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Celtics stop losing run against Heat

Gordon Hayward
Boston Celtics welcomed Gordon Hayward back from injury in the third game of the series

The Boston Celtics claimed a dominant 117-106 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals to close the gap to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

It was just the second loss in 12 play-off games for the Heat.

“We played some good basketball all the way through,” said shooting guard Brown, who bagged 26 points while Tatum landed 25 points and 14 rebounds.

The Celtics also welcomed back star forward Gordon Hayward from injury and he managed six points in a 31-minute spell as he was eased back into action following the ankle problem that had sidelined him since August.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Hayward “looked pretty good” as his side controlled the game from the start, taking a 13-point cushion into half-time and leading by 20 at one point in the second half.

Hayward said his ankle was “pretty sore” after the game but that he was “proud to get the win”.

Despite Bam Adebayo’s contribution of 27 points and 16 rebounds and six players hitting double figures, the Heat were outplayed and a late fightback to within three points was snuffed out.

“They came out with great force in this game, and you do have to credit them for that,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

The fourth game in the series takes place on Wednesday.

In the Western Conference,the LA Lakers will aim to go 2-0 upin their finals series with the Denver Nuggets on Monday.


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