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Jimmy Butler scored 41 points (17 alone in the third) and the Miami Heat beat the Marcus Smart and Al Horford-less Boston Celtics 118-107 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and Jaylen Brown added 24 for Boston. Game 2 is on Thursday.

After a frustrating loss to the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics star forward Jaylen Brown talked about the 3rd quarter (Miami started the second half with a 22-2 run): “It seemed like everything was going their way and we were just standing around watching.”