The Boston Celtics Beat Miami Heat, Avoid Elimination in Game 4
The Boston Celtics scored a pivotal win in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, beating the Miami Heat 116-99 on Tuesday night. The game was a must-win situation for the Celtics, who faced elimination with a defeat.
Led by Jayson Tatum, who scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, the Celtics dominated the game from start to finish. Derrick White and Jaylen Brown each added 16 points, while Grant Williams, Al Horford, and Marcus Smart also contributed with double-digit scoring efforts.
The Heat’s Jimmy Butler, who had been the star of the series so far, scored 29 points in Game 4. Gabe Vincent added 17 points, while Caleb Martin had 16 and Bam Adebayo added 10. However, their efforts were not enough to secure a win for the Heat.
The win was crucial for the Celtics, as no team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series. With the series now at 3-1 in favor of Miami, the Celtics have a chance to force a Game 6 if they win Game 5, which will be played in Boston on Thursday.
The statistics from Game 4 showed the disparity between the two teams’ shooting, with the Celtics making 19 out of 45 three-pointers compared to the Heat’s 8 for 32. The Celtics also outscored the Heat in the paint and had a better field goal percentage overall.
The Celtics and Heat have played each other fiercely in the playoffs, with both teams showcasing their strengths and weaknesses. The winner of the Eastern Conference finals will move on to face either the Los Angeles Lakers or the Denver Nuggets in the NBA finals.
The stage is set for a thrilling Game 5 in Boston on Thursday, as the Celtics look to keep their season alive and the Heat aim to end the series and move on to the NBA finals.