Tyler Herro scored the most points for a rookie in the playoffs since Magic Johnson, dropping 37 points on a sluggish night for the rest of the Heat, enough to slip by a late comeback attempt for the Celtics from down 12, to a lead, then within three in the final seconds. The Heat took a 3-1 lead in a series that’s tied 471-471 in total points, with Celtics losing the first two games despite winning 75% of the minutes. A flurry of turnovers and a series that got away from Boston in the most important moments.
Jayson Tatum stood most baffling among the struggling Celtics, scoring 0 points in the first half and playing less than 40 minutes due to benched time in the second quarter. He exploded for 28 in the second half. He did continue his string of turnovers, leaving us wondering if he’s ready for this moment.
Bobby Manning, Jimmy Toscano, Josue Pavon and John Zannis discussed the impending end of the Celtics season on the Garden Report after Game 4.