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Miami evens the series with Boston, Oklahoma takes 2-0 lead over New Orleans

Wednesday night offered us 2 NBA match-ups between the 1st and 8th seeded teams in the Eastern and Western conference. Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 111:101 at TD Garden, tying the 1st round series at 1-1 and snapping their home court advantage. The Heat’s main weapon in the 2nd meeting was their precise shooting from long range, concluding the game with 23 made 3s from 43 attempts or 53.5% success rate. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro ended the meeting with double-doubles for Miami, with the center dropping 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while Herro finished with 24 points and 14 assists. For the Celtics, Jaylen Brown was the top scorer with 33 points, but beside him and Tatum (28 pts) none of the Boston roster managed to reach 15 points.

On West, OKC blew out the Pelicans 124:92 to go 2-0 up in the series. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder in points, ending with 33 to his name and another 2 Oklahoma players concluded the game with more than 20. Chet Holmgren and Jalen Williams scored 26 and 21 respectively while none of the Pelicans reached the 20 point mark.