Heat sets franchise record with 23 triples in playoffs

BOSTON.- He Heat beat Boston with an unprecedented wave of three-pointers. And the home-field advantage the Celtics built all season is gone for now.

Tyler Herro added 24 points and 14 assists, contributing six of the 23 triples with which Miami set a franchise playoff record, and the Heat defeated Boston 111-101 on Wednesday to even their first-round postseason series at 1-1.

“It was a very good response,†Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And we also hit some shots. Everything always looks better when you make shots.â€

Bam Adebayo accumulated 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Caleb Martin, the Celtics' new nemesis, also contributed 21 points for the Heat, who made 53.5% of their long-distance shots (23 of 43) to rebound after the beating suffered in the first match.

The number of three-pointers broke the record of 20 that Miami had set against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the 2021 postseason.

“They obviously made a conscious effort to show free rein and shoot more,†Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said.

So they pulled and pulled.

Miami responds to adversity:

In its third consecutive game without Jimmy Butler, who was injured in the first game of the mini-playoff tournament, Miami hit more than 50% of its three-pointers in each of the first three periods. In the fourth he was still productive, making four of 10.

Jaylen Brown scored 33 points for Boston, the first seed in the Eastern Conference. Jayson Tatum added 28, showing no effects or resentment as a result of the violent foul that hit him on the floor with one minute left in Sunday's game, a 114-94 Boston victory.

The series now moves to Miami, for games three and four, on Saturday and Monday.