Boston Celtics and Miami Heat square off in the Game-04 of the Eastern Conference Finals series in American Basketball League Postseason 2019-20.
Boston Celtics and Miami Heat take on each other in Game-04 after a competitive series so far. After losing the first two games, Boston required a comeback victory in the third game and they outplayed Miami 106-117 to draw first blood in the series. After the first quarter, Celtics led by 9 points and at the half-game, they led by 13 points. Going into the final quarter, Boston had 17 points advantage. Miami tried to recover the points but they lost the game, despite taking the quarter 28-32. Jayson Tatum led Celtics with a double-double, scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points plus 7 rebounds. Kemba Walker also contributed 21 points and Marcus Smart added 20 points. For Miami, Bam Adebayo contributed 27 points plus 16 rebounds while Tyler Herro scored 22 points from 36 minutes.
Boston Celtics shot 48.2 from the floor, including 9 out of 26 from the 3-points range while Miami shot 38.8 from the floor, including 12 out of 44 beyond the arc. Celtics led the offensive rebounds 50-42. In offensive leaders, Miami stands fifth in the league with scoring 111.5 points per contest. Boston Celtics stand first in scoring defense as they allow an average of 102.1 points per contest. Meanwhile, Miami Heat comes third in scoring defense as they allow 105.4 points per night. Miami has the second-best point difference in the postseason with +6 and they are the favourites to make it 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Kemba Walker (PG), Marcus Smart (PG/SG), Jaylen Brown (SG/SF), Jayson Tatum (SF/PF), Daniel Theis (PF/C)
Goran Dragic (PG), Jimmy Butler (SG/SF), Duncan Robinson (SG/SF), Jae Crowder (PF), Bam Adebayo (C)
Jayson Tatum (PF): 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists
Kemba Walker (PG): 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists
Jaylen Brown (SG): 21.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists
Goran Dragic (PG): 21.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists
Jimmy Butler (SG/SF): 20.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists
Bam Adebayo (C): 17.7 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists