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GAME SUMMARY
Location: TD Garden (19156), Clock: Final
Officials: Bill Kennedy, Marc Davis, and David Guthrie
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Miami Heat 20 24 28 25 97
Boston Celtics 35 26 29 20 110
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Miami Heat 97 40-78 51.3% 9-23 39.1% 8-10 80.0% 10 41 20 13 6 16 2
Boston Celtics 110 40-79 50.6% 16-39 41.0% 14-19 73.7% 12 43 23 9 13 9 4
 
PLAYER STATS
Miami Heat MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF ±
Jimmy ButlerSF 33:35 14 5-10 0-2 4-6 0 5 5 5 2 0 2 1 -24
Kevin LovePF 13:44 6 3-7 0-1 0-0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 -11
Bam AdebayoC 31:53 16 8-15 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 3 2 1 6 2 -15
Max StrusSG 24:10 3 1-5 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -20
Kyle LowryPG 30:18 5 2-6 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 4 1 -5
Caleb Martin 31:49 14 5-12 2-5 2-2 1 4 5 0 0 0 2 2 -8
Cody Zeller 04:07 4 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 -3
Duncan Robinson 27:44 18 7-10 2-3 2-2 0 3 3 9 0 0 1 5 7
Haywood Highsmith 36:00 15 6-9 3-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 2
Nikola Jovic 03:20 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Omer Yurtseven 03:20 2 1-2 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 6
Udonis Haslem 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Herro 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Victor Oladipo 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gabe Vincent 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boston Celtics MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF ±
Jaylen BrownSF 36:52 21 9-18 3-5 0-0 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 16
Jayson TatumPF 40:52 21 8-16 1-6 4-6 0 8 8 11 2 0 4 2 19
Al HorfordC 29:01 6 3-7 0-3 0-0 5 6 11 5 1 1 0 0 10
Derrick WhiteSG 37:05 24 8-11 6-8 2-3 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 3 18
Marcus SmartPG 29:55 23 7-12 4-6 5-6 1 2 3 2 5 0 2 0 20
Grant Williams 26:49 6 1-4 1-4 3-4 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 3 -9
Malcolm Brogdon 07:55 0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Robert Williams III 17:55 6 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 10
Payton Pritchard 04:32 0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 -8
Sam Hauser 03:20 3 1-4 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -6
Luke Kornet 03:20 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -6
Justin Champagnie 02:22 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2
Blake Griffin 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Muscala 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danilo Gallinari 00:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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all 2330 comments

DIXtICon

4k points

6 days ago

DIXtICon

Trail Blazers

4k points

6 days ago

somehow only ended up being a 13 point game but it was never even close

cerealman2020

2.3k points

6 days ago

cerealman2020

Celtics

2.3k points

6 days ago

I started feeling nauseous when they cut it to 10 with 50 seconds left

I_Set_3_Alarms

1.2k points

6 days ago

I_Set_3_Alarms

Celtics

1.2k points

6 days ago

Yeah I felt more relieved by that Hauser 3 than I expected to be lol

johnnybarbs92

375 points

6 days ago

johnnybarbs92

Celtics

375 points

6 days ago

Same. I said that was the dagger and my wife was very confused.

rikki-tikki-deadly

341 points

6 days ago

rikki-tikki-deadly

Celtics

341 points

6 days ago

She was probably confused because thanks to the announcers this postseason she thinks a "dagger" can happen repeatedly before halftime.

braisedbywolves

192 points

6 days ago

braisedbywolves

Trail Blazers

192 points

6 days ago

It does in Macbeth

ChampagneCJ

30 points

6 days ago

ChampagneCJ

Raptors

30 points

6 days ago

Wtf spoilers!

not_a_cockroach_

47 points

6 days ago

not_a_cockroach_

Celtics

47 points

6 days ago

All those blown double digit leads and games we lost against the Heat despite winning 3 quarters from as far back as the bubble have broken us.

rikki-tikki-deadly

214 points

6 days ago

rikki-tikki-deadly

Celtics

214 points

6 days ago

I was NOT comfortable seeing that lead slide to 10 inside two minutes left.

toastyfries2

24 points

6 days ago

I think it snuck up on the announcers. He said something like the Celtics are up by 10, and you could hear the surprise in his voice that it was so close

DungeonsAndDuck

468 points

6 days ago

DungeonsAndDuck

Celtics

468 points

6 days ago

that's because the final third of the 4th quarter was the miami heat vs the maine celtics lmao

w311sh1t

324 points

6 days ago

w311sh1t

Celtics

324 points

6 days ago

It’s still a crime against humanity that they changed it from the Maine Red Claws

InAingeWeTrust

167 points

6 days ago

InAingeWeTrust

Celtics

167 points

6 days ago

it was also the bench players on the Heat

DungeonsAndDuck

617 points

6 days ago

DungeonsAndDuck

Celtics

617 points

6 days ago

yeah but that goes against my narrative, so please delete your comment

Faliberti

92 points

6 days ago

Faliberti

92 points

6 days ago

bench players dont exist for miami, they can all shoot 52% from 3

homefree122

4.9k points

6 days ago

homefree122

Thunder

4.9k points

6 days ago

Jimmy Butler only took 10 shots. I simply do not understand how that’s possible.

Erik5858

856 points

6 days ago

Erik5858

Heat

856 points

6 days ago

Felt like he took the night off tonight.

rikki-tikki-deadly

517 points

6 days ago

rikki-tikki-deadly

Celtics

517 points

6 days ago

Jimmy "I'm Not Even Supposed To Be Here Tonight!" Butler

WasProbablyBanned

2.6k points

6 days ago

WasProbablyBanned

Australia

2.6k points

6 days ago

too busy pump faking

MC-Jdf

1.5k points

6 days ago

MC-Jdf

Warriors

1.5k points

6 days ago

Honestly one of those games where Butler tries to fish for fouls too much, which almost never goes well.

elcapitandemundo

154 points

6 days ago

elcapitandemundo

Celtics

154 points

6 days ago

Celtics have also stopped biting on them so often

MySilverBurrito

840 points

6 days ago*

MySilverBurrito

Heat

840 points

6 days ago*

It’s annoying as fuck. Because guy is insanely good at finishing through contact. But every now and then, he does this bait for fouls all game, not even attempting to shoot the ball.

Edit: his touch around the basket is insane through contact. But games like tonight, it’s like he just chucks the ball at the basket, more concerned about the contact than scoring.

MC-Jdf

452 points

6 days ago

MC-Jdf

Warriors

452 points

6 days ago

I mean Butler trying to draw fouls so often is a big part of why he gets so much space in jumpshots, that and his elite deceleration.

But yeah it’s gross to watch when he tries to only flail backwards and not try to shoot.

MySilverBurrito

132 points

6 days ago

MySilverBurrito

Heat

132 points

6 days ago

That’s the thing, you can see when he actively trying to finish through the contact after getting his guy to fake.

Compare that to just straight up flopping, where all his touch around the basket disappear because he’s not even attempting to make the basket.

bodhibell02

86 points

6 days ago

I'm very happy to see a Heat fan noting this. I'm a C's fan and my god I like Jimmy a lot...but when he resorts to the leg flailing and falling down on jumpers...kill me man. It's such lame fucking basketball

ColdPressedSteak

275 points

6 days ago

He was legit bad for long stretches. There were some possessions where he couldn't decide what he wanted to do and just dumped the ball off to someone else with 5 sec left to go in the clock

He's going to need to be great again if they want to avoid this epic collapse. That or Duncan Robinson continues to trend upwards and just nails 10 3's in game 6

ZdenekTheMan

104 points

6 days ago

Robinson struck the fear of God in me every time he touched the ball

lferreira86

49 points

6 days ago

lferreira86

Celtics

49 points

6 days ago

Duncan has honestly been extremely good on offense. Celtics gotta start putting him on switches and having him guard Brown/Tatum to keep him off the floor.

GokuVerde

281 points

6 days ago

GokuVerde

281 points

6 days ago

The dog has left the building

rawchess

117 points

6 days ago

rawchess

Minneapolis Lakers

117 points

6 days ago

The dawg tonight: 😴

Flabbypuff

140 points

6 days ago

Flabbypuff

NBA

140 points

6 days ago

He legit pump faked on almost every jump stop and stood there to look for someone to bail him out. Shit was weird, like the entire Celtics team except for Rob Williams knows you're not gonna shoot that.

TomShoe02

434 points

6 days ago

TomShoe02

[SAS] Bryn Forbes

434 points

6 days ago

Celtics finally stopped letting him switch onto their weaker defenders for easy points.

Good to see Mozzarella finally getting it.

WickerShoesJoe

271 points

6 days ago

WickerShoesJoe

Celtics

271 points

6 days ago

Celtics finally stopped letting him switch onto their weaker defenders for easy points.

That's part of it. Ben Taylor mentioned in this week's Thinking Basketball how he is pretty much done with this "switch everything" defensive idea, beacause it gave the offense whatever matchup they wanted. He pointed out that when JT stayed on Butler, shots were much thougher. Now that the team realized that, they're doing better.

Jayson_Tatum

147 points

6 days ago

Jayson_Tatum

[BOS] Jayson Tatum

147 points

6 days ago

Hunting for fouls doesn't help

GokuVerde

159 points

6 days ago

GokuVerde

159 points

6 days ago

Harassment: Harden hunting for fouls

Empowering: Dog-Master Butler

TheSaltySloth

370 points

6 days ago

TheSaltySloth

Celtics

370 points

6 days ago

Kid in the back of Inside has a “Putin, ISIS, Kim Jong Un, Kyrie” shirt on lol

RabbitWolfie

5k points

6 days ago

RabbitWolfie

Lakers

5k points

6 days ago

Mazzulla seems to have watched more film of the Heats and less of Ben Affleck this week

NoShameInternets

813 points

6 days ago

NoShameInternets

Celtics

813 points

6 days ago

Brad called him into his office, put on the game films and blasted a fog horn every time Mazzulla should’ve called a timeout but didn’t.

CreatiScope

243 points

6 days ago

CreatiScope

Celtics

243 points

6 days ago

Then you must not remember that Brad was absolutely guilty of letting the guys try to stop opponent runs on their own too.

TraanPol

187 points

6 days ago

TraanPol

Raptors

187 points

6 days ago

The spirit of Jeremy Renner possessed him

DriveByStoning

154 points

6 days ago

DriveByStoning

[BOS] Tony Allen

154 points

6 days ago

Brad: We're going to hurt some people

Joe: Whose car are we gonna take?

homefree122

1.1k points

6 days ago

homefree122

Thunder

1.1k points

6 days ago

But The Town is so fucking good still

pfqq

504 points

6 days ago

pfqq

Pacers

504 points

6 days ago

I like The Departed

ThanosIsDoomfist

311 points

6 days ago

ThanosIsDoomfist

Celtics

311 points

6 days ago

I mean yeah, the Departed is way better lol

00764

93 points

6 days ago

00764

Cavaliers

93 points

6 days ago

The movie is so good that it makes Mark Wahlberg seem amazing in it. One of the best pieces in a movie surrounded by top tier talent from the top down. One of my favorites.

mkhimau5

49 points

6 days ago

mkhimau5

Celtics

49 points

6 days ago

I'm the guy that does his job, you must be the other guy!

piececurvesleft

30 points

6 days ago

How’s ya motha

mkhimau5

26 points

6 days ago

mkhimau5

Celtics

26 points

6 days ago

She's tired from fuckin' my fathah

SterlingMallory

5.9k points

6 days ago

SterlingMallory

Mavericks

5.9k points

6 days ago

Boston winning this series and espn analytics being right after all would be hilarious

Zloggt

2.2k points

6 days ago

Zloggt

Bulls

2.2k points

6 days ago

Imagine the smugness that’ll come from whatever nerds help crunch those numbers…

souttous

466 points

6 days ago

souttous

466 points

6 days ago

Could it possibly match the smugness of redditors tho? Seems impossible

CIark

557 points

6 days ago

CIark

557 points

6 days ago

Imagine the silence from the suburban teenagers on /r/nba that smugly said the analytics guys were idiots tho

bwtwldt

263 points

6 days ago

bwtwldt

Timberwolves

263 points

6 days ago

Rooting for the stats nerds tbh

undermon

509 points

6 days ago

undermon

Bucks

509 points

6 days ago

Analytics are always right, haven't you learned that from Jokic dominating the playoffs this year

poneil

349 points

6 days ago

poneil

Celtics

349 points

6 days ago

And Derrick White being a fringe All Star level player, as per 538.

Duke_Vladdy

118 points

6 days ago

Duke_Vladdy

Kings

118 points

6 days ago

Everytime I watch White he turns into Steph so I get it

RetroFrisbee

115 points

6 days ago

RetroFrisbee

Celtics

115 points

6 days ago

Please keep watching

Palifaith

1.5k points

6 days ago

Palifaith

Lakers

1.5k points

6 days ago

I blame this on Shakira, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

Burger_Gouger

662 points

6 days ago

Burger_Gouger

Celtics

662 points

6 days ago

Jeter and Arod being in Miami is def the catalyst for all of this, and thats a fact

IAmNotKevinDurant_35

223 points

6 days ago

IAmNotKevinDurant_35

[GSW] Zarko Cabarkapa

223 points

6 days ago

I know its his hometown team and all but ARod being one of the primary owners of the timberwolves and cheering for the Heat is kind of weird. Could you imagine if Joe Lacob was at the game today rooting for the Celtics?

shangrila117

60 points

6 days ago

What’s he gonna do, cheer for the Wolves?

Burger_Gouger

81 points

6 days ago

Burger_Gouger

Celtics

81 points

6 days ago

Thanks I hate it

IAmNotKevinDurant_35

33 points

6 days ago

IAmNotKevinDurant_35

[GSW] Zarko Cabarkapa

33 points

6 days ago

It would be real weird right? He actually used to be a minority owner of the celtics lol

a_crappy_lite

206 points

6 days ago

a_crappy_lite

Celtics

206 points

6 days ago

Taylor Swift in shambles

ChiefKeef786

48 points

6 days ago

ChiefKeef786

Heat

48 points

6 days ago

Swifties in shambles

longconsilver13

771 points

6 days ago

longconsilver13

Celtics

771 points

6 days ago

Schill game 6. Game 7 anything can happen

MadlibVillainy

190 points

6 days ago

MadlibVillainy

Celtics

190 points

6 days ago

Would losing in 7 hurt even more than a sweep ? I don't even know anymore.

longconsilver13

272 points

6 days ago

longconsilver13

Celtics

272 points

6 days ago

The sweep would've been embarrassing and demoralizing. But if we lose to Miami teams twice in home game 7s I might lose my sanity

AdventurousTwo383

52 points

6 days ago

AdventurousTwo383

Celtics

52 points

6 days ago

Panthers are from Ft Lauderdale but that somehow makes it worse

jpaxlux

114 points

6 days ago

jpaxlux

[BOS] Jayson Tatum

114 points

6 days ago

At this point I'm just enjoying making Heat fans uncomfortable af lmao

There's less shit talk here after every W

MadlibVillainy

43 points

6 days ago

MadlibVillainy

Celtics

43 points

6 days ago

Yeah at least we're not going out without à fight. But this team has a lot to answer from, we shouldn't be some sort of outsiders trying to make a comeback , not with this roster. But if it's that mentality that help them win , they should absolutely consider themselves as outsiders. No low effort, no arrogance, go get them boys.

Kyler1313

2.5k points

6 days ago

Kyler1313

2.5k points

6 days ago

I'm not saying the Celtics are going to come back to win this series... But the Celtics have come back from 3-2 deficits in the playoffs twice in the past year. They are certainly making it interesting...

DungeonsAndDuck

1.3k points

6 days ago

DungeonsAndDuck

Celtics

1.3k points

6 days ago

they did it last week.

Kyler1313

509 points

6 days ago

Kyler1313

509 points

6 days ago

Yep, and against Giannis last year, both series had somewhat close Game 6s on the road and pretty dominant Game 7s at home. We will see if this series follows that path.

CBJfan03

217 points

6 days ago

CBJfan03

217 points

6 days ago

2004: Boston Red Sox were down 3-0 to the NY Yankees in the ALCS. They came back and won the series, and then won the World Series breaking the curse.

2010: Boston Bruins were up 3-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers in the ECSF. They eventually lost that series. In Game 7, they were up 3-0 and lost the game 4-3. The next year they won the Stanley Cup, breaking a 39 year drought.

2023: The Boston Celtics are down 3-0 to the Miami Heat in the ECF. ???

Idk what will happen in this series but Boston has always been apart of 3-0 series comebacks. Just something to think about.

smash-smash-SUHMASH

222 points

6 days ago

smash-smash-SUHMASH

Celtics

222 points

6 days ago

we can mention 28-3 too

BlockedbyJake420

111 points

6 days ago

Falcons fans: we can also not mention it

tasty_scrote

34 points

6 days ago

Boston fans hold the families of the players hostage

LordMcBucketz

108 points

6 days ago

LordMcBucketz

Celtics

108 points

6 days ago

It’s not the same but the Patriots came back down 28-3 in the Super Bowl too

DuckDucks

383 points

6 days ago

DuckDucks

383 points

6 days ago

The statistical models licking their lips rn

FredDupe

1.9k points

6 days ago

FredDupe

[BOS] Jaylen Brown

1.9k points

6 days ago

THE BUFFALO WANTS TO GO BACK TO COLORADO

GGezpzMuppy

672 points

6 days ago

GGezpzMuppy

Spurs

672 points

6 days ago

Let the man roam ffs. Stop holding him back and he can lead you to the championship

SilverMagnum

139 points

6 days ago

SilverMagnum

Celtics

139 points

6 days ago

Y’all giving us the Buffalo is why I wasn’t mad you guys got Wemby. I love you Spurs boys because of that.

raceforseis21

92 points

6 days ago

raceforseis21

Spurs

92 points

6 days ago

We still love our fivehead

1337speak

288 points

6 days ago

1337speak

Celtics

288 points

6 days ago

Hear me and rejoice! You Miami Heat have had the privilege of being saved by The Great Forehead. You may think this is suffering. No... it is salvation. The universal scales tip toward balance because of your sacrifice. Smile... for even in death, you have become children of Derrick White.

Dafatveteran

617 points

6 days ago

Dafatveteran

Celtics

617 points

6 days ago

If Derrick White has a million fans, then I am one of them. If Derrick White has ten fans, then I am one of them. If Derrick White has only one fan then that is me. If Derrick White has no fans, then that means I am no longer on earth. If the world is against Derrick White, then I am against the world.

TehHillsy

67 points

6 days ago

TehHillsy

San Diego Clippers

67 points

6 days ago

If Derrick White has only fans then I am a subscriber.

JohnnyWinss

128 points

6 days ago

JohnnyWinss

Spurs

128 points

6 days ago

He's R O A M I N

justamobileuserhere

77 points

6 days ago

justamobileuserhere

Celtics

77 points

6 days ago

Let him roam

bb15555

68 points

6 days ago

bb15555

Celtics

68 points

6 days ago

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY. WHEN IN ROAM BABY

smoltanboi

638 points

6 days ago

smoltanboi

Heat

638 points

6 days ago

chris i'm sorry for talking so much shit a week ago can you please add me back to the group chat

saggysocks

152 points

6 days ago

saggysocks

Celtics

152 points

6 days ago

N O

Both_Funny4896

5k points

6 days ago

Both_Funny4896

Hawks

5k points

6 days ago

If we’re ever going to see a 3-0 comeback, this is the chance

JohnnyWinss

3k points

6 days ago

JohnnyWinss

Spurs

3k points

6 days ago

Well firstly through Derrick White all things are possible so jot that down

Chadwiko

453 points

6 days ago

Chadwiko

Celtics

453 points

6 days ago

Great White Buffalo

guccimane333

230 points

6 days ago

guccimane333

Celtics

230 points

6 days ago

Noted

nibbinoo8

169 points

6 days ago

nibbinoo8

Celtics

169 points

6 days ago

that doesn't sound right but i don't know enough about derrick white to dispute it

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO101

1.2k points

6 days ago*

Yeah this Celtics team is just so much more talented, especially with the injuries racking up for the Heat. It’s not even close, and they’d have the potential game 7 at home

destroyerofpoon93

349 points

6 days ago

destroyerofpoon93

Nuggets

349 points

6 days ago

the other times a team came back from 3-0 and made it to game 7 they were all the visiting team. This would be the first time the home team forced a game 7.

The_Assassin_Gower

110 points

6 days ago

The_Assassin_Gower

Pacers

110 points

6 days ago

Yeh, I don't think we've seen the far better team go down 3-0 early before. If there was ever a chance it's now

Zloggt

65 points

6 days ago

Zloggt

Bulls

65 points

6 days ago

All that matters is if we see a repeat of Game 3…or one of Game 4…

sidighjd

984 points

6 days ago

sidighjd

984 points

6 days ago

The Heats entire win condition is to shoot unsustainably hot from 3

homefree122

359 points

6 days ago

homefree122

Thunder

359 points

6 days ago

Hey it’s kind of worked so far

[deleted]

871 points

6 days ago

[deleted]

871 points

6 days ago

[deleted]

iAmTheRealLange

365 points

6 days ago

iAmTheRealLange

Celtics

365 points

6 days ago

Regression to the mean, baby!

Dongsquad420BlazeIt

253 points

6 days ago

Dongsquad420BlazeIt

[LAL] Kobe Bryant

253 points

6 days ago

They only need one more game of it

Conis1

296 points

6 days ago

Conis1

Celtics

296 points

6 days ago

I am terrified lol

Plies-

114 points

6 days ago

Plies-

Celtics

114 points

6 days ago

45% from 3 against the Bucks

29% against the Knicks

Like 48% vs us in games 1-3. I was so annoyed lol.

Though tbf when you're this outmatched talent wise you have to live and die by the three. Everyone clowns the Harden CP3 Rockets for missing 27 straight but that strategy was the only reason they had a good chance against the best team ever assembled.

floatersforalgernon

172 points

6 days ago

If Miami cannot finish this off next game, Boston will take Game 7.

luke_workin

414 points

6 days ago

luke_workin

414 points

6 days ago

To be honest, it would be quite fitting for these Celtics to get it all the way to a Game 7, then just fall apart at the end and lose at home.

Borktista

119 points

6 days ago

Borktista

Celtics

119 points

6 days ago

Exactly. It’s written in the stars

TomasRoncero

92 points

6 days ago

TomasRoncero

Knicks Tankwagon

92 points

6 days ago

8 seed team up 3-0, makes sense

Uncircled_swag2

280 points

6 days ago

Uncircled_swag2

[CHI] Zach LaVine

280 points

6 days ago

Jaylen Browns brain is so massive he purposefully played bad so he could be the first to come back 0-3

homefree122

468 points

6 days ago

homefree122

Thunder

468 points

6 days ago

Said it last game and I'll say it again: if there was ever a team to come back 0-3, could be this Boston team. And I fucking hate it.

HorsNoises

516 points

6 days ago

HorsNoises

Celtics

516 points

6 days ago

Also logically it would make sense that the first team to choke it would be an overachieving 8 seed.

ColtCallahan

109 points

6 days ago

But Spoelstra as the only coach in history to do it would be wild.

TeaAndCrumpets4life

141 points

6 days ago

TeaAndCrumpets4life

Celtics

141 points

6 days ago

Yeah people throw that 0-150 stat around but how many of those are higher seeded teams just blowing out lower seed teams?

AcrobaticFeedback

66 points

6 days ago

I always assumed the first time this comeback happens it will be due to massive injury changes that happen throughout the series. Just think it’s impossible for a team that is good enough to sweep to be down 0-3 without injury luck. Because the team literally has to sweep to win the series.

Bladespectre

27 points

6 days ago

Bladespectre

Celtics

27 points

6 days ago

Don't do that. Don't give me hope.

silverxsmoke

135 points

6 days ago

Bro if the Celtics win this series..

Sim888

7.2k points

6 days ago

Sim888

[CHI] Cameron Payne

7.2k points

6 days ago

Sir, a second Celtics win has hit the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wilee_E_Coyote

2k points

6 days ago

Wilee_E_Coyote

Celtics

2k points

6 days ago

We won the morale finals, now we want to get to the real won

GGezpzMuppy

601 points

6 days ago

GGezpzMuppy

Spurs

601 points

6 days ago

They sitting at Cancun airport waiting for your delayed flight

homefree122

103 points

6 days ago

homefree122

Thunder

103 points

6 days ago

Chris Paul also gonna fly in from Phoenix.

Otaku_Instinct

164 points

6 days ago

Otaku_Instinct

Nets

164 points

6 days ago

eastern conference's 9/11

purpleornavy

297 points

6 days ago

purpleornavy

Celtics

297 points

6 days ago

The ‘didn’t get swept but the Lakers did’ banner is gonna be so fire

GGezpzMuppy

1k points

6 days ago

GGezpzMuppy

Spurs

1k points

6 days ago

Celtics has to realise they can only go so far as the Buffalo carries them.

Let the man take charge and he will carry the Jays to the promise land.

Wilee_E_Coyote

620 points

6 days ago

Wilee_E_Coyote

Celtics

620 points

6 days ago

This is not the Jay’s team, its the buffalo’s and his wild wings

WickerShoesJoe

163 points

6 days ago

WickerShoesJoe

Celtics

163 points

6 days ago

This is not the Jay’s team, its the buffalo’s and his wild wings

Dammit, I love it. I was already happy with the win, now I'm laughing like a hyena and it's so late were I live lol

Lawful_Rebellion

943 points

6 days ago

Lawful_Rebellion

Celtics

943 points

6 days ago

You’re welcome for the additional Inside the NBA episodes folks

un5chanate

208 points

6 days ago

un5chanate

208 points

6 days ago

Single most important part of a Celtics wins for neutral fans. Once it goes all ESPN, unless the game are each awesome to watch, it will be annoying AF.

Gnartopia

108 points

6 days ago

Gnartopia

108 points

6 days ago

Who is wearing the bloody sock for game 6?

Faliberti

53 points

6 days ago

Faliberti

53 points

6 days ago

brogdan bloody sleeve game

ktgop

219 points

6 days ago

ktgop

Celtics

219 points

6 days ago

the celtics really had to go down 0-3 to play like they give a fuck

BlazeBloom

491 points

6 days ago

BlazeBloom

[POR] Eric Maynor

491 points

6 days ago

Celtics can complete the Reverse Sweep as long as they don't play any close games.

comfypillow

251 points

6 days ago

comfypillow

Celtics

251 points

6 days ago

Also they can do it if they win them

JimboLodisC

42 points

6 days ago

JimboLodisC

Celtics

42 points

6 days ago

I was sweatin' up by 20 cuz I knew they could whip out a 15-0 run

m4n715

279 points

6 days ago

m4n715

Bulls

279 points

6 days ago

At least it's a TNT series getting extended. If I had to listen to Mark Jackson through game 6 I'd be pissed.

mtaylor808

1.5k points

6 days ago

mtaylor808

NBA

1.5k points

6 days ago

It is very difficult to resist the masculine urge to say Celtics in 7

a_crappy_lite

388 points

6 days ago

a_crappy_lite

Celtics

388 points

6 days ago

Just give in

comfypillow

115 points

6 days ago

comfypillow

Celtics

115 points

6 days ago

SAY THE THING

beamingleanin

1.4k points

6 days ago

beamingleanin

Heat

1.4k points

6 days ago

if we choke a 3-0 lead im becoming a warriors fan

JohnnyWinss

784 points

6 days ago

JohnnyWinss

Spurs

784 points

6 days ago

That's too easy. Start rooting for the Wizards

jts921

268 points

6 days ago

jts921

Celtics

268 points

6 days ago

Fuck that, root for Orlando

igonnawrecku_VGC

198 points

6 days ago

igonnawrecku_VGC

Celtics

198 points

6 days ago

At least Orlando has a future. The Wizards are a dumpster fire that’s been burning since 2017

byteturtle

53 points

6 days ago

byteturtle

Suns

53 points

6 days ago

May interest you in a team that is even worse at choking and everyone hates instead?

igonnawrecku_VGC

84 points

6 days ago

igonnawrecku_VGC

Celtics

84 points

6 days ago

I’d rather not be a Grizzlies fan, but thanks for the offer

KingSwagamemnon

61 points

6 days ago

KingSwagamemnon

[MEM] Santi Aldama

61 points

6 days ago

"Whyd he say fuck me for?"

windando5736

24 points

6 days ago

windando5736

Wizards

24 points

6 days ago

At least Orlando has a future. The Wizards are a dumpster fire that’s been burning since 2017

If by 2017, you mean 1979 (which was both the last time we won at least 50 games in a season and the last time we made it past the 2nd round of the playoffs - we've done neither since), then bet. 44 straight years of terrible-to-mid basketball since then.

2017-present have actually been pretty "good" years by Wizards' standards. 2 playoff appearances (as 8th seeds, lost in 1st round both times). 1 40+ win season, and only 1 season below 30 wins. Compare that to the Wizards from a decade ago:

2008-2013: 0 playoff appearances. 0 seasons above 30 wins. Only 3 seasons above 20 wins. Finished 15th, 14th, 13th, 14th, and 12th in the conference.

And then you have an entire decade and a half that was awful before that:

1988-2004: 1 playoff appearance (8th seed, swept in 1st round). 2 seasons above 40 wins. 9 seasons with 30 wins or less. 7 seasons with 25 wins or less. 2 seasons with less than 20 wins. Finished as a double-digit seed in 13/16 seasons, the 3 exceptions being the 2 years with above 40 wins (9th and 8th seed) and one more year as a 9th seed.

No other NBA team comes lose to our consistency in mediocrity over the past nearly-half-century. Ownership refuses to rebuild, yet also refuses to try to bring in good players via FA or trades. They're just content with reaching the playoffs as a 7 or 8 seed once or twice a decade and get knocked out in the 1st round 90% of the time and the 2nd round the other 10%.

If you want to become numb to pain and never feel let down again because you will never have even the slightest expectations of success, there is no better way than by becoming a Wizards fan.

neongem

356 points

6 days ago

neongem

Supersonics

356 points

6 days ago

Regardless of who wins, I'm just glad the Celtics have decided to make this a series. Two sweeps with over a week in between Finals starting would've been boring asf.

Zzyzx8

163 points

6 days ago

Zzyzx8

Timberwolves

163 points

6 days ago

We were all clowning on Marcus Smart but he might have been cooking

jrlandry

783 points

6 days ago

jrlandry

Celtics

783 points

6 days ago

This was an absolute masterclass by Tatum that the stat sheet won’t show

maize_and_beard

377 points

6 days ago

Incredible on defense and he ran the entire game on offense tonight. Not his best shooting night, but an incredible all around performance.

truth_2_point_0

105 points

6 days ago

truth_2_point_0

Celtics

105 points

6 days ago

We can only hope he's saving a signature Game 6 Jay 40 piece. How deep is the fuel tank man, this series is Tatum's story to write at this point. If he fizzles out so be it, but imagine if he can rise to it. Charge up that spirit bomb lads. Because Jimmy's gonna be looking to do the exact same thing and take over in game 6. He's mostly been chillin but he's well capable of summoning a 40 piece of his own esp at home.

jetpack_operation

26 points

6 days ago

jetpack_operation

Celtics

26 points

6 days ago

As long as we don't let Jimmy just switch on to our weakest defender all game, I'll be happy with our effort against him.

igonnawrecku_VGC

50 points

6 days ago

igonnawrecku_VGC

Celtics

50 points

6 days ago

He shot great from 2, just couldn’t hit a 3. Points were low because he didn’t take as many shots as he normally does

NOPNOFNOG12

82 points

6 days ago

He set the tone with that monster first quarter, came out breathing fire.

SweetSmplAlchemy

1.1k points

6 days ago

SweetSmplAlchemy

Celtics

1.1k points

6 days ago

Mouthpiece Curry. Untucked Kyrie. Headband Lebron.

Elimination Game Celtics.

VisitTheWind

751 points

6 days ago

VisitTheWind

Celtics

751 points

6 days ago

Below .500 Hawks

champloo_express

306 points

6 days ago

Below .500 Hawks is an all time great team, better than the 96 Bulls and KD Warriors. Change my mind.

John_Nada1984

91 points

6 days ago

Too bad the .500 Hawks are one of the worst teams of all time.

MVPRondo

62 points

6 days ago

MVPRondo

Celtics

62 points

6 days ago

Second to the one game over .500 Hawks, who infact have never won a game.

OrdinaryFortune8690

149 points

6 days ago

OrdinaryFortune8690

Thunder

149 points

6 days ago

The nuggets are loving this…an absolute slug fest in the ECF

theprodigy64

105 points

6 days ago

theprodigy64

Rockets

105 points

6 days ago

I dunno if I'm the Nuggets I don't think I want to see the Celtics in the Finals, short rest or not that would be a team with a ton of momentum coming off a historic comeback (also home court).

(ideal scenario would be Heat in 7 for them lmao)

LouieM13

599 points

6 days ago

LouieM13

[NYK] Jeremy Lin

599 points

6 days ago

“Don’t let us get one.”

-Marcus Smart

ThanosIsDoomfist

237 points

6 days ago

ThanosIsDoomfist

Celtics

237 points

6 days ago

"Dont let us get one"

-Me after having one jack in the box taco, eyeing the other 5 in the bag

kob424

101 points

6 days ago

kob424

101 points

6 days ago

“Don’t let us get one.”

-Kevin Millar
-Marcus Smart

joebos617

399 points

6 days ago

joebos617

[BOS] Paul Pierce

399 points

6 days ago

yankees fans are having ptsd

HokageEzio

249 points

6 days ago

HokageEzio

Knicks

249 points

6 days ago

2004 isn't a real year.

StridingNephew

129 points

6 days ago

StridingNephew

Clippers

129 points

6 days ago

"Sam Hauser with a dagger three, and the Celtics climb back to 3-2 against the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals" is not a sentence I expected to see this season

FredDupe

569 points

6 days ago

FredDupe

[BOS] Jaylen Brown

569 points

6 days ago

This sub better hope we lose in game 6. Or else we will be insufferable

ktgop

389 points

6 days ago

ktgop

Celtics

389 points

6 days ago

if we win this series i will never stop talking about it

MiaCannons

391 points

6 days ago

MiaCannons

Heat

391 points

6 days ago

Thank you Highsmith, Caleb, and Duncan for actually showing up tonight.

Highsmith is definitely going to be in the rotation next game even if Vincent can play. He was an absolute dog on defense. Didn't bite on any pump fakes and stayed glued to his man.

Disgusted with what I saw from Jimmy, Bam, and Lowry. All of them were way too indecisive with what they wanted to do which lead to a ton of turnovers. Bam was probably the worst of them because most of his were due to having butterfingers instead of bad passes.

Spoiler: Dribbling half the shot clock away then passing the ball once for an iso isn't good offense. Neither is driving in the paint, instantly stopping, then pivoting a bunch to either put up a contested shot or trying to force a pass.

EarthWarping

86 points

6 days ago

EarthWarping

NBA

86 points

6 days ago

No Gabe and I think the series is over. Kyle isn't that guy anymore.

Solid-Confidence-966

307 points

6 days ago

Solid-Confidence-966

Wizards

307 points

6 days ago

Another elimination game master class for Tatum

bcallahan2

60 points

6 days ago

Glad to see people actually watched their televisions tonight

arob770

114 points

6 days ago

arob770

Celtics

114 points

6 days ago

4 Days in May

hellflower666

237 points

6 days ago

You'd think with all the Celtic lowlights and Heat highlights posted, the Heat were up by 20 in the 4th

gfatcho

96 points

6 days ago

gfatcho

96 points

6 days ago

Fr what was up with that? We’re jerking off highsmith while not even showcasing the lockdown defense from insert celtics player here??

BPeachyJr

62 points

6 days ago

BPeachyJr

Celtics

62 points

6 days ago

It was all one guy lol

DiseaseRidden

200 points

6 days ago

DiseaseRidden

[BOS] Marcus Smart

200 points

6 days ago

Miami put Mazzulla into a chokehold. Their fucking mistake.

JohnnyWinss

167 points

6 days ago

JohnnyWinss

Spurs

167 points

6 days ago

He's coaching with a boner. He's truly unstoppable now

Janice_Ant

179 points

6 days ago

Janice_Ant

Bucks

179 points

6 days ago

Okay this is the PHI series all over again with the 3-2. Cmon Celtics lemme see a historic moment.

lazy-waffle

46 points

6 days ago

lazy-waffle

Nuggets Bandwagon

46 points

6 days ago

Why don’t the Celtics just steal more often 🤔

Viscously-Organic

208 points

6 days ago

Viscously-Organic

Raptors

208 points

6 days ago

Oh god oh fuck they’re gonna do it aren’t they

HornyHindu

405 points

6 days ago

HornyHindu

[BOS] Tom Heinsohn

405 points

6 days ago

TOP O' THE MORNING, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!

p.s. the ROAMING BUFFALO brought the HEAT tonight!

a_crappy_lite

86 points

6 days ago

a_crappy_lite

Celtics

86 points

6 days ago

GIVE

HornyHindu

66 points

6 days ago

HornyHindu

[BOS] Tom Heinsohn

66 points

6 days ago

ME

shortpersonohara

59 points

6 days ago

THE

bigvahe33

70 points

6 days ago

bigvahe33

Kings Bandwagon

70 points

6 days ago

GOLD

Uncircled_swag2

223 points

6 days ago

Uncircled_swag2

[CHI] Zach LaVine

223 points

6 days ago

They rewrote the script because some of you guys were getting wild saying Butler was better than Tatum all time

KyleShanadad

36 points

6 days ago

KyleShanadad

Heat

36 points

6 days ago

I will move to the middle of nowhere, build a hut, live off the land, and never interact with society again if we are the first team to blow a 3-0 lead

Mynamedoesntfuckingf

155 points

6 days ago

Mynamedoesntfuckingf

Celtics

155 points

6 days ago

Ah yes, a series turnaround thanks to the help of

checks notes

Grant Williams

Dreamlifehunting

72 points

6 days ago

Dreamlifehunting

Nuggets Bandwagon

72 points

6 days ago

The buffalo was roaming.

Elimination game Tatum.

Is this happening?

Tominio7

89 points

6 days ago

Tominio7

89 points

6 days ago

Gonna be embarrassing if ESPN predictions prove to be accurate after all

Shwaziland

79 points

6 days ago

Shwaziland

Celtics

79 points

6 days ago

Horrible night to be a hater. Cs in 7

instant_ostrich

84 points

6 days ago

instant_ostrich

Celtics

84 points

6 days ago

Plenty of teams have come back from 3-2....

AmbitionExtension184

98 points

6 days ago

AmbitionExtension184

Celtics

98 points

6 days ago

MIA stops shooting the best 3P% in conference finals history and 2 straight blowouts.

TastyRainbows

29 points

6 days ago

TastyRainbows

Nets

29 points

6 days ago

"don't let us get one"

No_Song_5840

28 points

6 days ago

No_Song_5840

Nuggets

28 points

6 days ago

All I asked for was a bloodbath in the East and that's what we're getting.