After a historically loose performance in Game 3, Boston grabbed a commanding victory over Miami in Game 4.
Classic good news, bad news situation in the most pivotal game of the season.
The Celtics look to even the series as they host the Heat for Game #4 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Both make up for a lack of height with incredible heart.
The Celtics weren’t their usual selves defending in the half court.
Boston coughed it up 24 times as Miami took a 2-1 series lead
The Celtics turned the ball over an unfathomable 24 times.
Boston did literally everything wrong in the first half and ran out of time to dig out of the hole.
Smart went down hard and rolled his ankle after leaping for a rebound early in the third quarter. Nevertheless, he subbed back in moments later.
Despite questions about the severity of his mid-foot sprain, Marcus Smart delivered a historic performance in Game 2.
Marcus Smart and Al Horford returned and helped even up the series at 1-1 heading back to Boston
The Celtics have been the comeback kings all year long.
Marcus Smart scored 17 points in 17 minutes to maintain a 20-point lead in the second half that the Celtics built in the second quarter. The lead reached as large as 34 points in the fourth, as Boston tied the series 1-1.
Taco Jay has been en fuego.
The series is still up for grabs, but this is a big one.
The availability merry-go-round continues.
Boston has an embarrassment of riches in terms of individual defenders, but having two of them sidelined is a serious issue.
The Celtics’ supposed prize acquisition at this season’s trade deadline looked great out of the gate on Tuesday before fizzling along with his team. That can’t be the norm.