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NBA playoffs 2022: The Miami Heat might not have enough to overcome the league's best defense
With Jimmy Butler slow, Kyle Lowry slower and Tyler Herro in courtside couture, the Celtics' defense wasn't survivable.
Miami, Boston tied 2-2 heading to game 5
Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference)
Boston Celtics' 'sense of urgency' from start to finish propels Game 4 blowout of Miami Heat to even East finals
The Celtics scored the first eight points of Monday's Game 4 and never looked back, cruising to a wire-to-wire blowout win against the Heat to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
Miami Heat confident despite blowout loss to Boston Celtics: 'Proven we can do it'
The Heat wouldn't use injuries as an excuse for Monday's 102-82 loss to the Celtics, with coach Erik Spoelstra saying the team has "proven" they can return the favor.
Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout
— The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3.
Stephen A. 'disgusted' with Heat after 20-point loss in Game 4
Stephen A. Smith says the Celtics came out hot from the start in a dominant 102-82 Game 4 victory vs. the Heat.
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