Celtics beat Heat 102-82 to tie series in East finals, 2-2
Tatum scores 31 points to lead Boston Celtics to victory at TD Garden
Boston Celtics won against Miami Heat 102-82 to equalize the Eastern Conference finals 2-2 on Monday.
The Celtics led 57-33 at the end of the first half but the third quarter ended with a 19-19 tie at the TD Garden.
Jayson Tatum led Boston in scoring with 31 points. Payton Pritchard came off the bench to add 14 points.
"Obviously, we knew how important this game was. Everybody just had to come up with a different sense of urgency," Tatum said after the game.
Derrick White scored 13 points while Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams III played with 12 points.
Al Horford finished with 12 rebounds.
Miami's starting lineup combined for just 18 points, which is the fewest points by a starting five in the playoff match since the 1970-71 season.
Jimmy Butler (6 points), Kyle Lowry (3 points), P.J. Tucker (no points), Max Strus (no points), and Bam Adebayo (9 points) were a combined 7 of 36 shooting.
Victor Oladipo was the highest scorer of his team with 23 points.
Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin were Miami's other double-digit scorers with 14 points and 12 points, respectively.
Miami were without Tyler Herro, who was diagnosed with a groin injury late in Game 3.
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