Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 121, Heat 108 — Second-half rally forces Game 6

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics' 121-108 win over the Heat with BSJ insight and analysis: 

Box Score

Celtics force Game 6 behind dominant second half: Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half, helping the Celtics fight back from a 12-point first half deficit with a dominant final 24 minutes to win 121-108 and force a Game 6 on Sunday night. Jaylen Brown added 28 points and eight rebounds while Daniel Theis posted his first double-double of the series (15 points, 13 rebounds) in what was easily his best game of the postseason.

The Celtics outscored the Heat 70-50 in the second half, using a 20-3 run to start the third quarter to jumpstart the turnaround, setting the tone for a terrific performance that was sustained all half by Boston. Six different players scored in double figures for the C’s, while Miami struggled with its 3-point shot all night long, going 7-of-36 from beyond the arc which led to a quiet second half offensively for the Heat beyond Goran Dragic (team-high 23 points).