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"Y'ALL ON THAT BULLS*IT" Smart blew up the Celtics locker room after Game 2


For the second straight game, the Boston Celtics blew a double-digit second-half lead, as the Miami Heat took a commanding 2-0 lead in the ECF. The C's piled-up frustration culminated in the locker-room tantrum, with Marcus Smart being the loudest among the voices.

Things got heated, and fairly so. For the second time in the series, the Celtics blew a double-digit lead (14 points in Game 1, and 15 in Game 2), once again failing to close what was a very winnable contest.

“I mean, we're 0-2. I mean, we're frustrated, but this is team sports. We're not supposed to be happy we're down 0-2, but nothing out of the ordinary, just talking about the game. It's cool. Got to get ready for the next one.”

Jason Tatum, ESPN

The game pattern was the same as in the series opener; Boston was the team in front for most of the 48 minutes, and it took one big Miami run to come out on top. And despite going on a 15-2 run in the fourth, and taking a five point lead with 4:25 left on the clock, the Celtics failed to survive their disastrous third quarter when they were outscored 37-17. Miami closed the game with a 17-7 run, beating Boston 106-101.



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