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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game 3: Live Score, Updates, News, Statistics and Highlights | NBA.com Canada

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game 3: Live Score, Updates, News, Statistics and Highlights |  NBA.com Canada

The Boston Celtics Victory is needed to keep the series from going down 3-0 Miami Heat And they did, bringing a different level of energy to get on board in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Led by their dynamic duo Jason Tatum And Jalen Brown, The Celtics were in control of much of the game. Another late push from the Heat caused a panic in Boston, but they eventually stopped for the first time to bring Miami 2-1 in the series.

If you miss any action covered by live updates, highlights and more from this contest.

Final: Boston Celtics 117, Miami Heat 106

The heat did not make them easier, but the Celtics were able to hold it to take Game 3.

Jason Tatum and Jalen Brown Electric in leading Boston to success. Tatum finished with 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in the triple-double, while Brown had 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block. Gordon Howard In his first game he played over 30 points with six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

For the Heat, Bam Adebayo’s 27-point, 16-rebound double-double stands, while Tyler Herro’s 22 points (15 in the second quarter) are the only other sources of consistent offense.

Bam Adebayo had an easy layoff to reduce the lead to five, but Marcus Smart converted a pair of free throws to take the lead to seven. The Celtics led 111-104 with 47 seconds.

I repeat … Miami is not going yet. Duncan Robinson knocked down another two 3 seconds to reduce the Celtics lead to just eight points, and then drew a dangerous foul on Jalen Brown to seize the heat with one minute left. UPDATE: That offensive foul has been upgraded to a Flagent 1, which gives Heat two free throws and a ball. Robinson goes 1-off-2 from the line, trailing 109-102 with 1-10 to play.

Miami are not far away yet, but Boston still scoring easily in the paint makes it difficult for the Heat to get into this lead. Duncan Robinson finally got the 3-pointer to hit Miami’s missing 3s, but Kemba Walker Within five minutes the Celtics responded immediately, taking it to the edge to keep it at 104-88.

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Heat lost 14-straight 3-pointers and is outperforming in 54-28 paint. The combination of those two things helps to explain the Celtics 97-80 lead within eight minutes of playing in the competition.

End of third quarter: Celtics 89, heat 74

The Heat went on the run to keep things close, but the Celtics responded with their own run to close in the quarter.

The show was stolen by Jason Tatum (20 points) and Jaylen Brown (24 points), while Kemba Walker’s 16 points were consistent with Boston’s offense. Bam Adebayo emerged a little higher to double-double 18 points and 12 rebounds in that third quarter, but Miami was still quiet on the whole.

Not much from the Heat Superstar Jimmy Butler Since the All-Star Forward has just 10 points for 3-for-9 shooting from the field, this is one more.

After that 11-1 heat run, the Celtics took control of the game at 89-73 with their own 7-0 lead. The series was removed by this and a dunk from Jason Tatum on a foul advice from Rookie Kendrick Nunn.

Three missed layouts in a row for the Celtics make life a little hotter. Miami went 11-1 to reduce Boston’s lead to just nine at 82-73 in the space of two minutes in the third quarter.

Heat hanging around but struggling to score consistently. As Boston have not yet extended their lead to 20, Bam Adebayo changes one to help the Celtics take a slight lead, even with Adebayo’s strong ending, which still holds the 16-point Celtics lead at 78-62.

The Celtics had a 76-58 lead when they began to identify this heat zone that had caused them the most trouble in Games 1 and 2. From Marcus Smart to cutting Jalen Brown this dime helps in that segment.

Half time: Celtics 62, Heat 50

Some Team Half Time Stats:

Celtics maintained Tyler Herro’s red-hot lead to 12 points at halftime in the second quarter.

Hero fired 15 points in 4 quarters of 15 points in a 6-for-7 quarterfinal shot off the field, but Jason Tatum and Jalen Brown turned things around with easy transition buckets to ignite the Celtics run.

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Tatum is battling a triple-double at halftime with 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. 8-for-12 from the field effectively led Brown on the scoring charge with 17 points.

Hero is the only heat player in the double figures with 18 points. Bam Adebayo is a perfect fit for the 4-for-4 off the field for eight points, but Boston is doing a better job of keeping him away from the easy labs at the edge. Goran Drajik and Jimmy Butler were both silent, scoring six points each in the first half.

The 9-0 Celtics run dismisses Tyler Herro’s hot streak, giving Boston a 60-48 lead within a minute of playing in the half. The passionate defense turned into buckets for the Celtics.

Jason Tatum! After receiving a technical foul to argue the call, the Celtics all-star forward throws a vicious dunk‌ in the transition to trigger a run. Boston now lead 45-37 with 6:48 left in the second frame.

Welcome to Game 3, Tyler Herro. Rookie scored 11 of Miami’s last 14 points, knocking out three consecutive 3s, bringing his team back to this position. With half still eight minutes left, the Heat are still 40-36 behind.

End of first quarter: Celtics 31, heat23

Jason Tatum gets a 3-pointer to go before the end of the quarter to give the Celtics a 31-23 lead.

Boston did a much better job of taking care of the ball in the first frame than they did in Game 2, recording only one turnover per quarter. They bring better power to the defensive end, tightening life to 35.3% firing heat from the field. In a balanced scoring effort, Jay Crowder was the team’s leading scorer with just five points.

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Gordon Howard checks in for the first time after the first round of the playoffs and immediately makes a play, releasing a sweet pass to Daniel Thiss for the layoff. The Celtics led 22-17 with 2:54 left in the quarter as the Heat entered the scoring column with a total of five starters.

The Celtics came strong, taking a 7- for-11 lead from the field to a 16-9 lead. Jalen Brown scoring six points in a 3-for-4 shooting off the field to get Boston right off the bat.

Pregame

Here’s your first look at going through the motions before returning to Gordon Hayward Game 3.

Five openings for the Celtics – Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jalen Brown, Jason Tatum and Daniel Thes.

Five openers for the Heat – Goran Drazik, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Jay Crowder and Bam Adebayo.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens Pregame announced Gordon Hayward was expected to be available in a role from the bench for Game 3 and now he is officially listed.