The Boston Celtics came from behind to win Game 4 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat 116-99 on Thursday. 메이저사이트 After trailing 50-56 after two quarters, the Celtics turned the tide with a 38-23 run in the third quarter. The Celtics, who were in danger of elimination after dropping Games 1-3 of the best-of-seven series, gained a valuable one-game lead on the road. Game 5 will be played at TD Garden, home of the Celtics, on Nov. 26.

The Celtics put on a performance worthy of the No. 2 seed in the East in Game 4. Six players scored in double figures, led by Jayson Tatum (34 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists). From three-point range, he hit 19 of 45 shots for a 42.2 percent clip. Six players made at least one 3-pointer, led by Tatum (five 3-pointers) and Grant Williams (14 points, four 3-pointers). They held an 8-2 advantage in blocked shots and were 10-15 from the floor. Both the offense and defense were more steady than the Heat.

The Heat suffered a setback as they tried to close out the series at Anbang Casilla Center. Leading scorer Jimmy Butler led the offense with 29 points (9 rebounds, 5 assists), but was held to 43% shooting. Center Bam Adebayo was also held to 10 points (5 rebounds) and looked tired, committing four turnovers.

The Heat continue their upset of the No. 8 seed in this year’s playoffs. They swept the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks in four games in the first round, and then swept the No. 5 seed New York Knicks in four games in the second round (Eastern Semifinals). They still hold a 3-1 advantage in the conference finals against the Celtics.

The only other time a No. 8 seed has reached the championship game in the NBA Playoffs was the 1999 New York Knicks. The Knicks finished as runners-up in the championship game, losing to the San Antonio Spurs (the No. 1 seed in the West) in four games.

In this year’s Western Conference playoffs, the Denver Nuggets are in the championship game after sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in four games.

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