For the fourth time in as many games in the Eastern Conference finals, one team blitzed the other, and one of the strangest best-of-seven series in recent NBA memory is somehow headed back to Miami tied, 2-2.
Boston reminded everyone not to make sweeping assumptions after one bad quarter in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series, dominating Miami for all four quarters of a 127-102 win in Game 2.
Boston Celtics guard Derrick White will miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat on Thursday for personal reasons, the team announced.
The third-seeded Golden State Warriors and fourth-seeded Dallas Mavericks meet in the Western Conference finals. They last met in the first round of the 2007 playoffs, when the "We Believe" Warriors upset the 67-win Mavericks in six games.
The top-seeded Miami Heat and second-seeded Boston Celtics meet in the Eastern Conference finals. It is a rematch of Miami's 4-2 victory against Boston in the same round inside the Orlando bubble two years ago.