The play-off excitement continues in the NBA.
Boston Celticsin Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals played at Kaseya Center Miami Heat116-99, bringing the series to 3-1.
Although Joe Mazzulla’s team took the lead in the first episode, they finished six points behind the Heat at halftime. Then the Celtics took a major step towards saving the season, thanks to a dominant third quarter where they led Miami 38-23.
Boston, who did not take his foot off the gas in the fourth quarter, caught a 12-0 series in the middle of the period and guaranteed the extension of the series to the fifth game.
“DOUBLE-DOUBLE” BY JAYSON TATUM
Jayson Tatum was Boston’s top scorer with 33 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal. Jaylen Brown had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Derrick White had 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks while Grant Williams recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Al Horford finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block, while Marcus Smart finished with 11 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
On the Heat side, Jimmy Butler was the team’s most influential player with 29 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Gabe Vincent recorded 17 points, 4 assists and 1 rebound, Caleb Martin had 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block, Bam Adebayo had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal.
The 5th game of the series will be played on Friday at 03:30 at TD Garden.