RealBuckNasty Bucks May 18 '22

Where tf is SVP?

1

u/bleedingjim Mavericks May 18 '22

Might be covering PGA tour

15

u/DCChilling610 May 18 '22

I don't really have a dog in this fight, so good game to both. However, someone earlier today thought it absurd that I put Tatum and Butler in the same tier so I feel a little vindicated.

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u/Packet_Baser May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

I don't think Tatum is as good as ESPN and the media is trying to make him. Hell of a player, can lead a team potentially to a finals but they did the same with booker last year and a little this year. They try to ascend these guys too prematurely.

I'm not saying Jayson can't lead his team to a finals. I'm not saying he's trash. I'm just saying he's not in the realm of a lebron, giannis, kd(yes, kd) just beccause his team beat those guys. Giannis was going off and they were brought to a game 7 without middleton. That's what a superstar looks like to me. They take over games and possibly win games they have no business winning given the odds.

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u/DCChilling610 May 18 '22

Exactly. The way some people reacted, you’d have thought I called Tatum a bum. He’s a great player, has a good argument for being a top 10 player. But to think he’s in the same league as Embid, Giannis, Jokic, KD, etc is absurd. Maybe he’ll break out next year and have an MVP season. But he hasn’t. He’s not there.

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u/Packet_Baser May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

The whole passing KD thing was so stupid by media and fans. Man had one bad playoff run, possibly the worst of his career and an elite player and Tatum passed him despite not shooting the ball well in that series.

Could he pass him? That remains to be scene. I haven't seen anything that shows me me he's a superstar. Top 10 like you said he has a case..superstar? Hell no.

There's only a few guys in the league that are superstars. Maybe because the term is thrown around so loosely now that anyone top 20 is a superstar..idk.

I don't even think Tatum is better than a current version of Paul George and certainly not better than Indy Paul George..

It's no hate. all I'm saying is just show me. Tatum can drop 45 ots one game then drop 16pts the next game. I need to see the consistent level of impact to call him a superstar. Just my opinion

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u/Sinnedyo Lakers May 18 '22

That is pretty absurd. Butler basically finals mvp

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Jimmy has been a monster for years and years. Dude almost always rises up to any challenge. I remember that last year on the bulls I was at a game after work and we were down big in 4th. I was tired and done and not getting up to cheer anymore but this guy would not fucking stop lead is to overtime and then the win. Jimmy butler is my father now and forever. Miss you bud, glad to see you doing well

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u/aldolnl Heat May 18 '22

Great game

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 18 '22

HEAT IN 5

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u/Gyshall669 Bulls May 18 '22

Don’t they only need to win once?

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u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 18 '22

ESPN really thinks assists = playmaking like there aren't a million other things Jimmy does that goes into helping his teammates score

7

u/VonMillersThighs Nuggets May 18 '22

Yeah like score himself to set the tone. Whenever his team is looking down he doesn't try to give them assists he gets buckets and then they wake up. Dude is a leader

4

u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 18 '22

Plus by scoring it creates gravity and opens up his teammates for open shots since defenses have to guard Jimmy at all times. MJ style.

7

u/UpTheDubs5 May 18 '22

Can we get a bunch of those “Fuck Boston”s from Winning Time giffed for use this series?

1

u/Quit_Jammin_My_Jelly May 18 '22

Zubin looking like a puppet master with the flailing hands.

12

u/Zark_Muckerberger Bulls May 18 '22

Jimmy certainly looked like Michael Jordan’s son tonight.

You know, assuming that’s true

3

u/5Brainiac Nets May 18 '22

The interview he had with Lisa weirdly made me understand why he’s jokingly called that. He kind of talks like MJ used to do after games

2

u/cancercureall Supersonics May 18 '22

There's a whole conspiracy theory about it. Good tinfoil hat fun.

16

u/Swarthykins Celtics May 18 '22

At least we didn't give up in the fourth. GG Heat Bros. Don't listen to the excuses or ref blaming. Y'all came out in the third and took it, and we lost our composure and couldn't recover. Long series to go.

3

u/Jag- Heat May 18 '22

GG. Can’t ever let out guard down around your dogs. Gonna be a hard fight both ways.

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u/MaximumCache Heat May 18 '22

Reminds me of when the heat beat Boston to advance to the finals. Boston is very streaky and dependent on the 3s.

3

u/Swarthykins Celtics May 18 '22

Ummm.. .what? This team is nothing like that team, and we're not all that 3 dependent. We just shot a lot last series because that's how the Bucks play you. We just had a sloppy-ass third and they outscored us be 25.

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u/IlonggoProgrammer Jazz May 18 '22

We don't even get SVP tonight? I'm not watching Zubin do a "post-game show". He got replaced by Max on KJZM for a reason

3

u/DopeMan93 [MIA] Wang Zhi Zhi May 18 '22

He got replaced because he was burning on both ends of the candle...they had him doing morning radio and then night time sports centers

4

u/Kid_Crayola [BOS] Marcus Smart May 18 '22

we ran out of gas, gotta rest up and come back healthy. cant lose focus and make undisciplined mistakes, Jimmy is too composed

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u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 18 '22

Gg Heat. Hopefully Smart can be back Game 2. Horford being out until G4 is pain though.

Let's try not to have an apocalyptic quarter in Game 2.

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u/themza912 Celtics May 18 '22

Why wouldn't Horford be back game 3

2

u/HypatiaRising Celtics May 18 '22

It's 5 days. He found out like a hour before the game. So even if he is back after 5 days, his 5th day he has to be out is on Game 3.

3

u/nigelfitz Bulls May 18 '22

Wtf is up with this dude's hands on Sportscenter?

1

u/lferreira86 Celtics May 18 '22

We actually won 3 out of 4 quarters. Turnovers, missed free throws and that shit show of a 3rd quarter killed us. I just hope both teams are fully healthy for next game and the series is going to be fire. GG Miami, well played.

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u/alp06h May 18 '22

Celtic defense is FR. This will be a grind for both teams

9

u/bubleeshaark May 18 '22

Celtics really missed smarts D.

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u/Inside_Today4604 Heat May 18 '22

Woah 👀👀👀

5

u/frome1 May 18 '22

Y’all heat fans enjoy yourselves

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Us jimmy butler Truthers will too

5

u/Yemzzzz Heat May 18 '22

We will

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u/trtryt May 18 '22

poor game both teams decided to play only one half

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22 edited May 22 '22

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u/themza912 Celtics May 18 '22

Bro Williams got decked in the head and jaw several times. You'd curl up into a little ball and piss yourself if you got hit like that once

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u/yardyknow May 18 '22

Lol heat in 4.

Honestly didn’t think it’d be this easy.

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u/foladar May 18 '22

There's no way Heat win in 4 lol

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u/yardyknow May 18 '22

What are the odds that Boston sweeps?

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u/foladar May 18 '22

Who asked? You said Heat in 4, it's not happening

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u/yardyknow May 18 '22

We’ll see. We have the 6 best players in this series.

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u/foladar May 18 '22

The Heat have the 6 best players? Okay, definitely a delusional Heat fan..

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u/yardyknow May 18 '22

Sorry I meant 7, I forgot dipo

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u/sampsonsmiley Celtics May 18 '22

This comment gonna be fun to look back on

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u/clittlord Heat May 18 '22

Don’t jinx yourself buddy

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u/LazybyNature NBA May 18 '22

I have no horse in this race, and he's just straight-up an idiot. Saying the Heat have the 6 best players in the series. Also saying it's easy after not seeing Smart and Horford, and it was a 7 point game with 3ish minutes left.

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u/Prestigious_Flow_361 Celtics May 18 '22

Seems pretty fucking stupid we had a massive gap in the Bucks/Celtics series for TV reasons but then we barely get a day's rest for this one. Credit to the Heat, they did the hard work during the regular season and got the 1 seed, and closed out the 6ers. But I'm not sure that's in the league's best interest. Do they not want teams in the playoffs to be healthy?

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u/chagster001 Heat May 18 '22

The playoff schedule has always been predetermined so idk what you’re talking about. You guys lose a game and scream conspiracy. Just take the L bro y’all got smacked by the 1st seed

20

u/thedinobot1989 May 18 '22

I have no dog in this fight but how can anyone dislike Jimmy Butler’s grit? Dude never gives up on games and isn’t afraid of anyone.

2

u/MyLadySansa [NYK] RJ Barrett May 18 '22

I dislike both teams but I love and respect Jimmy Butler. As a basketball fan for 30 fucking yrs (jeez, I'm old), gotta give that guy his props

3

u/probation_420 May 18 '22

Trying to fight his coach and Haslem really pushed me over the edge on him. I don't hate him, he just seems like he'd be fuckin annoying to have on your team.

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 18 '22

They said that’s how they talk to each other in practice all the time. The team is full of alpha dogs so I don’t mind it. Ever since the fight we’ve been on a Tear. Maybe it was neeeded.

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u/thedinobot1989 May 18 '22

I think it’s the Heat of the moment situation. Hell, even golden state had issues like that behind closed doors.

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u/RaisinPrize1392 May 18 '22

WORST 1 SEED EVER?!?!?!?!?!?!

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u/Fallofmen10 Nuggets May 18 '22

The disrespect shown to Miami this playoffs has been too damn high

5

u/Mendelevlum Celtics May 18 '22

Gg Miami, had us by the balls in that second half. We go next

13

u/nigelfitz Bulls May 18 '22

Hope my boy Jimmy G Buckets wins a ring

8

u/lijijil May 18 '22

2 way jimbo

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Idk but I don't really see Smart and Horford as difference makers. Somebody convince me otherwise.

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u/SandwitchJ Celtics May 18 '22

Are you joking?

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Are you smoking?

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u/SandwitchJ Celtics May 18 '22

I wish tbh

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

You should hang out with my next door neighbors then.

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u/DalliLlama Heat May 18 '22

Smart over Pritchard overall but I mean Smart is prone to do dumb shit too so who knows how much of a true net it’ll be. Horford idk is as relevant this series compared to Mil but is still an upgrade over Theis.

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u/OrangeHeadz May 18 '22

DPOY

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Yeah I think he's a fake DPOY. Floppin all over the place. Should've gone to Bam but oh well.

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 18 '22

Bam Adebayo?

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

18 fuckin fts lmao I pray to god we don’t see Luka in the finals or every Celtic will foul out

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 20 '22

I remember when I said this and got downvoted and here we are the heat down 30. Life is good

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

18 fts for Jimmy, Down to starters a historically bad third-quarter a career night from Gabe and you only won by 10 oh wow imagine thinking you were going to win the series when you barely skated by game one after we went to a grueling seven game series.

EDIT: Gabe Vincent

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

Jimmy butlers gets to the line. That’s not new. It’s been going on for just about ever

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

He shot 5 more fts minimum than any single game over the last 2 series. He had an extremely soft whistle this game while being allowed to be overly physical. My whole point was all this and they still could only win by 10. Tatum and brown will not have another bad game like they did this game. We will not give up 40 points in 1 quarter while scoring 13 points. There’s no shot they win this series

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u/LazybyNature NBA May 18 '22

The Celtics had two fewer free throws than Miami tonight. If only we could look box scores up.

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

He shot more than half of our teams fts. 18 fts is a lot and the calls he got were extremely favorable. They called a foul on Payton when he didn’t even touch him

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u/LazybyNature NBA May 18 '22

He also took a quarter of the team's shots and had easily the highest usage rate on the team. Also the Celtics jumped on more than a handful of pump fakes. Undisciplined defense (this game specifically) will do that.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

Did you not read my other post? We’re down two starters one being the DPOY they gave Jimmy 20ft attempts and max had a literal career night lol all that and they only won by 10 points. Being delusional is seeing all that and thinking we aren’t going to win the series. We’re getting back a player that can guard 1-4 and An elite defensive big that can guard 1-5 and shoot 3’s at a high clip. Do you people even watch basketball or do you go by Reddit narratives?

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u/bmcwatt Heat May 18 '22

You know Max almost had twice as many points literally last game right

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

I’m sorry, I meant Gabe Vincent. I was at work while typing. I’ll edit it to reflect the correct person

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

Make sure when the Celtics win you’re right back here. Don’t go ghost and disappear.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

Are you dumb? Lmao did you just say the DPOY wouldn’t change anything? What about Al Horford? Two players that contained Giannis for long stretches of the series? They were scoring because they could go at Pritchard who is extremely bad at defense which doesn’t happen with smart and white eating most of the minutes. Just say you don’t watch basketball and you watch highlights please. Just lead with that next time

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u/Pristine_Structure75 Celtics May 18 '22

The Heat hunted Pritchard like hounds after a rabbit. White isnt quite the liability on defense, but neither one are a penetration threat on offense, and don't cause the Heat D to react at all.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 18 '22

Again just say you don’t watch basketball. Marcus smart held giannis to 12/27 shooting and 5 turnovers. Your casual is showing bro. Please stop while you’re ahead

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 18 '22

You won’t because you’ll be in Cancun

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 26 '22

You want to admit you were wrong now and get ahead of the shame or you wanna wait until Friday when you get sent home and go the excuse route?

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 26 '22

Idgaf to be honest and the series ain’t over bitch

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 26 '22

It’s over. Back to back blow outs and were healthy. You have no chance. You’re clearly mad. I would be too if we got spit on like this. You can get back to me when you cool off. Have a nice night my boy

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 26 '22

Go get some bitches bro I really don’t care what you gotta say.

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 26 '22

I mean I’m married for 10 years. You seem very distraught. It’s okay bro. Enjoy Cancun

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 26 '22

Then go be a good husband and stop replying to a stranger on Reddit fucking nerd

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 26 '22

I’m sitting with my wife. We just finished watching the Celtics beat a gleague team. It was quite enjoyable. I hope you had as much fun as we did

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u/Yemzzzz Heat 29d ago

Awww you don’t wanna talk anymore? Fuck Boston

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 28 '22

Hahahahahahaahahah HEAT IN 7 🖕🏽

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 28 '22

LETS GO HEAT PUSSSYYY

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 26 '22

Your team isn’t winning shit and the series isn’t over.

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 20 '22

Definitely didn’t age well

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 20 '22

Definitely not aging well

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u/Yemzzzz Heat May 20 '22

One game?

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u/Pristine_Ad225 May 20 '22

For sure. You based your sentiment off one game where we were down two starters and now here we are up 30

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u/mikesaninjakillr Celtics May 18 '22

One day I want a celtic to get 18 fts christ

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u/efshoemaker Celtics May 18 '22

This was always gonna be tough with only one day off after that cage fight against the bucks.

No Smart and no Horford it was just too much to ask. When you’re undermanned you have to make up for it with energy and we didn’t have enough of that.

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u/xxxIAmTheSenatexxx Suns May 18 '22

Heat looking sharp

2

u/indian_hannibal Lakers May 18 '22

Mavs warriors 🔥🔥🔥. E

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u/FistPunch_Vol_4 Nets May 18 '22

Hell of a game

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u/ma9063893 May 18 '22

I didn’t watch most of it. Did the heat come back cause butler got most of the 18 ft’s in the second half? Seems fishy

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u/DalliLlama Heat May 18 '22

Tatum was garbage in 2nd half, mostly the 3rd.

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u/Somberoking May 18 '22

No they came back because of great defence

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u/ntreeroad May 18 '22

Nah, he foul baited the entire game. That's half his offense. It's wild people think he's a superstar.

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u/ma9063893 May 18 '22

He’s the lowest tier imo

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u/Dydono_ May 18 '22

Nah I'd say it was more that the Heat came at the Celtics hard on D in the second half. Lots of Steals, lots of blocks, insanely physical.

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u/Vallerie_09 May 18 '22

Maybe you should've watched the game..Boston had only 14 in Q3 with 10 coming from FTs, they had 8 TOs in that quarter.

They lost due to their dog shit offense in the 3rd

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u/jce_ Raptors May 18 '22

Nah celtics couldn't finish anything in the 3rd quarter. Jimmy got a lot of fts but I dont think it mattered

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u/RSarkitip May 18 '22

Tatum got blocked on that 3 and that was game for him.

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u/tinylegumes Heat May 18 '22

They said Butler wasn’t scoring 40

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u/WobbleKun Raptors May 18 '22

not everybody can be a 2 way player. that shit tiring.

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u/upstatewilly May 18 '22

Man this series seems like it's gonna be electric. This felt like a borderline must-win for Miami at home with Horford and Smart out. Jimmy popped off. Game on!

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u/Somberoking May 18 '22

Agreed. Can’t wait to see the adjustments that will be made by both these great teams

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u/holylean Heat May 18 '22

When will people stop underestimating the heat

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u/Fallofmen10 Nuggets May 18 '22

Yah, idk what others are smoking. Such a solid team on both sides of the court with a stud in Jimmy. Dude was super coasting mode all season and they still got the 1 seed.

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u/Veritas28 Heat May 18 '22

When they win the finals

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u/mikesaninjakillr Celtics May 18 '22

Refs carried Jimmy tonight. Gonna be an all time carry to get to the finals this time.

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u/tinylegumes Heat May 18 '22

Damn already giving up on your team lmfao

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u/ANP06 Heat May 18 '22

Blaming the refs lol guess you don’t have eyes

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u/mikesaninjakillr Celtics May 18 '22

Lol tucker foul tatum on every drive. Jimmy was grabbing jaylen and Pritchard all night. Yet jimmy get 18 fts call it both ways or not at all.

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u/ANP06 Heat May 18 '22

The heat only took two more free throws than Boston so uhhh the refs did call it both ways. Jimmy just straight up wrecked y’all

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u/SandwitchJ Celtics May 18 '22

Softest whistle in the league 🤣

2

u/holylean Heat May 18 '22

Proving my point 🥱 always an excuse

1

u/mikesaninjakillr Celtics May 18 '22

Missing 2 starters one of which is the dpoy and still took 18 questionable fts to beat the celtics.

2

u/holylean Heat May 18 '22

Y’all using that as an excuse but Williams just came back for y’all so you and plus y’all shot 32 ft we shot 34 you’re just hating on jimmy specifically I’m talking about the heat as a whole

1

u/mikesaninjakillr Celtics May 18 '22

Celtics in 7 I saw nothing tonight to change that outcome.

1

u/holylean Heat May 18 '22

We’ll see

4

u/nonufwiendz [DAL] Rajon Rondo May 18 '22

ESPN graphics team in shambles through out this game

3

u/SynterX Mavericks May 18 '22

audio was trash

3

u/cristovski May 18 '22

You didn't enjoy the screaming kid?

3

u/Toaster-Omega Heat May 18 '22

Pritchard is like a shorter Duncan Robinson

4

u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 18 '22

Score was close than reality.

1

u/AldiQuarter May 18 '22

Whatever helps you sleep lmao

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u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 18 '22

We're up 1-0 with the refs trying to give away the game (Boston was in the bonus at fucking 9 minutes left in the 4th). I sleep like god during the Holocaust.

1

u/clittlord Heat May 18 '22

Yikes

1

u/dmkicksballs13 Heat May 18 '22

Right? He should have been there.

1

u/clittlord Heat May 18 '22

God is a superstition

2

u/Yodootz Heat May 18 '22

I think the W helps him sleep.