The Boston Celtics ~, realized their season was over when they were down nine points early in the third quarter and trailing the series 3-0. After three minutes, everything had a new appearance. The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat 116-99 in Game 4 on Tuesday night, with Jayson Tatum leading the way with 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 17 points. Jaylen Brown chipped in with 17 points as the Celtics avoided elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.
Tatum stated, “We were just trying to rescue our season. They most definitely managed to accomplish it. The two key distinctions were the Celtics’ 30-point advantage in 3-pointers and their 18-0 run over a three-minute third-quarter stretch that they think will ultimately swing the series. Joe Mazzulla, the Celtics’ coach, stated, “We can’t unwind. “In the next game, we must maintain the same level of intensity, mindset, and focus.”
Grant Williams had 14, Al Horford had 12, Marcus Smart had 11, and Derrick White had 16 points for the Celtics, who still trail the series 3-1 but have decided to send it back to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday. Miami, which was outscored 48-22 in a 14-minute span that changed the game—and possibly the series—completely—scored 29 points from Jimmy Butler. If Boston can prolong this series one more game, it will also host Game 7. Tatum remarked, “We played with pace and purpose tonight. “We encountered stops. We were leaving while we changed. When you witness layups and free throws being made, jump shots become much simpler. For Miami, Gabe Vincent had 17 points, Caleb Martin had 16, and Bam Adebayo had ten. Boston made 18 for 45 3-pointers compared to the Heat’s 8 for 32.
150 teams have attempted to come back from a 3-0 hole in a best-of-seven series, but all 150 have failed. But the Celtics gave themselves cause for optimism. “We really don’t have a choice,” Mazzulla remarked. “It’s life or death. Must band together. Adebayo stated, “We always say the last one to get is the hardest one to get.” “I anticipated their desperation,”
Late in the third, Miami closed the gap to four points, but the Celtics responded with another quick run, this time 40 seconds and seven straight points. After winning the third quarter 38-23, with 21 of those points coming on 3-pointers, Boston led 88-79 heading into the fourth. For the remainder of the game, the Celtics held a lead.
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