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NBA world reacts to Boston Celtics hot start in Game 2

Vincent Frank

The Boston Celtics found themselves down 18-8 early in the first quarter of their Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals outing against the Miami Heat Thursday evening.

After being blown out in Game 1, most figured that the Celtics would simply go down 2-0 in the series heading back to Boston in Game 3.

While that still might be the case, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and the Celtics turned things around big time in the first quarter and heading into the start of the second.

Boston outscored the Heat 27-6 to wrap up the first 12 minutes. The team then went on a 12-4 run to open the second quarter for an overall blitz of 39-10 to take a 19-point lead.

How hot were the Boston Celtics during that 9:30 minute span? They hit on 11-14 from three-point range. The Celtics’ top two reserves, Grant Williams and Payton Pritchard, connected on 4-of-5. That’s no small thing given Derrick White missed the game due to the birth of his child.

Despite being blown out in Game 1, Boston can take home-court advantage away from the Heat with a win Thursday evening. It would make this an entirely new series with the winner set to take on the Golden State Warriors or Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals.

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