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Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown each had 24 and the Boston Celtics dominated the first half to roll past the Jimmy Butler-led Miami Heat 127-102 on Thursday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece. Game 3 is set for Saturday in Boston.

After a dominant victory over the Miami Heat in Game 2, the Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka talked about forward Al Horford and guard Marcus Smart returning to the court: “It was great to have the vets back and their calming presence … it helped to have those two back for sure.”