Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic was deadly with his clutch jumpers against the Celtics as The Dragon landed at the top of last night’s best individual performances.
Goran Dragic had a clutch performance to give the Heat a commanding 2-0 lead. (Photo courtesy of Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)
Goran Dragic, Miami Heat
The 11-year veteran is currently the Heat’s leading scorer this playoffs, producing 22.2 points per game. In last night’s win, the 2018 All-Star toppled 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists in an efficient 52.6% field goal shooting, along with a couple of clutch baskets to give Miami a commanding 2-0 lead against the Boston Celtics. The Slovenian star is looking to book his first career Finals appearance.
Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
Adebayo continues to establish himself as one of the stars of this Heat squad. After a spectacular game-sealing block against Jayson Tatum in Game 1, the 2020 All-Star followed it up with a solid double-double performance. The 22-year old center amassed 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block to solidify the Heat’s chances to return to the Finals.
Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat
Robinson had one of his best shooting displays in this year’s playoffs. The undrafted shooting guard out of Michigan converted 6 of his 12 attempts from three-point territory and finished the game with 18 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and a block. Miami will demand for more consistency from the lethal shooter as the squad is now two wins away from the Finals.
Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
The five-time All-Star may have had a quiet offensive game last night, but his presence really hurt the Celtics on the defensive end. The 2015 Most Improved Player recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals as the Heat came back from a 17-point deficit to notch the win. Butler’s two key steals in the crunch time helped the Heat complete the come-from-behind win.
Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics
After struggling in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Kemba started to find his rhythm in Game 2 as he tallied 23 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. This is the four-time All-Star’s first trip to the Conference Finals as he did not find a lot of success during his stint with the Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics had to adjust and learn how to close out games as they blew double-digit leads in both games en route to a 0-2 series deficit.