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Heat set franchise playoff record with 23 3-pointers in Game 2 win.

BOSTON — After outscoring the Heat by 42 points from the 3-point line in a 20-point NBA playoff series-opening win, Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla knew Miami would adjust for Game 2.

The Heat did, taking a page from how Boston demoralized opponents from beyond the arc throughout the regular season.

Tyler Herro had 24 points and 14 assists, hitting six of Miami’s franchise playoff-record 23 3-pointers, to lead the Heat to a 111-101 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and new Celtics nemesis Caleb Martin also had 21 points for the Heat, who shot 53.5% (23-for-43) from beyond the arc to bounce back after a Game 1 blowout. That broke Miami’s playoff record of 20 3-pointers, set against the Bucks in the 2021 first round.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. connected on Miami’s 21st 3 of the game with 5:37 left in the fourth quarter of its Game 2 playoff matchup at Boston on Wednesday night.

It breaks Miami’s previous mark of 20, set May 22, 2021, at Milwaukee.

Jaylen Brown scored 33 points for top-seeded Boston. Jayson Tatum scored 28, showing no ill-effects of Martin’s hard foul that sent him crashing to the floor with under a minute to play in Boston’s 114-94 victory on Sunday.

The series moves to Miami for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Monday.

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