The Celtics came out on fire in game four, only to see their big first half lead disappear and the game went to overtime. It was ugly, but it counted, as the Celts outscored the Heat 4-2 in the extra time to take the win.
Boston 93 – Miami 91 (OT)
The Celtics came out with blistering intensity in the first half and threatened to blow the Heat clean out of town. Boston was by as many as 18 in the first half and led by 14 going into the break. The second half was the complete opposite, as Miami held Boston to only 28 points to force the game to OT knotted at 89.
LeBron James hit a three to force the extra time, and then fouled out with just under two minutes left in OT. Boston only scored four points in the extra frame, but that’s all they needed as Miami could only manage two points in OT. Dwyane Wade got the ball and pumped fake his way to open look at a three to win it, but his attempt came up a few inches short, allowing Boston to escape and tie the series at two games each heading back to Miami.
Game 5, with Chris Bosh expected back in the lineup, is tomorrow night.