Boston Handles Business in Miami to Take a 3-1 Lead

The Boston Celtics took care of business in Game 4, winning 102-88 to take a commanding 3-1 lead. 

Boston made sure to take advantage of the undermanned Heat on the road, winning both games without much stress. 

The Cs have won seven consecutive games in Miami, dating back to last year's Eastern Conference Finals.
Derrick White.

That's all that needs to be said about tonight's game. I mean, what an absolutely incredible performance from D-White in this game. 

Derrick concluded his evening with a playoff career-high 38 points on 15/26 shooting and 8/15 from behind the arc. Not only did he score almost 40 percent of the Celtics points, but he also had 3 blocks on the defensive end. 

This was just a heroic effort by the bald eagle, as he didn't allow Miami any chance in this game.

Jayson Tatum had a relatively quiet night by his standard but still ended up with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists. JT picked his spots well and didn't force anything, taking what the defense gave him all night.

Boston's defense was outstanding for the second straight outing, holding Miami under 90 points on 40% shooting, including a woeful 9/33 from long range. The intensity on the defensive end tightened up in the last two games and didn't allow the Heat to get in any sort of rhythm.
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but tomorrow is about as stressful an off day as I can remember being a Celtics fan.

Kristaps Porzingis will receive an MRI after leaving tonight's game early with right calf tightness. All the early signs suggest he avoided anything serious, but we won't know until after the MRI. 

Also, we have to hope JT's ankle doesn't swell up after he took an awkward fall on what was an unnecessary closeout by Bam Adebayo after the whistle. 

Anyways, back to the good stuff. 

Boston now has a chance to close it out Wednesday night at TD Garden. The Celtics will take their 3-1 lead into Game 5, looking to end Miami's season. Go get it done fellas. 

Game 5 will be Wednesday night at TD Garden. Go Celtics!