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The Heat lose game 3 in a sad performance from Miami

Miami loses game 3

The Miami Heat lose game 3 to the Boston Celtics. Getting big leads has been relatively easy for Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.

Boston’s three-headed monsters probe to be too much

The series got a whole lot closer now being 2-1. Boston was led by Jaylen Brown who scored 26 points, Jayson Tatum 25, and the Celtics got right back into the East finals with a 117-106 victory over the Heat on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 21 to boost Boston to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Marcus Smart also marked 20 points for Boston, going 9 for 9 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. The Celtics defense came up big outscored Miami 60-36 inside the paint. Celtic’s also led by as many as 20 and never trailed. The Celtics defense held Miami to 39% shooting.

The all-star center helps heat stay close

Miami’s bright spot was Bam Adebayo whobhad 27 points and 16 rebounds.

Tyler Herro scored 22 points, Jimmy Butler had 17 and Duncan Robinson 13.

Miami rallied from 14 points down to win game 1 in OT. 17 points down to win game 2. Nonetheless, on Saturday they didn’t have enough though to get it done. The Heat did put together a late run to make matters intriguing.

The Rookie with big points down the stretch

The rookie Herro put 16 points in the second quarter alone to keep Miami close. The Heat took off on an 11-1 run to get to 82-73 on a layup by Herro with 1:08 left in the third, and Boston countered with the next seven points proving to be the better team on Saturday.

Goran Dragic had 11 for Miami and Jae Crowder ended with 10. The Heat who have been hot from three were 12 for 44 from the three-point range.

Heat captain Jimmy Butler with some strong words

After the game Butler said It gets old, playing from behind, consistently,” Butler said afterward. “We should stop put ourselves in that position.”

Should? More like must.

“We got to start the game how we start the fourth,” Adebayo said. “I feel like we’re not the type of team where we can go through the motions and try and figure out everything in the first half, and then in the third or fourth, we just try to turn it on.

“I guess they got tired of us being down 13 and coming back and winning.”

Resiliency is a great thing, in games as much as in series. But you’d rather not put yourself in the position to test it.

Miami will look to bounce back on Wednesday for Game 3.

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