In an 0-2 hole, the Boston Celtics were facing a must-win situation entering Game 3. They needed a win to keep the series, and their Championship hopes alive.
Fortunately for them, they were able to come out with the 117-106 victory, thanks to huge performances from their stars, Jayson Tatum (who dropped 25 points and 14 rebounds and Jaylen Brown (26 points, 7 rebounds).
The win today prompted a lot of excitement from the community, and it seems harder than ever to guess the outcome of the rest of the games going forward.
Tatum and Brown led the Celtics to the Game 3 win
Boston trails Miami 2-1. pic.twitter.com/9GR7VmdBvv
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 20, 2020
As a duo in the Playoffs
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown > Kawhi Leonard and Paul George
— MJs GOAT (@MjsGoat) September 20, 2020
— Anonymuhree✊ (@AnonymousMuhree) September 20, 2020
If the Celtics come back and win this series, the chair that got thrown in the dressing room after Game 2 should get a playoff share.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) September 20, 2020
The Miami Heat lead the series 2-1.
This team never gives up. But you can’t keep playing 3/4 quarters with low energy, effort & expect for the 4Q comeback.
That means everyone. Including your star. Can’t have Butler on cruise control til in 4Q.
Game 4 won’t be until WED
— (@HeatvsHaters) September 20, 2020
Jaylen Brown was awesome. The Celtics beat the Heat, 117-106. This is still a series.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 20, 2020
Celts in 6 pic.twitter.com/9WZsJ6mZ4C
— Dario (@KorcarX2) September 20, 2020
And they did. https://t.co/0Y7X7i3GEa
— Marc D’Amico (@Marc_DAmico) September 20, 2020
OK, so the Celts got mad and turned up the defensive heat on the Heat … and should’ve won by 25. BUT THE HEAT VERY NEARLY GOT BACK IN THIS GAME. Celts had to make some big shots/FTs to hold ’em off, and lucky Herro went cold from three.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 20, 2020
there are many reasons why the heat lost tonight, but jimmy butler being, like, the fifth best wing on the floor is pretty high on the list.
— Karens In Paris (@NekiasNBA) September 20, 2020
Gordon Hayward was pretty solid in his return, putting up 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals for the night. It is clear that if the Celtics wings can play like this for the rest of this series, they’re going to be extremely hard to beat.
As for the Heat, they still control the series, having a 2-1 lead. But if they don’t find a way to contain Tatum and Brown, this thing could be tied up after Game 4 ends on Wednesday.
It will be interesting to see what transpires.