The 5 most lopsided playoff games of the Heat-Celtics rivalry

Will the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics add to this list this postseason?
Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven
Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages
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3. 2022 Eastern Conference Finals Game 2

Gabe Vincent, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford
Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Two / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Miami Heat took Game 1 against the Boston Celtics with a Jimmy Butler virtuoso performance and kept them undefeated at home in the 2022 NBA Playoffs. It wasn't until Game 2 that Marcus Smart and Al Horford returned to the lineup and ended Miami's home winning streak with a decisive 127-102 victory.

The Heat had no answers for the Celtics on both ends of the court and trailed 70-45 at the half. Outside of Jimmy Butler, who made 11 shots, the second-most field goals made on the team were Tyler Herro and Gabe Vincent, with five. Unlike last season, when it seemed as if the Heat could not miss from three in the playoffs, Miami's floor spacing during the 2022 playoffs was an issue in key moments, and Game 2 highlighted that problem.

This unfortunate pattern of losing at home would continue in the series, as the Heat ended up losing Game 5 by double digits and Game 7 in heartbreaking fashion. A good amount of Heat Nation felt that was the Heat's best year to win a championship.