Boston Celtics stay alive, force Game 5
MIAMI (SNN-TV) - Down 3-0 in the series, on elimination's doorstep, the Boston Celtics were the embodiment of "win or go home" last night in Miami for Game 4 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.
Jayson Tatum had 33 points and 11 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 17 points and the Celtics staved off elimination in the Eastern Conference finals by running away in the second half to beat the Miami Heat 116-99 in Game 4 last night.
A 30-point edge for the Celtics on 3-pointers, and an 18-0 run in A three-minute, third-quarter spurt changed the game and might end up changing the series. Jimmy Butler scored 29 for Miami, which was outscored 48-22 in a 14-minute stretch that turned the game completely around.
No team in NBA history has ever successfully rallied from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series; 150 have tried, 150 have failed. But there is hope for the Celtics, who still trail the series 3-1 — but have sent it back to Boston for a Game 5 tomorrow night.