Boston deletes potential sweep with strong Game 4 show vs Miami
Break the brooms out.
The Boston Celtics managed to survive and keep their season alive, taking Game 4 with a solid 116-99 victory against the Miami Heat in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals this Tuesday.
The C’s managed to overcome two different scenarios of being down by nine against the Heat, as they went on to have a furious second-half rally to evade an embarrassing sweep and take the series back to Beantown.
Leading with an 88-79 card heading to the fourth, the Celtics further ballooned their margin to gain as many as 17-point deficit to ace the match down the stretch.
Jayson Tatum responded emphatically with 34 points, draining 26 in the second-half to power Boston in forcing Game 5. He shot 14-of-22 from the field and grabbed 11 boards.
Both Jaylen Brown and Derrick White chipped in 16 points each, while Grant Williams was huge off the bench with 14 markers and four treys.
The Celtics shot consistently from three-point distance, draining 18 of their 40 attempts en route to a 40 percent efficiency. With the heckling that they received from the shocking abysmal performances they displayed in the first three games, the C’s now silenced the Heat and are looking to claw their way back in the Conference Finals race.
Jimmy Butler charged the Heat with 29 points and nine assists as the club failed to advance to the NBA Finals. Gabe Vincent contributed 17 markers, while Caleb Martin churned 16 off the bench.
The East Finals series resumes with pivotal Game 5 scheduled on Thursday back in TD Garden.
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