Inside story: A raw and real halftime has Heat up 2-0 on fuming Celtics in NBA East finals
Inside story: A raw and real halftime has Heat up 2-0 on fuming Celtics in NBA East finals

The thermostat of the NBA playoffs comes with ample amounts of steam, perhaps even more when a four-month delay pushes the postseason into the dead of summer.That often can make the timing of the venting as critical as anything that transpires in the decisive closing minutes.For the Boston Celtics, the airing of grievances came too late, after they lost, 106-101, Thursday night, now left to simmer until Saturday’s 8:30 p.m. Game 3 of these best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.For the Miami Heat, the temperature check came at halftime of Thursday’s game, allowing them to turn a 17-point defi…

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