Third quarter in focus (again)
The Heat outscored the Celtics by 13 points in the third quarter of Game 2 and are now plus-24 in the third quarter for the series. What's more, the Heat are plus-60 overall in the third frame of their last five games, according to Stats and Info, but a mere plus-17 in the other frames.
A glance at Miami's third-quarter success (versus the rest of the frames) in that five-game span:
Game 2 vs Celtics -- +13 third quarter; -2 rest of game
Game 1 vs Celtics -- +11 third quarter; +3 rest of game
Game 6 vs Pacers -- +12 third quarter; even rest of game
Game 5 vs Pacers -- +10 third quarter; +22 rest of game
Game 4 vs Pacers -- +14 third quarter; -6 rest of game
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