Celtics Dominate Heat, Advance to East Conference Semifinals Getty

Celtics Dominate Heat, Advance to East Conference Semifinals



May 2nd, 2024

The Boston Celtics are back in the East Conference Semifinals! They secured their spot with a convincing 118-84 victory over the Miami Heat in a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday night. This win marks a sweet moment of redemption for the Celtics, who were ousted by the Heat in a heartbreaking Game 7 defeat last year.

Brown and White Lead the Charge

Jaylen Brown and Derrick White were unstoppable for Boston, each pouring in a game-high 25 points. Brown displayed his well-rounded skillset, adding six assists to his scoring outburst. White, known for his sharpshooting, caught fire from beyond the arc, draining five crucial three-pointers.

The Celtics' triumph wasn't solely reliant on Brown and White's stellar performances. Sam Hauser chipped in a valuable 17 points, while Jayson Tatum delivered a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Boston dominated throughout the game, never trailing and building a commanding 37-point lead at one point.

Revenge Served Cold 

This victory carries extra weight for the Celtics faithful. It serves as a satisfying bit of payback after the Heat's dominant Game 7 win in Boston last year. The Celtics clearly came into this series with a focused determination, shutting down the Heat's offense and capitalizing on their own scoring opportunities.


The Miami Heat, playing without key contributors, simply couldn't find their rhythm. Their usually reliable three-point shooting deserted them, connecting on just 3 of their 29 attempts from beyond the arc. This lack of firepower significantly hampered their offensive attack and ultimately contributed to their downfall.

What Next

With the Heat vanquished, the Celtics now await their next opponent in the East Semifinals. They'll face the winner of the tightly contested series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers currently hold a slim 3-2 lead, with a pivotal Game 6 scheduled for Friday night in Orlando.

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