Herro, turnovers put Celtics in 3-1 hole: Jayson Tatum scored 28 points in the final 18 minutes of Game 4 but it was too little too late in a sluggish effort for the All-Star (six turnovers) and the Celtics. Tyler Herro erupted off the bench with a game-high 37 points to lead four different Heat players with 20+ points as Miami held off a late Celtics push in the closing seconds for a 112-109 win.
The Celtics scored 65 points in the second half as they fought back from a 12-point deficit behind Tatum’s hot shooting but it was not enough to overcome Herro’s shooting from all over the floor as he got the best of Kemba Walker and Boston's defense all night. Boston’s small-ball five lineup failed to get stops down the stretch (21 points allowed in final six-plus minutes) and the C’s were far too careless with the ball (19 turnovers) throughout Game 4 early and late as Boston played their worst game of the series on both ends of the floor.
The win gives the Heat a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 coming up on Friday night.
Celtics no-show first half: The Celtics only trailed by six points at intermission but it probably