Jimmy Butler scores 27, Miami beats Boston 111-105 to take 2-0 lead in East finals

So you say there is a chance.

The Miami Heat have a 2-0 series lead over the heavy favorite Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.

Jimmy Butler scored 27 points as the Heat erased a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, and Miami beat Boston 111-105 on Friday night.

Jimmy Butler scores 35, Miami Heat rally to beat Boston Celtics in East finals opener

Bam Adebayo had 22 points, 17 rebounds, and nine assists, and Caleb Martin came off the bench to score 25 points for eighth-seeded Miami.

“We don’t care; we never have, we never will, we know what we are capable of,” Butler said. “We are going to be in this thing in the end together, good, bad, indifferent. We are who we are, we are where we are and we continue to fight together.”

Heat are 17-0 all-time when leading 2-0 in a best-of-seven series.

Jayson Tatum had 34 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists for Boston. But the Celtics star went 0 for 3 with two turnovers in the fourth quarter.

Game three is Sunday in Miami.





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