Celtics Crush Heat in Wire-to-Wire Game 4 Win (102-82) to Even Series (2-2)
We’re all even in the East! After alternating wins in Games 1-3, the Boston Celtics put the Miami Heat in a bind on Monday night with a 20-point blowout that was never in question. Boston jumped out to a double-digit lead (12-1) within five minutes and never looked back. The Celtics’ defensive clampdown held the Heat to just 33-percent shooting, and they out-rebounded Miami 60-39 in a glass-cleaning clinic. Jayson Tatum had a game-high 31 points to go along with eight boards and five assists, while none of the Miami starters scored in double figures. The Heat’s starting five combined for just 18 total points, and we’re heading back to Miami with the Eastern Conference Finals all-even at 2-2.
Fun Fact: The average margin of victory in the Eastern Conference Finals is 15 points despite the series being an even 2-2.
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