NBA, East final: Boston beats Miami in game 4 and stays alive
On the edge of the ravine, Boston reacts and stands. At the Kaseya Center You love me had the opportunity to close the accounts and reach Denver in the NBA Finals but the Celtics, down 3-0 in the series and -9 at the start of the third quarter, win game 4 116-99, feeding the flame of hope.
Jayson Tatum (33 points and 11 rebounds) e Jaylen Brown (17 points) are the driving forces of Boston, which sinks the Heat from the arc (18/45 against 8/32) and overturns the game with an 18-0 in three minutes in the third period (from 61-52 Miami to 61- 70). In addition to that partial, the Celtics make another 7-0 in the space of 40 seconds as the Heat go up to -4 towards the end of the third quarter: "We're just trying to save our season", the words of Tatum.
The series returns to Boston
In the quintet of coach Mazzulla 4 other players finish in double figures (White 16, Grant Williams 14, Al Horford 12 and Marcus Smart 11), for a victory that allows the Celtics to continue believing in the comeback: the series in fact returns to the TD Garden where Friday is scheduled game 5, then the eventual sixth match in Miami and it should go to the 'beautiful', the Celtics could count on the home court factor. In the Heat, the best is the usual Jimmy Butler, on the scoresheet with 29 points, 17 points for Vincent and 16 for Martin. Never in NBA history - 150 cases - has a team managed to come back from 0-3 but Miami doesn't want to rely too much on statistics: "Today they deserved to win, now we have to regroup and be ready for the new great opportunity we will have in Boston", plays the charge coach Spoelstra.
Music, beer and wine: Butler's recipe
Jimmy Butler he doesn't seem worried: "We know we have to put in a lot more energy, we have to go back to feeling like we have our backs against the wall. We gave our best all year when we did things our way" says the leader of the Heat, who was fined $25,000 after Game 3 for not making himself available to the press. "We have to keep doing the same things we do before and after games. We'll listen to some music, have a few beers, maybe some wine. You can't always focus on basketball, you have to take a break every now and then. You have to rely on to your habits.
We will smile, we will remain united as always, and we will go and get one on the road".