The Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat was a stressful streak that affected both sides. Each team suffered multiple injuries in a physical battle through three matches. The Heat took a 2-1 lead after defeating Game 3 in Boston to regain the advantage on their home ground. The Celtics will be looking to bounce back and up things Monday night in Game 4 of the TD Garden. Boston dominates the first half 57-33 as their defense crowds Miami, making only 28.2 percent of the shot from the field.
The Miami side were knocked out on Saturday, thanks to powerful shots and a dominant effort from Pam Adebayo, who was quiet in the first two games. Jimmy Butler lost the entire second half to a sore knee, but found a way to hang on to the 109-103 win. The Celtics only closed the gap by one point on stage four, but they couldn’t take the lead in a game where they traced wire to wire. Jilin Brown topped all scorers with 40 points. Meanwhile, Jason Tatum struggled hard off the field, scoring just 10 points in a 3-of-14 shot. Celtics’ third Robert Williams will come back from a sore knee, but Marcus Smart will be sitting with a sprained ankle.. and the Heat will miss out on sixth man of the year Tyler Hero , who was discharged due to a thigh injury..
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