The series of End of the Eastern Conference ‘restart. The Boston Celtics have corrected themselves, they have been able to close the game at the end without making many mistakes and turnovers to return after beating the Miami Heat in Game 3 117-106.
Forced was the reaction of the boys of Brad Stevens after letting go of the first two commitments and on Saturday with the return of Gordon Hayward and showing more concentration in the second half, they managed to control the Heat.
One of the keys to the game was to attack the painting and hack into the Miami area. In Game 3, the Celtics scored 60 points in the paint, to equalize the maximum in a playoff match in the last 20 post-season, according to data from ESPN statistics and information.
For this, the foray of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward was fundamental, because on his return to activity he played 31 minutes in which he served 4 assists, had 5 tables and 6 units.
It is based on players like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who have become the second pair of teammates (Celtics) to each have 25 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists in one game in the past 30 post-season. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo did it in Game 2 of the Finals of the Eastern Conference 2010.
GIVEN: It was Jayson Tatum’s fourth playoff game with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. In doing so, he equaled LeBron James for the most post-season games at that record before his 23rd birthday in NBA history.
From the tip, the Celtics led to the track and although after race 2 there was talk of discussions in the locker room, it was shown that it was part of the unease over that defeat and that the team remains focused and united in the goal of arriving. at the finals.
In Game 3 the Celtics finished with 4 players with more than 20 points in a playoff match for the second time in 25 years. They did it in 2018 against the Milwaukee Bucks, with Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and Al Horford leading the way.
Match 4 of this series will take place on Wednesday.