The following comes courtesy of Bard, Google’s AI platform except where bold.
The Boston Celtics lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat 123-116 on Wednesday night. The Heat were led by Jimmy Butler, who had 35 points, 7 assists, and 6 steals. The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum, who had 30 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist. The Heat shot 50.5% from the field and 40.7% from three-point range, while the Celtics shot 44.1% from the field and 31.3% from three-point range. [ Editors note: Heat shot 54.1% from the field and 51.6% from deep while the Celtics managed 51.9% from the field and 34.5% from deep]
The Heat jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but the Celtics rallied to take a 53-52 lead at halftime. [Halftime score was 66-57 Celtics] The Heat took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Celtics 37-24 [It was much more of a drubbing 46-25 Heat] to take a 93-77 lead into the fourth quarter [103-91 Heat heading to the fourth]. The Celtics made a late run in the fourth quarter, but they could not overcome the deficit.
The Butler Did It!
The Heat were led by Butler, who was dominant in the second half. He scored 20 points in the third quarter and 15 points in the fourth quarter [Butler had 21 points in the third and 8 in the fourth]. He also had a big impact on defense, forcing several turnovers and getting into the passing lanes.
The Celtics were led by Tatum, who had a good game, but he didn’t get enough help from his teammates. Jaylen Brown had a quiet game, scoring just 9 points on 3-of-13 shooting. Marcus Smart had a good game, scoring 13 points and dishing out 11 assists, but he also had 6 turnovers. [Odd hate for Brown and Smart from AI. Brown finished with 22 points and Smart had only 2 turnovers]
The Heat will look to take a 2-0 series lead in Game 2 on Friday night in Boston. The Celtics will need to play better defense and get more scoring from their role players if they want to even the series.
I wonder if Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart are mean to their laptops and phones? Good reminder to always be nice – say please and thank you to Siri, Google, Alexa, etc.
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