The Eastern Conference finals is now tied after the Boston Celtics dominates the Miami Heat in Game 4 to grab a 102-82 win Monday night. It was never really close, as Boston capitalized off Miami’s shooting struggles to carry a commanding 24-point lead into halftime and never looked back from there. Jayson Tatum led the way for the Celtics with 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but it was really a team effort as four of Boston’s five starters scored in double figures.
Victor Oladipo shouldered the scoring load for the Heat as he finished with 23 points. The Heat struggled all night long to get anything going on offense, and as a result they’ll now head back to Miami with the series tied at two games apiece. Game 5 will take place on Wednesday in Miami as both sides try to gain an advantage in a back-and-forth battle.
Erik Spoelstra on the nonsense (my word) of the Celtics having won 10 of the 12 quarters in this series the Heat lead 2-1, “At the end of the game, the clock turns to zero, did we win or did we lose? That’s what our focus is on.”
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 22, 2022
Biggest lead each game this series:
Game 1: Heat by 20
Game 2: Celtics by 34
Game 3: Heat by 26
Game 4: Celtics by 32 pic.twitter.com/QI04eiYj4I
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 24, 2022