Celtics blow out Heat 110-97 for a second consecutive game as they look to create NBA history

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Boston Celtics rustle retired nan Miami Heat 110-97 for a 2nd consecutive crippled arsenic they pursuit NBA history... aft FOUR players people complete 20 points successful Game 5 rout astatine TD Garden

  • Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum had 21pts, Marcus Smart: 23 & Derrick White: 24
  • Boston has now avoided elimination successful back-to-back games up of G6 successful MIA 
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By Patrick Djordjevic For Dailymail.Com

Published: 03:41 BST, 26 May 2023 | Updated: 05:45 BST, 26 May 2023

The Miami Heat were obliterated 110-97 by nan Boston Celtics successful a complete squad capacity astatine nan raucous TD Garden. 

Boston, who had mislaid 5 of its past 7 location playoff games, were facing yet different elimination game.

Leading 3-1 successful nan Eastern Conference Finals, Miami grounded to adjacent retired nan bid erstwhile again. The Heat will person an opportunity to do truthful successful Game 6 connected their location level Saturday night.

'They fto america get two, truthful don't fto america get different one,' Jaylen Brown warned during his postgame question and reply connected TNT.

No franchise successful NBA playoff history has ever travel backmost from a 3-0 deficit. Only 3 teams person ever forced a Game 7.

It was each smiles for nan Celtics who utterly destroyed Miami successful a ascendant G5 performance

Marcus Smart had nan Boston fans going chaotic aft 1 of his 4 3-pointers. He went 4/6 3pt

Jimmy Butler did not play successful nan last 4th of nan blowout -- scoring 14 points connected nan night

'Your back's against nan wall, you don't person a choice,' Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said postgame. 'It builds a relationship and it builds an opportunity.' 

It was a complete squad capacity from nan men successful green. Derrick White apical scored for nan C's pinch 24 points. He was intimately followed by chap starters Marcus Smart (23), Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum (21). 

At nary constituent did nan Heat lead successful Boston and by nan extremity of nan first 4th were down 35-20. It didn't get overmuch amended for Miami trailing 61-44 astatine nan half and 90-72 astatine nan extremity of three.

The beatdown was truthful terrible Erik Spoelstra chose to beryllium some Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo for nan full 4th quarter. 

'We conscionable gotta play better, commencement nan games disconnected better,' Butler said pursuing nan loss. 'But we're ever going to enactment affirmative knowing that we tin and will triumph this series. And we'll conscionable person to adjacent it retired astatine home.

'The past 2 games are not who we are. It conscionable happened to beryllium that way.'

While closing successful connected creating eventual history, Boston group a different NBA grounds astatine nan TD Garden. For nan first clip successful Association history, Boston's starters mixed for 12+ 3-pointers and 12+ steals. 

Following nan ascendant win, nan Celtics went 4-0 erstwhile facing elimination this postseason -- a franchise record.  

Duncan Robinson led each Heat scorers pinch 18 points disconnected nan bench. Bam Adebayo (16), Haywood Highsmith (15), Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin (14) intimately followed. 

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